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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
Curbing West Africa’s Ebola outbreak
26 March 2014 (IRIN ), As health authorities and aid groups work to contain the spread of Ebola in Guinea which has killed 59 people and infected scores of others since January, suspected cases have emerged in neighbouring Liberia, prompting calls for a regional response.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99840/Curbing-West-Africa-s-Ebola-outbreak
Do we care enough about sexual violence?
25 March 2014 (IRIN ), Two years ago global attention was focused on the spontaneous protests led by ordinary people in the Indian capital, New Delhi, after the gruesome gang-rape and murder of a physiotherapy student.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99307/Do-we-care-enough-about-sexual-violence
This year at DIHAD: Women and aid
24 March 2014 (IRIN ), You would be hard pressed to find an aid worker that thought sexual violence was not an important issue. But ask them to define what it is, and you may leave them stumped.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99830/This-year-at-DIHAD-Women-and-aid
Displacement, violence likely cause of Iraq’s first polio case in 14 years
24 March 2014 (IRIN ), Health officials in Iraq are stepping up polio immunization and surveillance following the first confirmed case of the virus in the country in 14 years.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99834/Displacement-violence-likely-cause-of-Iraq-s-first-polio-case-in-14-years
Scant progress on Senegal’s talibé problem
21 March 2014 (IRIN ), Despite pledges by the Senegalese government to end child begging and to crack down on the Koranic schools that exploit the tens of thousands of boys, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on 19 March that very little has been done.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99809/Scant-progress-on-Senegal-s-talibé-problem
Fresh waves of Zimbabwean migrants flee worsening economy
21 March 2014 (IRIN ), A deepening economic crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening already high levels of unemployment and driving a fresh wave of labour migrations into neighbouring countries, say economists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99816/Fresh-waves-of-Zimbabwean-migrants-flee-worsening-economy
Ukraine clouds global food price forecasts
20 March 2014 (IRIN ), The political crisis in Ukraine, the world’s third biggest exporter of maize, could affect global prices of the grain and global reserves in the 2014- 2015 season, say experts. The US Grain Council said in a recent statement that shipments from the Ukraine, which exports to North Africa, the Middle East and China, are “becoming increasingly difficult”.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99808/Ukraine-clouds-global-food-price-forecasts
Trading away West Africa’s hunger
20 March 2014 (IRIN ), Severe food shortages in the Sahel and West Africa are often the result of droughts and poor harvests. But inefficient intra-regional trade also places significant strain on food availability, exacerbating hunger.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99810/Trading-away-West-Africa-s-hunger
Regional interests at stake in the South Sudan crisis
19 March 2014 (IRIN ), Uganda’s military intervention in South Sudan has prompted warnings that the crisis in the world’s youngest state could escalate into a regional conflict. But what are the interests of South Sudan’s neighbours? What are they doing to further them? And how will their actions affect efforts to end the fighting?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99802/Regional-interests-at-stake-in-the-South-Sudan-crisis

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