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Ebola vaccine: reason to be hopeful?

DAKAR, 31 July 2015 (IRIN) - Researchers say an Ebola vaccine they were testing in Guinea is 100 percent effective. But will it be a game-changer? Experts weigh in. full report

Ebola effect ripples on in Liberian schools

MONROVIA, 31 July 2015 (IRIN) - When pupils in Liberia returned to school in March after a six-month Ebola-enforced closure they thought they would be studying for the next eight months straight, making up for lost learning time. On Friday they were sent home. full report

Can WHO learn the lessons from Ebola?

DAKAR, 13 July 2015 (IRIN) - As Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continue to battle the Ebola outbreak, the international community's "delayed" and "inadequate" response last year has led many critics to ask: how can future responses be handled more effectively? full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Open data, clichés and bush meat

DUBAI, 26 June 2015 (IRIN) - Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. full report

Bush meat trade roaring again despite Ebola ban

MONROVIA, 24 June 2015 (IRIN) - Bush meat - a known source of the Ebola virus - can once again be found in markets across Liberia and on people's plates, despite a ban on its sale. full report

Stigma leaves Liberia’s Ebola workers high and dry

MONROVIA, 11 June 2015 (IRIN) - Liberia's Ebola outbreak is finally over, but many Liberians who risked their lives helping in the year-long battle to eradicate the virus are now being discriminated against and are struggling to find work due to lingering stigma and fear: full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: White elephants, corruption and IEDs

DUBAI, 17 April 2015 (IRIN) - This week's Top Picks features MSF's executive director on the dangers of mixing military and humanitarian missions, how homemade bombs affect aid work in Afghanistan, wasted Ebola funds in West Africa, the links between corruption and conflict in South Sudan, and much more. full report

Why are humanitarians so WEIRD?

BELGRADE, 15 April 2015 (IRIN) - In his latest column, recovering aid worker Paul Currion argues that humanitarian organisations are fundamentally WEIRD - Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. Unless that changes, he says, they will always struggle to understand the communities in which they work. full report

What future for the humanitarian capital of the world?

GENEVA, 7 April 2015 (IRIN) - Geneva has firmly taken its place as one of the most expensive cities in the world, following a sharp rise in the value of the Swiss franc in January. Should cost-conscious aid agencies be headquartered there? full report

Killing us softly

HONG KONG, 27 March 2015 (IRIN) - Of the 100 million Chinese who watched a documentary - later censored - about air pollution in their country, 172,000 are likely to die each year from air pollution-related diseases. full report

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