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Heightened HIV risk for people with disabilities
29 July 2014 (IRIN ), Inaccessible health services for people with disabilities (PWD), combined with social stigma and violence, contribute to high HIV risk - a gap that must be filled if the disabled are not to remain disproportionately vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, say health experts and activists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100414/Heightened-HIV-risk-for-people-with-disabilities
Is the UN peacekeeper selection process flawed?
29 July 2014 (IRIN ), Reports on Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Nigeria released in July 2014 at the Open Society Institute in New York reveal failures in human rights vetting for soldiers in countries that contribute to UN peacekeeping operations.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100415/Is-the-UN-peacekeeper-selection-process-flawed
Better management of dead and missing migrants needed in Europe
28 July 2014 (IRIN ), As the number of migrants and asylum seekers reaching southern Europe’s shores this year continues to climb - to about 75,000 at last count - so too does the death toll from attempts to cross the Mediterranean in over-crowded, unseaworthy boats.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100403/Better-management-of-dead-and-missing-migrants-needed-in-Europe
Gunned down in Mombasa – the clerics that have died
28 July 2014 (IRIN ), More than 21 Islamic clerics have been gunned down in Kenya’s southeastern port city of Mombasa over the past two years, according to the human rights group Haki Africa. All but one of them was linked by the government to terrorism and support for the al-Shabab insurgency in neighboring Somalia.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100412/Gunned-down-in-Mombasa-the-clerics-that-have-died
Planned dams threaten Cambodia's food security
28 July 2014 (IRIN ), The planned construction of 88 hydroelectric dams in the lower Mekong basin by 2030 will cause food security challenges in Cambodia, experts say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100413/Planned-dams-threaten-Cambodia-s-food-security
Innovation - What's new?
24 July 2014 (IRIN ), Alexander Aleinikoff, deputy high commissioner for refugees at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), is frank about the challenge of innovating within what he refers to as “stodgy and sclerotic” UN organizations. He says: “I have not been to one of our operations where people aren't doing really new and interesting things; they just don't tell headquarters about it. Because they are sure that if they tell headquarters it'll be squashed.”
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100400/Innovation-What-s-new
NGOs against MONUSCO drones for humanitarian work
23 July 2014 (IRIN ), International NGOs have rebuffed a recent offer by the UN Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to use drones for humanitarian information gathering, saying this could represent a dangerous “blurring of the lines” between military and humanitarian actors in the conflict.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100391/NGOs-against-MONUSCO-drones-for-humanitarian-work
Analysis: Conflict dynamics on Kenya’s coast
23 July 2014 (IRIN ), A string of attacks by gunmen on communities in Kenya’s southeastern Coast Province over the past six weeks has left more than 100 people dead, and the real fear of yet more violence to come.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100394/Analysis-Conflict-dynamics-on-Kenya-s-coast
Israel/Gaza – how does it end?
22 July 2014 (IRIN ), As diplomats scurry to agree an end to the two-week clashes between Israel and Hamas, what are the key issues preventing the two sides from reaching a deal?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100390/Israel-Gaza-how-does-it-end
Biharis in Bangladesh seek protection, justice
21 July 2014 (IRIN ), The recent violent attack on Urdu-speaking Biharis in the Bangladeshi capital highlights this minority’s ongoing protection needs: Community leaders allege political collusion in the attack.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100379/Biharis-in-Bangladesh-seek-protection-justice
Business and humanitarian action: Overcoming the language barrier
21 July 2014 (IRIN ), A cloud of mistrust hangs over relations between business and the humanitarian community, the result of decades of mutual suspicion. Aid workers stereotype the private sector as profiteering and unscrupulous; business people write off international agencies as bloated and inefficient.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100383/Business-and-humanitarian-action-Overcoming-the-language-barrier
Briefing: Targeting CAR’s predators
21 July 2014 (IRIN ), The UN sanctions committee unveiled a report on 11 July detailing the alleged involvement of named individuals and armed groups in major human rights violations in the Central African Republic (CAR). The report by a panel of experts on CAR also presents evidence on the groups’ sources of funding and weapons, and names individuals believed to be involved in trafficking natural resources, and funding, organizing and manipulating armed groups.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100385/Briefing-Targeting-CAR-s-predators
Analysis: Why Timor-Leste’s stability could be deceptive
18 July 2014 (IRIN ), Timor-Leste’s current stability could be undermined by a sharp decline in oil revenues and leadership challenges if the country’s first president and current prime minister Xanana Gusmão steps down later this year as announced.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100363/Analysis-Why-Timor-Leste-s-stability-could-be-deceptive
Burundi’s troubled peace and reconciliation process
17 July 2014 (IRIN ), Fifteen years after a peace accord called for its creation, Burundi is finally to set up a Peace and Reconciliation Commission (PRC) to examine crimes committed since 1962. But the controversies and disagreements that have dogged the mechanism since it was first mooted continue to reverberate, casting doubt on its efficacy, with the key concern being whether the commission’s purview will be selective.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100361/Burundi-s-troubled-peace-and-reconciliation-process
Grassroots moves to quell Myanmar’s communal violence
15 July 2014 (IRIN ), In early July, a hundreds-strong mob of Buddhists converged on a shop in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city. According to rumours spread on social media, its Muslim owner had raped a Buddhist woman. The ensuing violence left two dead and a dozen injured.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100345/Grassroots-moves-to-quell-Myanmar-s-communal-violence
Statelessness = invisibility in West Africa
15 July 2014 (IRIN ), At least 750,000 people are stateless in West Africa, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), which is calling for governments to do more to give or restore the nationality of stateless individuals, and improve national laws to prevent statelessness.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100348/Statelessness-invisibility-in-West-Africa
How flawed are current aid responses?
15 July 2014 (IRIN ), Last week, international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released a hard-hitting report Where is everyone? outlining a number of severe shortcomings in the international aid community’s response to humanitarian crises.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100349/How-flawed-are-current-aid-responses
Donors giving more but needs are greater than ever
14 July 2014 (IRIN ), Humanitarian funding reached a record US$22 billion in 2013, yet almost a third of needs remained unmet, according to data recently released by the UK-based think tank Global Humanitarian Assistance Programme’s Development Initiatives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100339/Donors-giving-more-but-needs-are-greater-than-ever
Breaking the poverty trap – the power of cash grants
10 July 2014 (IRIN ), A cash injection of as little as US$12 per month for an impoverished family could determine whether a child eats properly or goes to school or not. With cash transfer programmes around the world now having a profound impact on the lives of poor people, the debate is less about whether to implement them than how to do so.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100326/Breaking-the-poverty-trap-the-power-of-cash-grants
Analysis: Adversity in northern Mali
10 July 2014 (IRIN ), Only just recovering from a brutal Islamist occupation, residents of northern Mali are facing further devastation following recent clashes between separatist rebel forces and government troops. The violence has heightened insecurity, throttled an already difficult aid operation and driven up hunger.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100329/Analysis-Adversity-in-northern-Mali

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