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An ‘almost impossible job’ - 10 tips for the UN's next humanitarian boss

LONDON, 26 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - Former UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has a few words of advice for the next person to take up the job, British politician Stephen O'Brien. full report

Food worries widen in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, 26 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - More than 465,000 people in Mauritania, where lean season is already underway, are expected to face severe food insecurity by June, due in large part to last year's poor harvests. full report

Grief not justice for Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan

OSH, 26 May 2015 (IRIN Asia) - Five years after ethnic riots roiled Kyrgyzstan, not only has the minority Uzbek community found little to no justice for the hundreds killed but it finds itself increasingly blamed and marginalised as Kyrgyz nationalism takes hold. full report

Lives at risk as Nepal earthquake funding dries up

NUWAKOT, 26 May 2015 (IRIN Asia) - There was an outpouring of emergency funding in the immediate aftermath of the Nepal earthquake. But one month on, lives are at risk as the money dries up. With monsoon rains expected within weeks, relief efforts are expected to become even more challenging in a country where many villages are accessible only by foot: full report

Which countries are failing to deliver Gaza aid?

JERUSALEM, 22 May 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - 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. full report

Yemen conflict fans food insecurity

AMMAN / DUBAI, 22 May 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - The conflict in Yemen is worsening the country's food insecurity, according to a new report, which predicts that parts of the the Arab state may enter an "emergency phase" by the end of the year. full report

The identity crisis frustrating Nepal's quake survivors

MAILUNG , 21 May 2015 (IRIN Asia) - 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. full report

Why bin Laden's thoughts matter

LONDON, 21 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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. full report

Many fleeing Burundi have no wish to return

KIGOMA, Tanzania, 21 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Aid agencies are warning a cholera outbreak is creating major health crisis among tens of thousands of people who have fled Burundi for neighbouring Tanzania. It's a journey many of the refugees have made before. Some have no desire to return home. full report

Prisons ignoring the rights of Ivorian youth

ABIDJAN, 21 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Hundreds of children in Cote d'Ivoire are living among adult prisoners in detention centres as they await trial. full report