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Time for re-think on humanitarian funding?
16 December 2014 (IRIN ), The World Food Programme (WFP) is among many agencies struggling to raise enough money to support the growing number of vulnerable people caught up in crises around the world. Aid experts say the humanitarian funding system needs an overhaul.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100945/Time-for-re-think-on-humanitarian-funding
Burning issues facing Sri Lanka ahead of January polls
16 December 2014 (IRIN ), As Sri Lanka gears up for a presidential election five years after the end a long separatist rebellion, the country, especially the war-scarred north, faces a raft of unresolved chronic problems. Analysts regard many of them as long-term drivers of conflict.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100946/Burning-issues-facing-Sri-Lanka-ahead-of-January-polls
Afghanistan seeks anti-corruption support
3 December 2014 (IRIN ), New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is seeking a cash injection from donors to help him implement a ground-breaking anti-corruption campaign, but aid experts are sceptical he will get the desired funding.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100909/Afghanistan-seeks-anti-corruption-support
Yemen faces economic crisis as Saudi mulls pulling plug
1 December 2014 (IRIN ), Saudi Arabia is considering stopping financial support to Yemen, a move that could tip the country further towards economic collapse, Yemeni, Saudi and Western officials have said.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100901/Yemen-faces-economic-crisis-as-Saudi-mulls-pulling-plug
Peak youth - seizing the moment
25 November 2014 (IRIN ), We have accepted the concept “peak oil” - the point where oil production goes into an irreversible decline. Now we are being asked to contemplate that we are also rapidly approaching “peak youth”, when there will be more young people than ever before in the history of the planet, and when young people as a proportion of the population will reach a maximum, before starting to drop.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100881/Peak-youth-seizing-the-moment
Bangladesh's Rohingya camps - promise or peril?
25 November 2014 (IRIN ), Bangladesh's announcement that it will move two camps housing some 30,000 officially documented Rohingya refugees has heightened anxieties among the Muslim minority, who fled persecution in neighbouring Myanmar. Observers applaud the possibility of improving camp conditions, but are concerned the move could also increase insecurity.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100882/Bangladesh-s-Rohingya-camps-promise-or-peril
Creativity key to peace dividends in Myanmar
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), As Myanmar’s nationwide ceasefire negotiations continue, peace in many formerly war-torn regions has allowed state-run lifesaving services to gradually expand. But their provision is intensely politicized, and carefully crafted access strategies are vital, experts warn.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100857/Creativity-key-to-peace-dividends-in-Myanmar
Trade and transfat in the Pacific
17 November 2014 (IRIN ), Diminished agricultural production and unhealthy imports are contributing to some of the world’s highest obesity and diabetes rates in the Pacific Islands. Thousands of kilometres away from this backdrop, high-level officials are gathering for the only second-ever global nutrition conference in Rome, starting 19 November, to consolidate agreement on an international framework to improve nutrition.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100849/Trade-and-transfat-in-the-Pacific
Crypto-currencies and the aid industry
13 November 2014 (IRIN ), Meet Bitcoin: An encrypted digital currency the value of which has fluctuated sharply in recent years. It does not exist physically, there is no authority that oversees it, and you need Internet access to manage it. This might not sound like a formula for humanitarian success. However, experts say, Bitcoin offers important lessons for aid delivery in situations with weak (or destroyed) institutions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100831/Crypto-currencies-and-the-aid-industry
Analysis: Refugee or IDP - does it really matter?
13 November 2014 (IRIN ), In northern Iraq, Syrian refugees live alongside thousands of internally displaced Iraqis, both having fled the same conflict.Yet the two groups are treated differently by the international aid system, with separate programs and funding. Does this still make sense?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100835/Analysis-Refugee-or-IDP-does-it-really-matter
NGOs in the anti-terror trap *
11 November 2014 (IRIN ), The US anti-terrorism laws introduced since the World Trade Centre attacks are a minefield for humanitarian agencies and international NGOs, varying widely in their application from one country to another and targeting a whole variety of different political groups and individuals. The US-based NGO alliance, Interaction, says it needs six full time staff members just to ensure compliance with anti-diversion policies, two of whom spend most of their time checking partners against various anti-terrorism and other lists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100824/NGOs-in-the-anti-terror-trap
Central African peacekeeping force gears up for action
10 November 2014 (IRIN ), With hundreds of soldiers from its member states successfully completing a series of joint exercises and manoeuvres in Congo, the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) says its Multinational Force for Central Africa (FOMAC), is now ready to intervene in local conflicts and be part of global anti-terrorism initiatives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100815/Central-African-peacekeeping-force-gears-up-for-action
What slows Haiyan recovery - politics or practicality?
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), A year after one of the world’s most devastating typhoons swept through the Philippines, thousands are unable to resume their lives, with rehabilitation efforts bogged down by political divisions and bureaucracy, officials and survivors say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100803/What-slows-Haiyan-recovery-politics-or-practicality
An ambitious plan to end statelessness
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), It is now 60 years since stateless people received recognition in international law, and the UN has two conventions (1954 and 1961) dedicated to their protection and the regularization of their situation. Yet an estimated 10 million people worldwide still suffer the problems and indignities of having no nationality.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100804/An-ambitious-plan-to-end-statelessness
Climate change: Afghans on the front line
4 November 2014 (IRIN ), As the UN warns that "irreversible" climate change is affecting more people than ever, in northern Afghanistan the story is all too familiar.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100791/Climate-change-Afghans-on-the-front-line
No easy solution for Myanmar's Rakhine crisis
4 November 2014 (IRIN ), As the number of ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar hits record levels, the prospects for a lasting settlement of the crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine State look bleak.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100793/No-easy-solution-for-Myanmar-s-Rakhine-crisis
CAR: The search for justice
30 October 2014 (IRIN ), As the International Criminal Court (ICC) steps up its work in the Central African Republic (CAR), pledging to bring the worst perpetrators of violence to justice, concerted efforts are being made to counter endemic impunity in CAR. But the prevailing insecurity in many parts of the country rules out any quick fix solutions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100773/CAR-The-search-for-justice
Indonesian brothel closures hit HIV prevention
30 October 2014 (IRIN ), Brothel closures in Indonesian cities could put sex workers in danger and hamper HIV prevention efforts, say health experts and outreach workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100774/Indonesian-brothel-closures-hit-HIV-prevention
Australia pushes on with asylum seeker deterrence
29 October 2014 (IRIN ), As Australia moves on with a plan to resettle some 1,000 refugees in Cambodia, its legislature is also debating a bill that would eliminate most references to the 1951 Refugee Convention from domestic legislation - a move critics say could bolster the government’s asylum seeker deterrence efforts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100768/Australia-pushes-on-with-asylum-seeker-deterrence
Germany struggles to house rising number of asylum seekers
24 October 2014 (IRIN ), When a video emerged last month of security guards physically abusing a resident of a refugee housing facility in the German town of Burbach, the ensuing media furore shone a light on an asylum system straining under the weight of an unprecedented caseload.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100754/Germany-struggles-to-house-rising-number-of-asylum-seekers

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