Humanitarian Analysis

How Burundi’s political crisis has crippled its economy

BUJUMBURA, 12 February 2016 (IRIN Africa) - The crisis that erupted in Burundi in April 2015 following Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a controversial third term as president has claimed more than 400 lives and caused more than 230,000 people to flee the country, according to the UN. But it isn’t just the citizens who have suffered - the economy is in a bad way too. full report

Syria aid deal? What about Aleppo?

JERUSALEM, 12 February 2016 (IRIN Middle East) - As diplomats hash out the finer details of a deal to cease hostilities and allow increased humanitarian access in Syria, it appears that the civilians of Aleppo may have been left in the lurch. full report

Editor’s Take: The UN Secretary General’s vision for humanitarian reform

GENEVA, 11 February 2016 (IRIN Global) - 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 his vision, as outlined in his long-awaited report for the World Humanitarian Summit released this week, hits the right notes. full report

Humanitarian reform: What's on - and off - the table

GENEVA/LONDON, 11 February 2016 (IRIN Global) - Pressure is mounting for concrete proposals for the future of humanitarian aid, in the lead-up to the first ever World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul in May. Hundreds of ideas are floating around. Which are now rising to the top? And which are being pushed to the side? Here’s our take on the emerging trends. full report

Why does no one care about Yemen?

LONDON/JERUSALEM, 11 February 2016 (IRIN Middle East) - More than 6,000 Yemenis have been killed since March in a conflict that has set off a humanitarian catastrophe so severe that humanitarian agencies are struggling to cope. So why does no one seem to care? full report

When shit happens

NEW YORK, 8 February 2016 (IRIN Global) - Everyone defecates, but ‘how’ and ‘where’ are questions that highlight class, gender and cultural differences between us. full report

Briefing: The new Jihadist strategy in the Sahel

NAIROBI, 4 February 2016 (IRIN Africa) - Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged Islamist militants. full report

The axis of generosity

LONDON, 3 February 2016 (IRIN Global) - As a major funding conference opens in London, IRIN has run the numbers. Which countries can claim to be doing the most for the Syria crisis? We compare 29 aid donors (to Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan) and refugee-hosting countries. full report

Where in the world is Zika?

LONDON, 3 February 2016 (IRIN Global) - The World Health Organization has declared that the strong links between Zika infection during pregnancy and microcephaly should be treated as a global public health emergency. IRIN maps the range of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and the Zika virus it spreads. full report

Stop scapegoating Greece

MYTILINE, 2 February 2016 (IRIN Global) - As the Greek islands continue to receive around 2,000 migrants and refugees every day, despite treacherous winter sea conditions, many other European countries are trying to prevent their onward movement. Greece is increasingly isolated and under pressure. full report

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