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The most important aid organisation you've never heard of
2 July 2015 (IRIN ), Saudi Arabia has quietly launched a new behemoth in the international aid world. The King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid looks set have a budget of hundreds of millions and could become the country's equivalent to USAID. As one UN expert said, "the era of the Saudis just giving money and disappearing is over."
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101701/The-most-important-aid-organisation-you-ve-never-heard-of
Cameroonians plagued by urban flooding
1 July 2015 (IRIN ), Rapid urbanization in Cameroon's Douala city and an increase in annual rainfall in the region is putting more people at risk of flooding each year. The latest storm affected more than 30,000 people, destroying homes, businesses and livelihoods.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101700/Cameroonians-plagued-by-urban-flooding
As Burundi goes to the polls, journalism is a high-risk job
29 June 2015 (IRIN ), Parliamentary and local elections take place in Burundi today after two months of protests and in defiance of international calls for the polls to be postponed. Here our correspondent, Désiré Nimubona, reflects on the challenges of operating as an independent journalist in a country where all media voices except those operated by the state have been silenced. Amid threats and attacks, dozens of reporters have fled to neighbouring states.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101683/As-Burundi-goes-to-the-polls-journalism-is-a-high-risk-job
Words are weapons as Burundi heads to the polls
25 June 2015 (IRIN ), In the weeks ahead of Monday’s highly contentious parliamentary elections in Burundi, a profusion of hate speech has been used as a key tool to whip up support in a campaign marred by harassment, intimidation and violence:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101677/Words-are-weapons-as-Burundi-heads-to-the-polls
Taking the refugee boat out of Yemen
24 June 2015 (IRIN ), Yemen's peace talks collapsed almost as soon as they begun, leaving the country's citizens desperate. Last month Lama Fakih was with some of them as they took the boat to Djibouti.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101669/Taking-the-refugee-boat-out-of-Yemen
Displaced Pakistanis caught between the Taliban and army
24 June 2015 (IRIN ), More than a year after a military offensive displaced about a million people from North Waziristan, residents say they are unable to go home because the government requires them to first sign an agreement to “stop the enemies of Pakistan,” which would put them at risk of retaliation from both the militants and the army.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101668/Displaced-Pakistanis-caught-between-the-Taliban-and-army
Pakistan turns up the heat on NGOs
19 June 2015 (IRIN ), The recent closure of Save the Children USA in Pakistan has further soured relations between NGOs and the government, potentially putting at risk life-saving programs for tens of thousands of people across the country
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101657/Pakistan-turns-up-the-heat-on-NGOs
Sri Lanka returns land confiscated by military during decades-long war
19 June 2015 (IRIN ), Sri Lankan families are beginning to return home as the government returns land seized during the decades-long war, in a step towards reconciliation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101655/Sri-Lanka-returns-land-confiscated-by-military-during-decades-long-war
Stateless in the Sahel
18 June 2015 (IRIN ), Thousands of children born to Mauritanian refugees in Mali are at risk of becoming stateless because they have not been issued birth certificates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101647/Stateless-in-the-Sahel
Nigerians demand end to military impunity
3 June 2015 (IRIN ), An Amnesty International report accusing the Nigerian military of the murder of thousands, and demanding the investigation of senior commanders for war crimes, has been welcomed by Nigerian pro-democracy activists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101581/Nigerians-demand-end-to-military-impunity
IRIN’s Top Picks: Obsessions, omissions and repetitions
29 May 2015 (IRIN ), This week our Top Picks include a lament about the gap between tweets and action, a critique of unethical reporting of rape in Iraq, an analysis of opaque funding channels, an overview of NGO challenges in Syria and a detailed look at progress made since the 2006 signing of the Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101559/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Obsessions-omissions-and-repetitions
Food worries widen in Mauritania
26 May 2015 (IRIN ), More than 465,000 people in Mauritania, where lean season is already underway, are expected to face severe food insecurity by June, due in large part to last year's poor harvests.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101544/Food-worries-widen-in-Mauritania
Prisons ignoring the rights of Ivorian youth
21 May 2015 (IRIN ), Hundreds of children in Cote d'Ivoire are living among adult prisoners in detention centres as they await trial.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101524/Prisons-ignoring-the-rights-of-Ivorian-youth
The identity crisis frustrating Nepal's quake survivors
21 May 2015 (IRIN ), Mento Ghale did what any parent would do when Nepal’s 25 April earthquake struck her village of Mailung: she grabbed the children and got them out of the house as quickly as she could.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101525/The-identity-crisis-frustrating-Nepal-s-quake-survivors
IRIN’s Top Picks: Migration, private sector and Twitter Jihad
15 May 2015 (IRIN ), This week's Top Picks include a look at migration through a capitalist lens, Islamic State's use of social media, a take on the UK election, and an examination of aid to post-conflict states.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101500/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Migration-private-sector-and-Twitter-Jihad
Zimbabwe plunges towards a food crisis
14 May 2015 (IRIN ), Farisai Moyo was hoping for a bumper harvest this year, but all he has to show for his hard work is a field of wilted maize – the result of a prolonged dry spell across much of Zimbabwe that is likely to tip the country into food crisis
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101496/Zimbabwe-plunges-towards-a-food-crisis
What now for Burundi? Five key risks
14 May 2015 (IRIN ), Hours before an army general in Burundi announced he had ousted President Pierre Nkurunziza, a group of experts were making predictions before a packed audience in Nairobi. They turned out right. Here's what else they're warning of.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101497/What-now-for-Burundi-Five-key-risks
Bringing drones down to earth
12 May 2015 (IRIN ), Disaster coverage now seems incomplete without amazing drone footage of the damage, accompanied by effusive media reports on the technological wizardry of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their humanitarian application. But is that really the story? Here’s a look at the evolution needed for them to better fulfill their potential.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101481/Bringing-drones-down-to-earth
Latin America faces up to urban ‘war’
11 May 2015 (IRIN ), From the privileged setting of World Economic Forum talks in an exclusive, well-protected hotel in Mexico, the crime rocking Latin American cities can seem like a remote problem. But unrivalled urban growth and rampant violence are making the issue increasingly hard for leaders to ignore.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101475/Latin-America-faces-up-to-urban-war
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.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101452/Nepal-quake-fund-move-is-PR-fiasco

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