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A marriage of convenience: the UK military and NGOs
3 March 2015 (IRIN ), It's an interesting moment for the UK armed forces. Currently their biggest overseas deployment is not military at all, in the normal sense of the world, but humanitarian, as part of Operation Gritrock, fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone. There they are working alongside civilian health staff and NGOs, and under the leadership of a civilian official from the overseas development ministry.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101186/A-marriage-of-convenience-the-UK-military-and-NGOs
UK detention report calls for "radical shift"
3 March 2015 (IRIN ), Following a parliamentary inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the UK, a cross-party panel of MPs has released a hard-hitting report calling for major reforms of a system it describes as “expensive, ineffective and unjust”.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101187/UK-detention-report-calls-for-radical-shift
Turf wars or teamwork? The rise of regional aid organisations
2 March 2015 (IRIN ), Regional humanitarian organisations are playing an increasingly active role in disaster response and aid delivery.But how do these new groups fit into the system, and are there tensions with so-called traditional humanitarian operators likes the United Nations?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101181/Turf-wars-or-teamwork-The-rise-of-regional-aid-organisations
Working to keep the peace: The impact of job schemes on ex-rebels
27 February 2015 (IRIN ), Job-creation schemes are the traditional way to tackle the post-conflict problem of unemployed ex-fighters and to reduce the threat they can pose to peace and stability in fragile states.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101170/Working-to-keep-the-peace-The-impact-of-job-schemes-on-ex-rebels
IRIN’s Top Picks: Cats, Celebrities, Cold War and Climate Change
26 February 2015 (IRIN ), Our global network of specialist correspondents share some of their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101161/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Cats-Celebrities-Cold-War-and-Climate-Change
Will Washington surrender in the War on Drugs?
26 February 2015 (IRIN ), The news this week that Jamaica is decriminalizing marijuana for personal use is the latest step in a global trend towards rethinking drug policy. For decades the international consensus has focused on criminalization and interdiction, but the approach has not only failed to stem drug production and use, it has also had a devastating impact on communities and individual lives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101165/Will-Washington-surrender-in-the-War-on-Drugs
The World Humanitarian Summit: Talking shop or game changer?
25 February 2015 (IRIN ), With just over one year to go until the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, aid workers say the consultations so far have broadly succeeded at engaging an unprecedented spectrum of voices, but many fear the process still lacks any clear framework for turning talk into action. IRIN takes a look at the WHS preparations and some of the key issues emerging from the consultation process.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101157/The-World-Humanitarian-Summit-Talking-shop-or-game-changer
Game of Drones
24 February 2015 (IRIN ), In his latest column, recovering aid worker Paul Currion asks whether the debate over the use of drones misses a fundamental point: Does their very nature compromise humanitarian principles?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101156/Game-of-Drones
Two charts showing that 'deterring' migrant boats is failing
19 February 2015 (IRIN ), The European Union has cut its migrant rescue service on the basis it will 'deter' potential migrants and criminals. So far it is clearly not working.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101142/Two-charts-showing-that-deterring-migrant-boats-is-failing
IRIN’s Top Picks: Journalists, fragile states and remote management
19 February 2015 (IRIN ), Our global network of specialist correspondents share some of their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101143/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Journalists-fragile-states-and-remote-management
Who celebrity advocates are really targeting. And it’s not you.
13 February 2015 (IRIN ), In recent years, aid agencies have increasingly used celebrities to raise awareness and money for their causes. There’s just one problem: It doesn’t actually work.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101122/Who-celebrity-advocates-are-really-targeting-And-it-s-not-you
IRIN’s Top Picks: Aid corruption, Boko Haram and Caliphatalism
12 February 2015 (IRIN ), Our global network of specialist correspondents share some of their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises and aid debate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101123/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Aid-corruption-Boko-Haram-and-Caliphatalism
Drones for good?
9 February 2015 (IRIN ), Most commonly associated with spying and military missions, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or drones – for humanitarian purposes is the subject of both hype and caution, but experts argue they could play an important role in disaster relief as well as having other useful civilian applications.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101109/Drones-for-good
How UK detention policy worsens migrants’ mental health
6 February 2015 (IRIN ), This month, the UK parliament is due to release findings of an inquiry into the detention of migrants and asylum seekers, prompted by high profile incidents of sexual abuse and deaths. Unlimited immigration detention contributes to – and can even cause – lasting mental health problems among detainees.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101102/How-UK-detention-policy-worsens-migrants-mental-health
IRIN’s Top Picks: Development dependency, Invisible Children and refugees
5 February 2015 (IRIN ), Our top picks of this week's recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101093/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Development-dependency-Invisible-Children-and-refugees
The invisible lesson of Invisible Children
3 February 2015 (IRIN ), In the second of his columns for IRIN, Paul Currion reflects on the lessons to be drawn from the news that Invisible Children, the activist NGO, is winding down its operations. Widely criticised for its over simplified view of the Lord's Resistance Army - a Ugandan rebel group - IC managed to harness the power of digital media in a way mainstream humanitarian agencies could only envy.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101079/The-invisible-lesson-of-Invisible-Children
Sexual violence in conflict – what use is the law?
30 January 2015 (IRIN ), Through conflict after conflict, sexual violence persists, not just as individual crimes but as a weapon of war. In short, sexual violence persists because it is effective.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101068/Sexual-violence-in-conflict-what-use-is-the-law
Aid under fire: A timeline of MSF's withdrawal
30 January 2015 (IRIN ), Médecins Sans Frontières has been among the highest risk-taking NGOs since it was founded in 1971, with its staff routinely putting their lives on the line in the midst of hostilities. Yet sometimes they have to withdraw - either to protect their independence or security.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101071/Aid-under-fire-A-timeline-of-MSF-s-withdrawal
IRIN’s Top Picks: Gates Foundation, Afghanistan and the Holocaust
29 January 2015 (IRIN ), Our top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101062/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Gates-Foundation-Afghanistan-and-the-Holocaust
Ebola - is culture the real killer?
29 January 2015 (IRIN ), “African culture” – cute if you’re a tourist, catastrophic when you want to put a lid on Ebola, or so some international health experts and media coverage of the outbreak would have us believe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101064/Ebola-is-culture-the-real-killer

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