Global Issues

Sexual violence in conflict – what use is the law?

LONDON, 30 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - Through conflict after conflict, sexual violence persists, not just as individual crimes but as a weapon of war. In short, sexual violence persists because it is effective. full report

Aid under fire: A timeline of MSF's withdrawal

NAIROBI, 30 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - Médecins Sans Frontières has been among the highest risk-taking NGOs since it was founded in 1971, with its staff routinely putting their lives on the line in the midst of hostilities. Yet sometimes they have to withdraw - either to protect their independence or security. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Gates Foundation, Afghanistan and the Holocaust

DUBAI, 29 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - Our 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

Ebola - is culture the real killer?

NAIROBI, 29 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - “African culture” – cute if you’re a tourist, catastrophic when you want to put a lid on Ebola, or so some international health experts and media coverage of the outbreak would have us believe. full report

We saw what you did - satellites and human rights

NAIROBI, 23 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - The shocking satellite imagery of the destruction in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga and nearby villages earlier this month provided graphic evidence of the extent of the crimes by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram when they stormed in. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: IDPs, Yemen, War Pillage and Ebola

DUBAI, 22 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - Our 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

WEF: What to watch

DUBAI, 21 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting kicks off in Davos on Wednesday. Here's a quick guide to some of the panels of interest to humanitarians. full report

IRIN's Top Picks – Cost of War, Haiti and the fear of indicators

DUBAI, 15 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - Our top picks from the humanitarian world this week, as selected by our network of specialist reporters. full report

Natural disasters - a rare positive trend?

LONDON, 12 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - Five years on from Haiti's devastating earthquake, is the world better prepared for natural catastrophes? full report

IRIN's Top Picks – Ebola, CAR and sustainable development

DUBAI, 8 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. full report

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