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IRIN's Top Picks: New aid narratives, El Niño and mapping mine deaths
28 August 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, podcasts, 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/101924/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-New-aid-narratives-El-Niño-and-mapping-mine-deaths
Eyes Wide Shut: The challenge of humanitarian biometrics
26 August 2015 (IRIN ), The use of biometrics clearly has a role to play in humanitarianism. The challenge, says IRIN columnist Paul Currion, is to protect the vulnerable, whose identities may be vital for accessing government services, while preventing powerful states and private companies who may seek to experiment or exploit.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101913/Eyes-Wide-Shut-The-challenge-of-humanitarian-biometrics
Face of World Humanitarian Summit to step down
26 August 2015 (IRIN ), After 15 months at the helm of the UN’s largest attempt in decades to reform emergency aid, the head of the World Humanitarian Summit Secretariat, Jemilah Mahmood, is stepping down.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101914/Face-of-World-Humanitarian-Summit-to-step-down
Do we still care about the F word?
24 August 2015 (IRIN ), Famine, one of the most loaded words in the humanitarian lexicon, used to have the power to provoke global campaigns. Nowadays, the general public barely bats an eyelid.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101908/Do-we-still-care-about-the-F-word
IRIN's Top Picks: Needs in Nepal, words about war and a myth-busting map
21 August 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, podcasts, 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/101897/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Needs-in-Nepal-words-about-war-and-a-myth-busting-map
'We can't have another year like this'
21 August 2015 (IRIN ), Pierre Krähenbühl, head of the UN's agency for Palestinians, has just faced the largest financial crisis in the organisation's history. Has he got a plan to stop another?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101895/We-can-t-have-another-year-like-this
Whatever happened to those heroes?
19 August 2015 (IRIN ), World Humanitarian Day honours aid workers who have been killed in conflict zones around the world. But IRIN columnist Paul Currion argues the hero narrative avoids tough questions about who is really responsible.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101883/Whatever-happened-to-those-heroes
On World Humanitarian Day, a new idea to protect aid workers
18 August 2015 (IRIN ), The French NGO Action Against Hunger is proposing a radical new idea to protect aid workers from attack. But could it work?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101880/On-World-Humanitarian-Day-a-new-idea-to-protect-aid-workers
Bright ideas for better aid
17 August 2015 (IRIN ), The World Humanitarian Summit is looking for bold, new ideas for improving the international response to crises. Here are some that caught our ear – some more feasible than others:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101867/Bright-ideas-for-better-aid
IRIN's Top Picks: Syria’s status, the migrant crisis and talking to ISIS
14 August 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, podcasts, 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/101863/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Syria-s-status-the-migrant-crisis-and-talking-to-ISIS
Bearing witness to the crimes of the Islamic State
12 August 2015 (IRIN ), Brave civilians in Iraq’s second city of Mosul and other areas under the control of so-called Islamic State are defying the Islamist militants by reporting information to aid agencies. But with access still impossible, what good does it do?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101853/Bearing-witness-to-the-crimes-of-the-Islamic-State
IRIN's Top Picks: Lessons for aid workers, Instagram migrants, and quitting when ahead
7 August 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. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101836/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Lessons-for-aid-workers-Instagram-migrants-and-quitting-when-ahead
Burkina Faso calls for aid as floods set to worsen
7 August 2015 (IRIN ), Nearly 20,000 people have been affected this week by heavy rains and flooding in and around Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. More than 3,700 are now homeless, their houses reduced to piles of mud and debris.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101838/Burkina-Faso-calls-for-aid-as-floods-set-to-worsen
Editor's take: What hope for reform?
5 August 2015 (IRIN ), The UN secretary-general is leading a global process to reform the way aid is delivered in crisis zones. IRIN’s Managing Editor Heba Aly reflects on whether the World Humanitarian Summit can revive a genuine empathy between aid workers and those they seek to help.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101810/Editor-s-take-What-hope-for-reform
Can UN aid change? Q&A with top officials
5 August 2015 (IRIN ), In 2014, more than $23 billion was spent on crisis response. Yet in places like Syria and eastern Ukraine, the international emergency aid system is still failing those most in need. IRIN proposed specific reforms to two senior UN officials. Here's how they responded:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101823/Can-UN-aid-change-Q-A-with-top-officials
Aid reform: Turkeys won’t vote for Christmas
4 August 2015 (IRIN ), Aid policy experts are talking about improving delivery and doing things better, finding new financing streams, and, most of all, localising response. But can you really just push money down the chain to local organisations and expect better results, or is it time to take a candid look at the entire humanitarian architecture and rethink the incentive structure?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101819/Aid-reform-Turkeys-won-t-vote-for-Christmas
Health 'time-bomb' as Yemen runs dry
4 August 2015 (IRIN ), Yemen's water problem is not new but it is now so acute that the country is close to running dry. The vast majority of the population has no access to clean water, while state water companies are at risk of bankruptcy.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101822/Health-time-bomb-as-Yemen-runs-dry
Dial A for Aid - Iraq's new humanitarian hotline
3 August 2015 (IRIN ), A communication gap has grown between the 3.1 million displaced Iraqis and the organisations supposed to serve them. Can a new hotline help? Or will they just be a voice telling people that their food aid has been cut?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101815/Dial-A-for-Aid-Iraq-s-new-humanitarian-hotline
IRIN’s Top Picks: Sea slaves, worm wars and risk-taking
31 July 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/101807/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Sea-slaves-worm-wars-and-risk-taking
Pakistan floods expose response gaps
30 July 2015 (IRIN ), As Pakistan faces its fourth consecutive year of heavy flooding, relief workers are urging the government to do more to ensure inevitable future inundations do less harm.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101801/Pakistan-floods-expose-response-gaps

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