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IRIN's Top Reads this week
18 December 2014 (IRIN ), Do you want to stay on top of the current debate around humanitarian and development issues without having to trawl the web? Welcome to our reading list pulling together our correspondents' top picks of must-read research, reports and in-depth articles.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100951/IRIN-s-Top-Reads-this-week
Time for re-think on humanitarian funding?
16 December 2014 (IRIN ), The World Food Programme (WFP) is among many agencies struggling to raise enough money to support the growing number of vulnerable people caught up in crises around the world. Aid experts say the humanitarian funding system needs an overhaul.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100945/Time-for-re-think-on-humanitarian-funding
Afghanistan: Uphill struggle for female aid workers
15 December 2014 (IRIN ), NGOs in Afghanistan are working hard to counter the male-dominated work place and give jobs to women. This is both to empower the women as well help widen organisation's outreach and give them access to more women in the community.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100941/Afghanistan-Uphill-struggle-for-female-aid-workers
IRIN's top reads this week
11 December 2014 (IRIN ), Do you want to stay on top of the current debate around humanitarian and development issues without having to trawl the web? Welcome to our reading list pulling together our correspondents' top picks of must-read research, reports and in-depth articles.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100934/IRIN-s-top-reads-this-week
IRIN's top reads this week
4 December 2014 (IRIN ), Do you want to stay on top of the current debate around humanitarian and development issues without having to trawl the web? Welcome to our reading list pulling together our correspondents' top picks of must-read research, reports and in-depth articles.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100914/IRIN-s-top-reads-this-week
Afghanistan seeks anti-corruption support
3 December 2014 (IRIN ), New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is seeking a cash injection from donors to help him implement a ground-breaking anti-corruption campaign, but aid experts are sceptical he will get the desired funding.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100909/Afghanistan-seeks-anti-corruption-support
Cash transfers: Good for people, bad for the community?
2 December 2014 (IRIN ), Some 24 million people around the world now receive money instead of food or goods from humanitarian and development agencies.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100907/Cash-transfers-Good-for-people-bad-for-the-community
Yemen faces economic crisis as Saudi mulls pulling plug
1 December 2014 (IRIN ), Saudi Arabia is considering stopping financial support to Yemen, a move that could tip the country further towards economic collapse, Yemeni, Saudi and Western officials have said.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100901/Yemen-faces-economic-crisis-as-Saudi-mulls-pulling-plug
Northeast Nigeria: "Hundreds of thousands have fled"
28 November 2014 (IRIN ), More than 400,000 people in northeastern Nigeria, who have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, are in "urgent need" of assistance, humanitarian agencies say. This number is likely to increase as attacks against civilians escalate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100890/Northeast-Nigeria-Hundreds-of-thousands-have-fled
IRIN’s top reads this week
27 November 2014 (IRIN ), Want to know what those in the humanitarian community reading? Each week we present our five must reads from the development world.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100888/IRIN-s-top-reads-this-week
Talking to the Taliban, again
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), As foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan, NGOs and UN bodies are admitting it publicly - they are dealing with the Taliban again. For humanitarians this represents the end of a 14-year process where at the worst moments they became the civilian wing of a military occupation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100859/Talking-to-the-Taliban-again
PRESS RELEASE: IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), After nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, the humanitarian news service IRIN is spinning off to become an independent non-profit media venture, with the support of a major private donor
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100867/PRESS-RELEASE-IRIN-humanitarian-news-service-to-spin-off-from-the-UN
Creativity key to peace dividends in Myanmar
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), As Myanmar’s nationwide ceasefire negotiations continue, peace in many formerly war-torn regions has allowed state-run lifesaving services to gradually expand. But their provision is intensely politicized, and carefully crafted access strategies are vital, experts warn.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100857/Creativity-key-to-peace-dividends-in-Myanmar
IRIN's top reads this week
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), IRIN's reading list offers the top reads for those in the humanitarian sector every week.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100864/IRIN-s-top-reads-this-week
Outrage over UAE's new terror list
18 November 2014 (IRIN ), The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sparked anger and confusion by including several prominent Western Muslim charities and civil society groups in a new list of "terrorist organizations" together with Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the so-called Islamic State.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100854/Outrage-over-UAE-s-new-terror-list
Questions over Mali's Ebola response
18 November 2014 (IRIN ), The failure of a top Malian hospital to detect probable cases of Ebola has raised questions about whether the country's health system is sufficiently prepared to tackle the disease.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100853/Questions-over-Mali-s-Ebola-response
Any lessons from Operation Lifeline Sudan?
14 November 2014 (IRIN ), When Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS) began 25 years ago, it sought to extend a helping hand to the millions in need and caught up in the second Sudanese civil war (1989-2005).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100837/Any-lessons-from-Operation-Lifeline-Sudan
School lessons by radio in Sierra Leone, Liberia
14 November 2014 (IRIN ), With the nationwide closure of schools in Liberia and Sierra Leone due to the Ebola outbreak, and with no immediate prospect of them reopening, a growing number of students are receiving their lessons via radio.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100838/School-lessons-by-radio-in-Sierra-Leone-Liberia
Analysis: Refugee or IDP - does it really matter?
13 November 2014 (IRIN ), In northern Iraq, Syrian refugees live alongside thousands of internally displaced Iraqis, both having fled the same conflict.Yet the two groups are treated differently by the international aid system, with separate programs and funding. Does this still make sense?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100835/Analysis-Refugee-or-IDP-does-it-really-matter
Crypto-currencies and the aid industry
13 November 2014 (IRIN ), Meet Bitcoin: An encrypted digital currency the value of which has fluctuated sharply in recent years. It does not exist physically, there is no authority that oversees it, and you need Internet access to manage it. This might not sound like a formula for humanitarian success. However, experts say, Bitcoin offers important lessons for aid delivery in situations with weak (or destroyed) institutions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100831/Crypto-currencies-and-the-aid-industry

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