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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
Close-up to Ebola: Sierra Leone blog
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/Close-up-to-Ebola-Sierra-Leone-blog
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
Alternatives to refugee camps: Can policy become practice?
7 October 2014 (IRIN ), For years, the images most commonly associated with refugees have been of sprawling, dusty camps populated by rows of tents sheltering thousands of men, women and children with little to occupy them besides queuing for aid handouts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100691/Alternatives-to-refugee-camps-Can-policy-become-practice
Basic needs unmet for UK asylum-seekers
1 October 2014 (IRIN ), Last month, a quiet announcement from UK Home Secretary Theresa May dashed the hopes of thousands of asylum seekers in the UK. A court ruling in April had criticized the very low level of support it gives to those seeking asylum and had given her four months to show how she had calculated that it would cover their needs. The Home Office duly did its sums, but announced that the amount to be paid would not increase.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100679/Basic-needs-unmet-for-UK-asylum-seekers
Resilience planning – some do’s and don’ts
26 September 2014 (IRIN ), Among the topics being discussed at the 2014 World Climate Week in New York City (22-26 September), are financing resilient cities, corporate actions for resilience, the ways data can support resilience moves, and women’s leadership in resilience planning.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100661/Resilience-planning-some-do-s-and-don-ts
Ebola and "the perfect storm"
24 September 2014 (IRIN ), The new figures from the World Health Organization's (WHO) Ebola Response Team are sobering. If cases in the three worst affected countries continue to rise at the present rate, by the beginning of November more than 20,000 people in West Africa will have been infected. And despite earlier suggestions that this might be a less deadly strain of the Ebola virus, allowing half its victims to recover, the new figures show a much higher fatality rate, in the region of 70 percent.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100656/Ebola-and-the-perfect-storm
Is the EU doing enough to prevent migrant deaths at sea?
19 September 2014 (IRIN ), The news that up to 850 lives were lost in the Mediterranean this past weekend as a result of five shipwrecks of boats carrying migrants has sparked a new round of calls for the European Union (EU) to take more responsibility for preventing deaths at sea.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100638/Is-the-EU-doing-enough-to-prevent-migrant-deaths-at-sea
FILM: Ultimate Betrayal – Cambodia’s orphanage scandal
18 September 2014 (IRIN ), IRIN is proud to announce the launch of Ultimate Betrayal, a film by award-winning film maker Nicky Lankester.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100627/FILM-Ultimate-Betrayal-Cambodia-s-orphanage-scandal
Rethink needed on humanitarian funding for national NGOs
15 September 2014 (IRIN ), With humanitarian aid effectiveness high on the agenda of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, there is much talk of how to reform humanitarian financing to make it more inclusive of national NGOs, but risk aversion will slow progress, say analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100610/Rethink-needed-on-humanitarian-funding-for-national-NGOs
Analysis: Rethinking global drug policy
15 September 2014 (IRIN ), What would the world look like if governments - instead of crime syndicates - controlled drug markets and drug use was decriminalized?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100611/Analysis-Rethinking-global-drug-policy
Coordination between industry sectors key to easing water scarcity
12 September 2014 (IRIN ), Manufacturing, agriculture and energy sectors are going to have to coordinate their water use much more efficiently if water scarcity is to be avoided, say experts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100606/Coordination-between-industry-sectors-key-to-easing-water-scarcity
Global conversation on humanitarian action kicks off
9 September 2014 (IRIN ), The event itself is still nearly two years away, but already the "pre-summits" are in full swing. Concept notes have been written, regional consultations have started, and online forums are open for comments - all leading up to the World Humanitarian Summit itself, scheduled to take place in Turkey, probably during May 2016.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100587/Global-conversation-on-humanitarian-action-kicks-off
Concern over World Bank proposals to roll back safeguards for indigenous people
3 September 2014 (IRIN ), Activists warn of a harmful regression in the World Bank's safeguard policies, claiming that proposed changes being considered this autumn could weaken the rights of indigenous people, and others in danger of displacement and abuse as a result of Bank-funded development projects.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100569/Concern-over-World-Bank-proposals-to-roll-back-safeguards-for-indigenous-people
Does the global HIV response understand sex?
28 August 2014 (IRIN ), Stigma, squeamishness and misunderstanding of anal sex is leading to research gaps and inaccurate information about the risks of this common sexual behaviour, and hindering effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, experts say. A move towards "sex positive" approaches could enhance social acceptance and increase protection.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100545/Does-the-global-HIV-response-understand-sex
Higher profile for climate change in new SDGs
26 August 2014 (IRIN ), Following months of lobbying by poor island states and NGOs, action on climate change is to be a stand-alone goal among the 17 newly agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100538/Higher-profile-for-climate-change-in-new-SDGs
World Humanitarian Day: Staying Safe
19 August 2014 (IRIN ), World Humanitarian Day this year brought with it with grim news – more aid workers died in 2013 than any year since records began. In total 155 were killed, while another 305 and were either seriously wounded or kidnapped – representing a 66 percent increase in the number of victims from 2012.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100515/World-Humanitarian-Day-Staying-Safe
Analysis: Data to the people!
14 August 2014 (IRIN ), Protests against poor delivery of services such as water, toilets, health and education, have become such a ubiquitous part of the South African landscape they barely make the news: as the delivery problems continue, so do the protests, and the vicious cycle of creeping poverty and mounting frustration continues.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100484/Analysis-Data-to-the-people
LGBTI rights – still not there yet
14 August 2014 (IRIN ), In recent years, the world has seen enormous human rights gains with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. However, there have also been substantial setbacks - ranging from discriminatory legislation, to impunity for brutal violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100487/LGBTI-rights-still-not-there-yet

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