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Schools reopen, but Ebola keeps pupils on the streets
6 May 2015 (IRIN ), Fear and poverty are keeping many children in Sierra Leone out of classrooms and on the streets hawking or labouring– another effect of the Ebola outbreak that kept schools closed for nine months.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101461/Schools-reopen-but-Ebola-keeps-pupils-on-the-streets
IRIN’s Top Picks: White elephants, corruption and IEDs
17 April 2015 (IRIN ), This week's Top Picks features MSF's executive director on the dangers of mixing military and humanitarian missions, how homemade bombs affect aid work in Afghanistan, wasted Ebola funds in West Africa, the links between corruption and conflict in South Sudan, and much more.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101374/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-White-elephants-corruption-and-IEDs
Why are humanitarians so WEIRD?
15 April 2015 (IRIN ), In his latest column, recovering aid worker Paul Currion argues that humanitarian organisations are fundamentally WEIRD - Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. Unless that changes, he says, they will always struggle to understand the communities in which they work.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101314/Why-are-humanitarians-so-WEIRD
Pros and cons of Sierra Leone's Ebola lockdowns
9 April 2015 (IRIN ), Government-enforced "stay-at-homes" in Sierra Leone might help find hidden Ebola cases, but they also hurt people's livelihoods
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101346/Pros-and-cons-of-Sierra-Leone-s-Ebola-lockdowns
What future for the humanitarian capital of the world?
7 April 2015 (IRIN ), Geneva has firmly taken its place as one of the most expensive cities in the world, following a sharp rise in the value of the Swiss franc in January. Should cost-conscious aid agencies be headquartered there?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101332/What-future-for-the-humanitarian-capital-of-the-world
Sierra Leone's missing Ebola millions
30 March 2015 (IRIN ), Taxpayers and individual donors contributed some $18 million to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone, where the disease has killed almost 3,800 people. When public auditors examined how the money had been spent, they found that records for more than half of the money were incomplete or entirely missing.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101293/Sierra-Leone-s-missing-Ebola-millions
Killing us softly
27 March 2015 (IRIN ), Of the 100 million Chinese who watched a documentary - later censored - about air pollution in their country, 172,000 are likely to die each year from air pollution-related diseases.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101285/Killing-us-softly
Ebola and HIV: how to change behaviour for the long term
20 March 2015 (IRIN ), Ebola-hit countries are working hard to reduce their infection rates and get to zero, with mixed success. But when the day does come and the crisis is declared over, how can prevention lessons be made to stick? Are there models to emulate from the global HIV campaign?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101260/Ebola-and-HIV-how-to-change-behaviour-for-the-long-term
Beyond the outbreak: leading expert on what the Ebola crisis can teach us
19 March 2015 (IRIN ), What lessons can be drawn from the Ebola crisis? Epidemiologist Jimmy Whitworth talks to IRIN about treatment, prevention, “research windows,” and how little has changed since an 1854 cholera epidemic.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101256/Beyond-the-outbreak-leading-expert-on-what-the-Ebola-crisis-can-teach-us
"Let’s finish the job" : UN Ebola envoy
16 March 2015 (IRIN ), At the height of the Ebola outbreak in September, the United Nations appointed public health expert Dr. David Nabarro as its Special Envoy on Ebola. He spoke to IRIN from New York about ongoing challenges and lessons learned.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101234/Let-s-finish-the-job-UN-Ebola-envoy
IRIN’s Top Picks: Aid worker anxiety, conflict pollution and DRR
13 March 2015 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share some of their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101229/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Aid-worker-anxiety-conflict-pollution-and-DRR
A marriage of convenience: the UK military and NGOs
3 March 2015 (IRIN ), It's an interesting moment for the UK armed forces. Currently their biggest overseas deployment is not military at all, in the normal sense of the world, but humanitarian, as part of Operation Gritrock, fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone. There they are working alongside civilian health staff and NGOs, and under the leadership of a civilian official from the overseas development ministry.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101186/A-marriage-of-convenience-the-UK-military-and-NGOs
Preventing the next Ebola - the world's worst healthcare systems
3 March 2015 (IRIN ), An interactive guide to the world's worst health systems
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101190/Preventing-the-next-Ebola-the-world-s-worst-healthcare-systems
Working to keep the peace: The impact of job schemes on ex-rebels
27 February 2015 (IRIN ), Job-creation schemes are the traditional way to tackle the post-conflict problem of unemployed ex-fighters and to reduce the threat they can pose to peace and stability in fragile states.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101170/Working-to-keep-the-peace-The-impact-of-job-schemes-on-ex-rebels
Three words of advice for WHO Africa's new chief
24 February 2015 (IRIN ), WHO’s new regional director for Africa faces a tough road ahead, as she attempts to restore confidence in the organization following failures to act more quickly during the Ebola outbreak.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101153/Three-words-of-advice-for-WHO-Africa-s-new-chief
AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Ebola: Back to school, but is it safe?
20 February 2015 (IRIN ), Millions of students in Liberia and Sierra will soon be back in school for the first time in more than six months, but concerns over Ebola remain.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101147/AUDIO-SLIDESHOW-Ebola-Back-to-school-but-is-it-safe
Who celebrity advocates are really targeting. And it’s not you.
13 February 2015 (IRIN ), In recent years, aid agencies have increasingly used celebrities to raise awareness and money for their causes. There’s just one problem: It doesn’t actually work.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101122/Who-celebrity-advocates-are-really-targeting-And-it-s-not-you
Sex crimes up amid Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
4 February 2015 (IRIN ), Reports that rates of sexual assault and teenage pregnancy have soared in Sierra Leone since the start of the Ebola outbreak have prompted the government to plan a raft of measure to protect girls and the UN to investigate the scale of the increase.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101090/Sex-crimes-up-amid-Ebola-outbreak-in-Sierra-Leone
Ebolanomics - the search for a vaccine
27 January 2015 (IRIN ), After years of ignoring the disease, pharmaceutical companies are racing to produce an effective vaccine for Ebola, using plenty of public money. Now questions are being raised about ethics and accountability.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101055/Ebolanomics-the-search-for-a-vaccine
After Ebola: What next for West Africa’s health systems
26 January 2015 (IRIN ), As rates of Ebola infection fall in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone planning has begun on how to rebuild public health systems and learn lessons from the outbreak.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101046/After-Ebola-What-next-for-West-Africa-s-health-systems

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