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Editor’s Take: The UN Secretary General’s vision for humanitarian reform
11 February 2016 (IRIN ), The UN secretary-general is leading a global process to reform the way aid is delivered in crisis zones. IRIN’s Managing Editor Heba Aly reflects on whether his vision, as outlined in his long-awaited report for the World Humanitarian Summit released this week, hits the right notes.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102422/Editor-s-Take-The-UN-Secretary-General-s-vision-for-humanitarian-reform
Humanitarian reform: What's on - and off - the table
11 February 2016 (IRIN ), Pressure is mounting for concrete proposals for the future of humanitarian aid, in the lead-up to the first ever World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul in May. Hundreds of ideas are floating around. Which are now rising to the top? And which are being pushed to the side? Here’s our take on the emerging trends.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102423/Humanitarian-reform-What-s-on-and-off-the-table
Why does no one care about Yemen?
11 February 2016 (IRIN ), More than 6,000 Yemenis have been killed since March in a conflict that has set off a humanitarian catastrophe so severe that humanitarian agencies are struggling to cope. So why does no one seem to care?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102426/Why-does-no-one-care-about-Yemen
When shit happens
8 February 2016 (IRIN ), Everyone defecates, but ‘how’ and ‘where’ are questions that highlight class, gender and cultural differences between us.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102414/When-shit-happens
Briefing: The new Jihadist strategy in the Sahel
4 February 2016 (IRIN ), Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged Islamist militants.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102410/Briefing-The-new-Jihadist-strategy-in-the-Sahel
The axis of generosity
3 February 2016 (IRIN ), As a major funding conference opens in London, IRIN has run the numbers. Which countries can claim to be doing the most for the Syria crisis? We compare 29 aid donors (to Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan) and refugee-hosting countries.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102406/The-axis-of-generosity
Where in the world is Zika?
3 February 2016 (IRIN ), The World Health Organization has declared that the strong links between Zika infection during pregnancy and microcephaly should be treated as a global public health emergency. IRIN maps the range of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and the Zika virus it spreads.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102407/Where-in-the-world-is-Zika
Stop scapegoating Greece
2 February 2016 (IRIN ), As the Greek islands continue to receive around 2,000 migrants and refugees every day, despite treacherous winter sea conditions, many other European countries are trying to prevent their onward movement. Greece is increasingly isolated and under pressure.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102403/Stop-scapegoating-Greece
Southern Africa’s food crisis in numbers
28 January 2016 (IRIN ), Southern Africa is facing the threat of extensive crop failures this year as a result of record low rainfall in a region in which 29 million people already don't have reliable access to enough affordable and nutritious food.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102391/Southern-Africa-s-food-crisis-in-numbers
Syrian peace talks lost in a fog of war
28 January 2016 (IRIN ), With the main Syrian opposition group threatening not to show, and talks in separate rooms even if they do, are these peace talks at all?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102396/Syrian-peace-talks-lost-in-a-fog-of-war
Should airdrops be tried to save starving Syrians?
27 January 2016 (IRIN ), Since Madaya forced the plight of Syrians under siege onto the international stage, voices calling for airdrops to save starving civilians have only become louder. Governments and aid agencies say it can't be done effectively. But is it that simple?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102392/Should-airdrops-be-tried-to-save-starving-Syrians
Oil crash exposes Angola’s era of excess
26 January 2016 (IRIN ), There’s never a good time for a drought, but this is a particularly bad period for Angola as it struggles to cope with shrinking revenues as a result of the global oil price crash.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102389/Oil-crash-exposes-Angola-s-era-of-excess
Breakthrough in Cambodia malaria row
22 January 2016 (IRIN ), Malaria-carrying parasites in Cambodia have developed resistance to both of the main drugs used to fight the disease, putting millions of lives potentially at risk should that resistance spread. To make matters worse, a corruption scandal led to the freezing of millions of dollars of vital funding to combat malaria in Cambodia. The WHO tells IRIN the row has been resolved, but has the damage already been done?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102382/Breakthrough-in-Cambodia-malaria-row
IRIN's Top Picks: Neutral aid, women refugees, and unequal inequality
22 January 2016 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, 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/102384/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Neutral-aid-women-refugees-and-unequal-inequality
The refugee camp that became a city
20 January 2016 (IRIN ), When Halima Abdi fled the civil war in Somalia with her young daughter, she hoped her stay across the border in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp would be short-lived.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102378/The-refugee-camp-that-became-a-city
Uganda’s Karamoja faces drought emergency
19 January 2016 (IRIN ), At least 640,000 people in Uganda’s northeastern Karamoja region – more than half its population – are facing food shortages as a result of a drought-affected harvest.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102373/Uganda-s-Karamoja-faces-drought-emergency
UN aid panel calls for ‘grand bargain’ on finance
18 January 2016 (IRIN ), After seven months of research and deliberation, the UN secretary-general’s high-level panel has finally delivered its proposals for reforming humanitarian financing. The ideas are not startlingly new, but, four months ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit, is this now a framework that might actually be adopted and help close the gap between soaring needs and dwindling resources?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102370/UN-aid-panel-calls-for-grand-bargain-on-finance
UN appeals for Syria: a look at the numbers
15 January 2016 (IRIN ), As the war in Syria drags on, donors have given more but the percentage of needs they meet has decreased. IRIN takes a look at the numbers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102362/UN-appeals-for-Syria-a-look-at-the-numbers
Can the UN patch things up in Congo?
15 January 2016 (IRIN ), A year ago, the Congolese army and MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo, were supposed to launch joint operations to take on Rwandan Hutu rebels. Everything was planned down to the last detail, before a major difference of opinion stopped the effort in its tracks.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102363/Can-the-UN-patch-things-up-in-Congo
IRIN's Top Picks: Syrian sieges, social media, and space oddity
15 January 2016 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, 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/102364/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Syrian-sieges-social-media-and-space-oddity

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