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IRIN’s top reads this week
27 November 2014 (IRIN ), Want to know what those in the humanitarian community reading? Each week we present our five must reads from the development world.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100888/IRIN-s-top-reads-this-week
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
IRIN's top reads this week
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), IRIN's reading list offers the top reads for those in the humanitarian sector every week.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100864/IRIN-s-top-reads-this-week
PRESS RELEASE: IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), After nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, the humanitarian news service IRIN is spinning off to become an independent non-profit media venture, with the support of a major private donor
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100867/PRESS-RELEASE-IRIN-humanitarian-news-service-to-spin-off-from-the-UN
ICN2: Feast and famine - trends in nutrition
17 November 2014 (IRIN ), More than 20 years on from the first ever International Conference on Nutrition, its successor is due to take place in Rome this week. Yet what do those in the nutrition sector think should be focussed upon?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100848/ICN2-Feast-and-famine-trends-in-nutrition
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
Inside the Ebola hot zone
13 November 2014 (IRIN ), Follow Emmanuel Adelekah as he collects the bodies of Ebola’s victims in Freetown… see the latest epidemiological stats on our interactive maps… read frontline reportage from the heart of the outbreak… catch up on the latest analysis… All this and much more is included in our multimedia production, Inside the Ebola Hot Zone.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100833/Inside-the-Ebola-hot-zone
The case for including migration in the post-2015 agenda
11 November 2014 (IRIN ), As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire at the end of 2015, campaigners are calling for the inclusion of migrant worker protections in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), noting that migrants contribute billions to reducing poverty - often at great cost to their personal safety and well-being.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100820/The-case-for-including-migration-in-the-post-2015-agenda
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
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
IRIN's top reads this week
6 November 2014 (IRIN ), Want to stay on top of the current debate around humanitarian and development issues without having to trawl the web? Welcome to IRIN's new reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents will share some of their top picks of recent must-read research, reports and in-depth articles while also highlighting key upcoming conferences and policy debates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100800/IRIN-s-top-reads-this-week
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
Migrant detention "abuse" can scar children for life
21 October 2014 (IRIN ), An increasing number of migrant children are being detained in countries where they are seeking asylum despite a growing body of scientific evidence that such incarceration leads to long-term psychological and developmental difficulties.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100741/Migrant-detention-abuse-can-scar-children-for-life
Ebola - Can you quarantine West Africa?
20 October 2014 (IRIN ), Since the death of Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan in Texas on 8 October and the Ebola infection of two US nurses that treated him, there have been increasing calls by US lawmakers to ban travel from the countries most affected by the virus - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100736/Ebola-Can-you-quarantine-West-Africa
Liberians in US face worsening Ebola stigma
17 October 2014 (IRIN ), Africans living in the US from the three Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, are under enormous pressure trying to help their families and ravaged communities back home. And they face an additional challenge: stigma.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100734/Liberians-in-US-face-worsening-Ebola-stigma
Tunisia’s seaborne samaritans rescue stranded migrants
14 October 2014 (IRIN ), In Zarzis, a small port city of some 70,000 in southeastern Tunisia, fishermen plying the Mediterranean have become saviours, rescuing boatloads of illegal migrants to Europe setting out from the shores of Libya.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100713/Tunisia-s-seaborne-samaritans-rescue-stranded-migrants
In Sierra Leone’s Ebola hot zone: A series of reports
10 October 2014 (IRIN ), We set off by jeep from the capital Freetown for Kenema, 240km away. While there are Stop Ebola posters all over the capital, we see very few en route. Every 15 minutes or so we’re stopped at an Ebola monitoring checkpoint to have our temperatures taken and to wash our hands in chlorinated water. Thirteen in all - it’s enough to make anyone paranoid.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100706/In-Sierra-Leone-s-Ebola-hot-zone-A-series-of-reports
Desperate Journey - American Odysseys
8 October 2014 (IRIN ), Fleeing violence and poverty, hundreds of Central Americans cross the US-Mexico border into Texas every day. The US government spends billions of dollars each year trying to keep them out, or deporting those the border patrol apprehends.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100699/Desperate-Journey-American-Odysseys

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