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Kenya's anti-terror border wall sparks heated debate
17 April 2015 (IRIN ), Kenya has begun building a separation barrier along its 700-kilometre border with Somalia. The government says it wants to keep out members of Al-Shabab, whose attacks have claimed hundreds of lives in Kenya. But not everyone things it is such a good plan.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101377/Kenya-s-anti-terror-border-wall-sparks-heated-debate
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
Migrant crisis in the Mediterranean: What can be done?
15 April 2015 (IRIN ), With Italian authorities rescuing 8,500 migrants in the Mediterranean over the weekend and reports up to 400 may have perished, there can be no doubt that an unprecedented summer surge in migrant sea crossings is already under way.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101369/Migrant-crisis-in-the-Mediterranean-What-can-be-done
Briefing: Should 'killer robots' be banned?
14 April 2015 (IRIN ), Drones are already doing a lot of killing on behalf of certain governments, but a human being still has to make a conscious decision somewhere and press a button. What if killing machines were programmed to take such decisions all by themselves?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101360/Briefing-Should-killer-robots-be-banned
Europe must stop exporting its migration fears – or face the consequences
13 April 2015 (IRIN ), In a new column, anthropologist and author of "Illegality, Inc." Ruben Andersson of the London School of Economics warns that European Union initiatives to collaborate with African states may fuel irregular migration rather than stem it.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101353/Europe-must-stop-exporting-its-migration-fears-or-face-the-consequences
Repatriation threat alarms Somali refugees in Kenya
13 April 2015 (IRIN ), A threat from Kenya’s deputy president to send back hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees in the wake of the Garissa university shooting has prompted alarm in the camps and rebuke from advocacy groups and even some MPs.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101354/Repatriation-threat-alarms-Somali-refugees-in-Kenya
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
Oil-rich Delta poses first big test for Nigeria's new leader
9 April 2015 (IRIN ), An early test for Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari is how his incoming administration will handle the volatile oil revenue-generating Delta, where former militia commanders pledged their support to Goodluck Jonathan, their clansman, who was emphatically beaten in the 28 March presidential election.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101342/Oil-rich-Delta-poses-first-big-test-for-Nigeria-s-new-leader
The new buzzword in aid – and why agencies are slow to act
9 April 2015 (IRIN ), 'Urban' is a new buzzword in humanitarian circles, but aid agencies, accustomed to working in more remote war zones or in the aftermath of natural disasters, have been slow to turn it into action
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101343/The-new-buzzword-in-aid-and-why-agencies-are-slow-to-act
Is the Saudi war on Yemen legal?
3 April 2015 (IRIN ), In all the media coverage surrounding the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen in recent days, few have stopped to ask a fundamental question: Is it legal?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101320/Is-the-Saudi-war-on-Yemen-legal
Syria pledging conference: Three key trends
1 April 2015 (IRIN ), On Tuesday, International donors pledged a record US$3.8billion towards humanitarian relief for the Syrian crisis, now into its fifth year. Here are three key trends from the conference.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101308/Syria-pledging-conference-Three-key-trends
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
Nigeria's election - "anything fit happen"
27 March 2015 (IRIN ), Nigeria is increasingly tense in the countdown to presidential elections on Saturday. President Goodluck Jonathan is facing an exceptionally strong challenge from former military ruler, General Muhammadu Buhari. Never has a presidential race been so close, and with that the risk of major political violence increases.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101289/Nigeria-s-election-anything-fit-happen
Millions of aid dollars lost in currency swings
26 March 2015 (IRIN ), Currency fluctuations this year could cost relief agencies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost income, threatening aid to millions of people around the world.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101279/Millions-of-aid-dollars-lost-in-currency-swings
Zimbabwe on alert over cholera threat
25 March 2015 (IRIN ), Children play on the dumpsite in the Budiriro suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, scrambling through the garbage and ignoring the clouds of flies and overpowering stench from the rotting, untreated waste.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101276/Zimbabwe-on-alert-over-cholera-threat
One year on: why Ebola is not yet over in Guinea
23 March 2015 (IRIN ), The Ebola outbreak, which was first declared on 22 March 2014, continues to ravage the country, in large part because information campaigns have failed to bring about comprehensive changes in behavior and beliefs.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101264/One-year-on-why-Ebola-is-not-yet-over-in-Guinea
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
Iraqi Kurdistan nears breaking point
20 March 2015 (IRIN ), The pressure of hosting more than 1 million people displaced by militants from the group calling itself Islamic State - on top of an existing 225,000 Syrian refugees - is taking a crippling economic and social toll on Iraqi Kurdistan and increasing risks for the most vulnerable.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101258/Iraqi-Kurdistan-nears-breaking-point
After Israel's elections, what prospects for Middle East peace process?
18 March 2015 (IRIN ), After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explicitly confirmed he would block all bids for an independent Palestinian state, is the two-state solution dead?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101249/After-Israel-s-elections-what-prospects-for-Middle-East-peace-process
What you need to know about DRR
18 March 2015 (IRIN ), A new global plan to prepare for future natural and climate-linked disasters agreed in Sendai, Japan today has been condemned by development NGOs as lacking in ambition and short-changing poorer countries that are most at risk.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101252/What-you-need-to-know-about-DRR

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