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Which countries are failing to deliver Gaza aid?
22 May 2015 (IRIN ), Gulf Arab states and Turkey have spectacularly failed to fulfill their pledges to Gaza, contributing the bulk of a two-thirds shortfall in promised assistance to the beleaguered enclave, a new report reveals.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101530/Which-countries-are-failing-to-deliver-Gaza-aid
IRIN’s Top Picks: Siege gardening, Scientology and aid pledges
22 May 2015 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share some of 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/101532/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Siege-gardening-Scientology-and-aid-pledges
Why bin Laden's thoughts matter
21 May 2015 (IRIN ), Osama bin Laden's recently released writings on humanitarian aid were treated with skepticism and scorn by many observers. Here's why you should pay attention.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101526/Why-bin-Laden-s-thoughts-matter
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
UN Watchdog blasts Iraq over IDP treatment
19 May 2015 (IRIN ), A UN watchdog has blasted the Iraqi authorities for their failure to adequately support and protect the nearly three million people displaced within its borders by the so-called Islamic State, citing examples of restricted movement, detention without due process and an ad hoc approach to aid delivery.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101516/UN-Watchdog-blasts-Iraq-over-IDP-treatment
Insecurity fuels food shortages in northern Cameroon
19 May 2015 (IRIN ), Nearly 200,000 people in northern Cameroon don't have enough to eat due to ongoing attacks by Boko Haram.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101514/Insecurity-fuels-food-shortages-in-northern-Cameroon
Shaken by quakes, Nepal now needs to survive the monsoon
15 May 2015 (IRIN ), Three weeks after a major earthquake struck Nepal, aid efforts have yet to reach many remote communities. Now those still living amid the rubble of their villages must survive the monsoon due in the next few weeks.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101504/Shaken-by-quakes-Nepal-now-needs-to-survive-the-monsoon
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
What a funding crisis is doing to AIDS patients in Burkina Faso
14 May 2015 (IRIN ), Funding shortfalls mean food programmes for HIV/AIDS patients in Burkina Faso are being cut back, leaving thousands of vulnerable people at risk:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101495/What-a-funding-crisis-is-doing-to-AIDS-patients-in-Burkina-Faso
Help at last for Sri Lanka war widows
13 May 2015 (IRIN ), Sri Lanka's new government is finally addressing the plight of women made widows by the country's long and bitter civil war. The fighting may be over, but a staggering number of families in the north of the country, where the fighting was fiercest, are now headed by single women who are struggling to make ends meet.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101486/Help-at-last-for-Sri-Lanka-war-widows
Will NGO bill restrict aid efforts in South Sudan?
13 May 2015 (IRIN ), South Sudan's parliament has just passed a bill regulating the activities of NGOs, but humanitarian agencies fear it is more about restricting aid workers and are warning it could have "catastrophic effects" for civilians in the war-ravaged nation:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101488/Will-NGO-bill-restrict-aid-efforts-in-South-Sudan
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
Psychologists stay home: Nepal doesn't need you
11 May 2015 (IRIN ), Following the earthquake in Nepal, psychologist Alessandra Pigni recalls her experiences in humanitarian aid: she reminds Western do-gooders that affected populations are resilient and that pathologising suffering after a traumatic event may get in the way of healing and recovery.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101476/Psychologists-stay-home-Nepal-doesn-t-need-you
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
IRIN’s Top Picks: Separation, compassion and re-shaping aid
8 May 2015 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's weekly assortment of noteworthy humanitarian journalism and research, compiled by the editorial team.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101467/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Separation-compassion-and-re-shaping-aid
Beyond the body counts: Why murder rates matter to humanitarians
8 May 2015 (IRIN ), Murder statistics can speak volumes about a country and help guide humanitarian intervention. That's the idea behind the Homicide Monitor, an online data visualisation tool launched this week. We delve beyond the headline figures.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101469/Beyond-the-body-counts-Why-murder-rates-matter-to-humanitarians
Are mothers and children missing out on Nepal aid?
7 May 2015 (IRIN ), The way aid in Nepal is prioritised has led to fears that pregnant and breastfeeding women in certain areas may not be receiving the specialised help they need. Nirmala Tamang is breastfeeding and worried about her two infants:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101462/Are-mothers-and-children-missing-out-on-Nepal-aid
What can we do in 5 days? Aid workers sceptical of Saudi truce
7 May 2015 (IRIN ), The announcement by Saudi Arabia of a five-day humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen has been cautiously welcomed by aid agencies, but some are warning it is not long enough to be meaningful.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101466/What-can-we-do-in-5-days-Aid-workers-sceptical-of-Saudi-truce
Whatever happened to Kobani?
7 May 2015 (IRIN ), Four months on from the Islamic State retreat from the north Syrian town of Kobani, residents are becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of aid.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101465/Whatever-happened-to-Kobani
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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