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Psychologists stay home: Nepal doesn't need you
11 May 2015 (IRIN ), Following the earthquake in Nepal, psychologist Alessandra Pigni recalls her experiences in humanitarian aid: she reminds Western do-gooders that affected populations are resilient and that pathologising suffering after a traumatic event may get in the way of healing and recovery.
Are mothers and children missing out on Nepal aid?
7 May 2015 (IRIN ), The way aid in Nepal is prioritised has led to fears that pregnant and breastfeeding women in certain areas may not be receiving the specialised help they need. Nirmala Tamang is breastfeeding and worried about her two infants:
Nepal quake fund move is PR fiasco*
5 May 2015 (IRIN ), The Nepalese government’s decision to route earthquake donations through the bank account of the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund has been a public relations disaster, introducing suspicions about the politicisation of aid even if there is no evidence of foul play.
Meet the local volunteers behind Nepal's aid effort
3 May 2015 (IRIN ), When residents of Nepal's remote Dalchowki village first received assistance after last week's earthquake knocked most of their homes to the ground, they were greeted not by the government, the United Nations or NGOs.
Photo feature: Nepal - outside Kathmandu
1 May 2015 (IRIN ), IRIN travelled first to the city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO world heritage site about 12 kilometers outside Kathmandu, then on to the smaller communities of Harisiddhi and Bungamati where we witnessed devastating physical damage and personal loss.
WTF? A guide to disaster aid acronyms
1 May 2015 (IRIN ), The aftermath of a natural disasters is an ARE - an acronym-rich environment. Here's a handy phrasebook.
Inside the logistics hub at Kathmandu's airport
1 May 2015 (IRIN ), Welcome to the Humanitarian Staging Area at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, where aid workers and government officials are sifting through tons of cargo in a bid to make the logistics of the earthquake response as efficient as possible.
'We've given up hope': Nepali villagers wait for the aid that never comes
30 April 2015 (IRIN ), Villagers in Nepal's Kavre district do not live close to the epicentre of Saturday's earthquake, nor are they easily reached from the capital Kathmandu. But they are desperate and they do want help.
Is it really time to call off search-and-rescue in Nepal?
30 April 2015 (IRIN ), The Nepalese government called off search-and-rescue today in favour of dead body removal, just as a 15-year-old boy was pulled out of the rubble alive. Five days after the earthquake, is it too soon to stop trying to find survivors?
New socks never worn: One girl's story ahead of Afghanistan's fighting season
29 April 2015 (IRIN ), When the snows melt in Afghanistan, the water feeds down from the Hindu Kush and brings life to the valleys and plains. But for more years than most here care to remember, spring also means death, as the fighting season begins in earnest.

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