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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
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
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
Building food security in Ethiopia
18 July 2014 (IRIN ), Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP), set up in 2005, aims to make fully food secure the millions of people still dependent on food aid, provide support to the vulnerable to prevent the depletion of livestock, and create productive assets at community level. But nearly a decade on and over US$3 billion spent, how successful has it been?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100367/Building-food-security-in-Ethiopia
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
Calls for media freedom to be included in post-2015 development goals
4 July 2014 (IRIN ), In the debate over the inclusion of media freedom and access to information in the post-2015 development agenda, it is perhaps fitting that it all comes down to language.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100301/Calls-for-media-freedom-to-be-included-in-post-2015-development-goals
Analysis: Understanding organized crime in Africa
3 July 2014 (IRIN ), Growing concern about the extent to which organized crime is undermining stability and prosperity on the African continent is galvanizing a search for analytical tools and a clamour for more research to understand the contextual forces at play and how best to undermine them.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100298/Analysis-Understanding-organized-crime-in-Africa
The race to adapt
1 July 2014 (IRIN ), Momina Ali is a teenager in one of the toughest and hottest places on earth - Ethiopia’s Afar region where average annual temperatures hover around 35 degrees Celsius. Increasingly intermittent rainfall in her village, Anderkelo, means that every three or four days Momina takes a day off school to search for water. In future the chances are that Momina’s treks for water could take even longer, depending on how rising temperatures affect the rains around her village and hence its water table.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100287/The-race-to-adapt
NGOs and the shock of the new
16 June 2014 (IRIN ), The big international aid agencies have been hugely successful. Organizations that were once small civil society operations - groups of friends with a passion to make the world a better place - now have thousands of staff members, multi-storey headquarters buildings and multi-million dollar budgets. But insiders fret that they have become too big and have lost the flexibility and responsiveness they once had.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100221/NGOs-and-the-shock-of-the-new
Soldiers in schools - the impact of military occupations on education
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), Schools are targeted in conflicts around the world - they might represent ideas viewed as controversial, the destruction of a civilian building that is important to a community inflicts terror, and a school reduced to rubble can rob an entire generation of education. But attacks are only part of the problem, as significant harm can also be done when educational buildings remain intact and armed forces move in.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100202/Soldiers-in-schools-the-impact-of-military-occupations-on-education
A fresh start for climate change refugees
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), Firmly attached to her home region and long used to the harshness of her living conditions, Amina Aliyu would probably not see herself as a potential “climate change refugee”. But there is a strong probability that in 10 or 15 years the place where she lives will no longer be fit for human habitation and migration to another region, or even another country, will be the only option.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100206/A-fresh-start-for-climate-change-refugees
The challenge of delivering aid in Yemen
9 June 2014 (IRIN ), Humanitarian needs in Yemen are huge, but it is also recognised as one of the most difficult places in the world for aid workers to operate in. What to do?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100186/The-challenge-of-delivering-aid-in-Yemen
Spare the rod - the biology of poverty and violence
30 May 2014 (IRIN ), Scientific advances in human biology may soon have a profound bearing on the policies that governments and organizations adopt towards young mothers, caregivers and babies in poor and stressed communities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100153/Spare-the-rod-the-biology-of-poverty-and-violence
Understanding the surge in migrant boat crossings to Europe
29 May 2014 (IRIN ), Italian newspapers have recently been full of reports of countless rickety boats conveying thousands of desperate migrants to its shores.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100149/Understanding-the-surge-in-migrant-boat-crossings-to-Europe
More protection for healthcare workers needed
23 May 2014 (IRIN ), Experts are calling for increased protection to healthcare workers and patients in crisis situations in the face of growing attacks on health facilities, which challenge notions of their neutrality.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100119/More-protection-for-healthcare-workers-needed
Shake-up under way in global drugs policy
9 May 2014 (IRIN ), With waning enthusiasm from the USA for the costly and failed war on drugs, experts detect a seismic shift under way at the global policy level.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100061/Shake-up-under-way-in-global-drugs-policy

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