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Aid groups in Congo fear political tensions could impede their work

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 20:22
Experts and officials say the humanitarian response is badly stretched and could become a soft target ahead of December elections

Women, elderly left behind in Nepal’s post-earthquake rebuilding efforts

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:05
Even when women can apply for money to build new homes, they often can’t do the work themselves or find skilled labourers to help.

For medical workers in South Sudan's war, just reaching the sick is a challenge

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 20:52
Aid groups deploy planes and mobile health teams to hard-to-reach areas, but healthcare remains threadbare and underfunded

Civilians trapped in Yarmouk face “unimaginable” end to siege

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 22:22
Palestinians who fled the besieged Damascus suburb, long recognised as a symbol of human suffering, are in need of shelter and basic assistance

The Yazidis who never came down the mountain

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:59
As aid funding dries up and Turkey threatens military action in the region, the Yazidis who fled to Sinjar Mountain face an uncertain future

Mosul women, Myanmar clashes, and a massive NGO fine: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:18
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Negotiations with jihadists? A radical idea gains currency in Mali

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:43
Bringing violent Islamist groups to the negotiating table isn’t on the Malian government’s agenda, but analysts say it might be soon

Rohingya camps run out of time as Bangladesh storm season arrives

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:34
Despite weeks of preparations, officials and residents are bracing for the likelihood that winds and rain will cut off aid access and destroy shelters

Mosul: Overcoming the trauma of IS rule, one haircut at a time

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 22:31
In post-conflict Iraq, mental healthcare is scarce. So women turn to their hairdressers

Opinion | Give peace a real chance in Yemen

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:59
A new special envoy to Yemen brings a new chance for negotiating peace. The Security Council can help by offering a realistic path forward.

Nine months on, a race against time to find pregnant Rohingya rape survivors

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:24
Workers in Bangladesh’s refugee camps are looking for women and girls who are expecting. But many are ashamed, and don’t want to be found

Syria strike, Congo no-show, and North Korea funding in freefall: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:24
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Congo: A decades-long cycle of war

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:48
A curation of in-depth reports from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the gulf between aid funding and humanitarian needs is growing fast

Ahead of peace talks, a who’s who in South Sudan’s splintering civil war

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:41
As the conflict in South Sudan fractures, who are the main protagonists heading into crucial talks in Addis Ababa?

Six months after US sanctions lifted, promised aid access in Sudan remains limited

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 15:30
Is President Omar al-Bashir only paying lip service to reforms so Sudan is removed from Washington’s state sponsors of terrorism list?

Opinion | Let’s end this competition of misery

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 15:02
It’s time to stop comparing human suffering, a reductive shorthand that boils down to: who is most deserving of rich people’s attention?

As conflict spreads, chronic displacement becomes a powderkeg in Afghanistan

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:53
Experts warn that the long-term consequences of today’s displacement crisis may not be felt for generations  

Disaster labels, hate speech, and hypocrisy on equality: The Cheat Sheet

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 19:05
A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues

Money, culture, language: barriers to Turkey’s bid to end refugee-only schools

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:45
If Turkey’s education plans are to serve as a template for other refugee-hosting nations, they must overcome a lot of obstacles

Politics and oil: the unseen drivers of violence in Congo’s Ituri Province

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:43
It’s too easy to blame outbreaks of violence in Congo on ethnic tensions