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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
The humanitarian one percent
1 July 2015 (IRIN ), Charities and NGOs like to promote transparency and good governance in the countries they work, but how much do we really know about where and how aid money is really spent? Very little, according to the Local to Global Protection Initiative (L2GP), which in conjunction with IRIN has produced a series of graphics analysing the money flows from big donors.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101695/The-humanitarian-one-percent
It's all about the money
1 July 2015 (IRIN ), The rising cost of responding to concurrent crises – and how to plug that funding gap – is dominating debate in the aid sector and is likely to become one of the key themes at next year’s World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101694/It-s-all-about-the-money
Time to fix the aid industry’s broken record?
1 July 2015 (IRIN ), Barely a month goes by without a new report or panel event urging for better co-ordination between local, national and international actors in disaster response situations, and for more advance community resilience building and investment into countering climate change. But when will this talk start to walk?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101699/Time-to-fix-the-aid-industry-s-broken-record
IRIN’s Top Picks: Open data, clichés and bush meat
26 June 2015 (IRIN ), Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share 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/101678/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Open-data-clichés-and-bush-meat
Turkish NGO move boosts Syria aid delivery
25 June 2015 (IRIN ), Eight international NGOs delivering desperately needed food, blankets and medical aid to war-torn Syria have finally been granted legal status in Turkey after years of deadlocked applications.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101674/Turkish-NGO-move-boosts-Syria-aid-delivery
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
IRIN’s Top Picks: Refugees, regime change and statistics
19 June 2015 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101653/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Refugees-regime-change-and-statistics
The changing face of disaster funding
17 June 2015 (IRIN ), Online fundraising platforms could revolutionise the way emergencies are funded. The response to the Nepal earthquake is likely just the beginning.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101643/The-changing-face-of-disaster-funding
MERS’s best friend is ignorance, so it’s time to wise up
16 June 2015 (IRIN ), The full story of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is yet to be told. Would South Korea now be in the grip of one of the disease’s largest ever outbreaks if more had been done sooner to unravel its mysteries?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101638/MERS-s-best-friend-is-ignorance-so-it-s-time-to-wise-up
Do bright ideas in aid need checks and balances?
16 June 2015 (IRIN ), Innovation has been a buzzword in aid for the last five years, but now experts say it is time to move beyond the hype and lay down a formal ethical framework. But what safeguards do you need and how do you regulate aid innovation without killing off its spark?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101639/Do-bright-ideas-in-aid-need-checks-and-balances
IRIN's Top Picks: Briefings, standards and cat-fights
12 June 2015 (IRIN ), Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share 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/101626/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Briefings-standards-and-cat-fights
Time for a new deal for Middle East's displaced?
10 June 2015 (IRIN ), As the Middle East's internal displacement crisis deepens, is it time for a regional and legally-binding agreement to ensure governments uphold their responsibilities towards their own citizens?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101617/Time-for-a-new-deal-for-Middle-East-s-displaced
Making accountability accountable
10 June 2015 (IRIN ), Who are the clients of aid agencies? Is it the donors, who pay the bills, or the people being helped? For all the talk of participation and community-led initiatives, when do people on the receiving end of aid get a chance to say what they think? And then, when they are invited to give their views, what difference does it make? Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines was ripe for such reflection:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101620/Making-accountability-accountable
New UN aid chief demands more Iraq access
9 June 2015 (IRIN ), The United Nation’s new aid chief Stephen O'Brien has used his first overseas trip to highlight Iraq's desperate humanitarian crisis.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101611/New-UN-aid-chief-demands-more-Iraq-access
What do Turkish elections mean for Syrian refugees?
9 June 2015 (IRIN ), Whatever type of government comes out of this week’s elections in Turkey, the result is likely to be bad for refugees.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101607/What-do-Turkish-elections-mean-for-Syrian-refugees
NGOs: bridging the North South divide
8 June 2015 (IRIN ), It’s an age-old story of money and power that breeds mistrust and resentment. But can relations between major donors in the west and local humanitarian agencies in the global south be changed to everyone’s benefit?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101603/NGOs-bridging-the-North-South-divide
Beyond Boko Haram: Nigeria’s hidden crisis
5 June 2015 (IRIN ), The Nigerian government’s focus on its war against the Boko Haram insurgency is obscuring a growing humanitarian emergency.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101599/Beyond-Boko-Haram-Nigeria-s-hidden-crisis
IRIN’s Top Picks: Burundi, bombs and bogus claims
5 June 2015 (IRIN ), This week our Top Picks cover the deadly civilian toll in Yemen, Burundi, the battle against self-declared Islamic State in Iraq, an alleged aid scandal in Haiti, and how to change the global aid infrastructure for the better:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101594/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Burundi-bombs-and-bogus-claims
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

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