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Need to ramp up aid response in Nigeria's violence-torn northeast
22 April 2014 (IRIN ), Security fears, a lack of humanitarian actors on the ground and a perception that Nigeria's government can handle its crises without help, are leaving many of the thousands displaced by Boko Haram violence in the northeast short of food, with little to no access to health care or basics like clean water and blankets.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99971/Need-to-ramp-up-aid-response-in-Nigeria-s-violence-torn-northeast
Survival of the biggest - side-lining of local NGOs in disasters
21 April 2014 (IRIN ), Five days after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, Paul Valentin was giving a TV interview in his role as international director of Christian Aid.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99963/Survival-of-the-biggest-side-lining-of-local-NGOs-in-disasters
Fortified food - persuading the private sector to do good
18 April 2014 (IRIN ), With a certain amount of fanfare, Nigeria has just officially become a middle income country. It is not the sort of country associated with widespread hunger, or a country where people normally get, or expect to get, food aid. And yet around a quarter of small children in Nigeria are underweight, and around 40 percent are stunted; they do not get enough nutritious food to reach their full physical and mental potential.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99960/Fortified-food-persuading-the-private-sector-to-do-good
Analysis: Can the world really end poverty by 2030?
17 April 2014 (IRIN ), The slogan “make poverty history” has been used by development pundits and pop star philanthropists for years. Now, in a bid to turn words into deeds, it is being discussed as a universal global target to be met within a generation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99950/Analysis-Can-the-world-really-end-poverty-by-2030
New US Farm Bill provides hope for food aid reform
14 April 2014 (IRIN ), Efforts to improve the way the US government distributes roughly US$2 billion in international food aid each year achieved some successes in the recently enacted Agriculture Act of 2014 - commonly referred to as the Farm Bill - but the food aid mechanism used by the world’s largest donor continues to prioritize the needs of US commercial interests.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99940/New-US-Farm-Bill-provides-hope-for-food-aid-reform
Tapping into a tradition of giving
11 April 2014 (IRIN ), Traditional and faith-based forms of giving have been around for centuries and continue to play a major role in determining people’s giving patterns. There is much excitement about the pace at which formal philanthropy is taking hold in many developing countries, but some believe that understanding - and perhaps harnessing - indigenous traditions could make philanthropic initiatives more sustainable in the long run.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99925/Tapping-into-a-tradition-of-giving
Acting locally - the South's rising philanthropy
11 April 2014 (IRIN ), Forget Gates. Move over Oprah. Emerging economies too have their own home-grown titans of philanthropy, providing a potentially better attuned and more sustainable income source for local humanitarian and development needs.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99923/Acting-locally-the-South-s-rising-philanthropy
Africa’s Top 10 Philanthropists
11 April 2014 (IRIN ), An estimated US$7 billion is given away every year by Africa’s philanthrocapitalists – at least the ones we know about. These are the men (sadly no women yet on this list) providing home-grown solutions to local needs.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99924/Africa-s-Top-10-Philanthropists
African philanthropy on the rise
11 April 2014 (IRIN ), The emergence of a new breed of super-rich individuals in Africa has been accompanied by the steady growth of Western-style philanthropic foundations and other structured forms of giving.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99926/African-philanthropy-on-the-rise
Analysis: Scaling up accountability to communities
10 April 2014 (IRIN ), SMS feedback in Haiti; radio outreach in the Philippines; community helpdesks in Darfur; a Humanitarian Call Centre in Pakistan: many such initiatives boost communication with disaster-affected communities, and in some cases improve accountability to communities, but most remain at pilot project scale because they are difficult to scale up. Evidence of the benefits remains piecemeal and in some cases projects risk being tokenistic rather than meaningful, said participants at a meeting of the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Practice (ALNAP) in Addis Ababa last month.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99915/Analysis-Scaling-up-accountability-to-communities
Vaccines alone cannot beat polio in Iraq*
10 April 2014 (IRIN ), A countrywide vaccination campaign is under way in Iraq following the country’s first confirmed case of polio in 14 years, but public health experts warn it will take more than immunization to beat the virus.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99922/Vaccines-alone-cannot-beat-polio-in-Iraq
Kariba Dam collapse fears and disaster preparedness in Zimbabwe
9 April 2014 (IRIN ), Could fears of the imminent collapse of the more than five-decade-old Kariba Dam on the Zambezi river between Zimbabwe and Zambia spur Zimbabwe into more effective disaster preparedness?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99904/Kariba-Dam-collapse-fears-and-disaster-preparedness-in-Zimbabwe
Lack of funding threatens aid response in Iraq's Anbar Province
9 April 2014 (IRIN ), Funding shortages are threatening relief operations in Iraq's troubled Anbar Province, where violent clashes have led to the displacement of more than 400,000 people in three month. Without additional funding, some aid agencies would have to cease operations within one month.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99913/Lack-of-funding-threatens-aid-response-in-Iraq-s-Anbar-Province
NGO-NGO learning: what works?
8 April 2014 (IRIN ), A whole industry has emerged to foster humanitarian learning and, in the main, actors are increasingly collaborative and open when it comes to learning lessons from emergencies. But challenges persist, including a prevailing aversity to risk as the industry corporatizes, and a disconnect between individual and institutional, formal and non-formal, learning.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99900/NGO-NGO-learning-what-works
What future for IRIN?
4 April 2014 (IRIN ), You may have seen some public discussion recently about IRIN’s future, arising most recently from this online petition, an independent initiative launched by a US-based reader last week. In the interest of clarity we are taking this opportunity to let you know ourselves what is happening.
http://www.irinnews.org/In-depth/99883/91/What-future-for-IRIN
Yemen aid work ever more risky
2 April 2014 (IRIN ), The 25 March kidnapping and release of two UN workers has underlined the risks aid workers in Yemen face.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99874/Yemen-aid-work-ever-more-risky
Briefing: Punitive aid cuts disrupt healthcare in Uganda
2 April 2014 (IRIN ), Since the enactment of a draconian anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda just over a month ago, donors have been slashing or suspending aid to the country in protest. Health officials, activists and NGOs warn that this could have a major impact on healthcare services, particularly for HIV/AIDS patients.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99878/Briefing-Punitive-aid-cuts-disrupt-healthcare-in-Uganda
Pneumonia vaccine shows promise in Kenya
28 March 2014 (IRIN ), Better uptake of the new pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in children under five alongside more robust health monitoring systems at community level could help stem pneumonia related-deaths in children in Kenya: 20 percent of deaths in children under five are attributable to the disease, according to the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99858/Pneumonia-vaccine-shows-promise-in-Kenya
Analysis: Challenges of bringing more women into the Afghan justice sector
28 March 2014 (IRIN ), Better gender representation in the justice sector in Afghanistan will empower more women to take action against the men who abuse them. This is the reasoning of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), which released a report last week documenting the gains - and considerable challenges that still lie ahead - in bringing more women into key legal positions in the country.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99855/Analysis-Challenges-of-bringing-more-women-into-the-Afghan-justice-sector
Turkey’s ambitions as a rising donor
27 March 2014 (IRIN ), From humble beginnings, Turkey is maturing into a major player in international humanitarian aid, becoming the world’s fourth largest government donor of humanitarian aid in 2012. And as it has grown, Turkey’s aid has taken its own form - largely bilateral and on the frontlines - arousing both critics and admirers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99848/Turkey-s-ambitions-as-a-rising-donor

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