Table of contents


  1. SOMALIA: IDPs in Luuq seek more assistance
  2. SANITATION: Let’s talk about poo
  3. AID POLICY: Fifty shades of aid – love in the field
  4. FOOD: The state of African wheat research


SOMALIA: IDPs in Luuq seek more assistance
NAIROBI، 22/10/2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Luuq, in Somalia's southern Gedo Region, say their overcrowded settlements are desperately short of basic needs, from shelter to clean water. full report
SANITATION: Let’s talk about poo
LONDON، 22/10/2012 (IRIN) - Enter the dignified portals of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine this week, and the first thing you will see is a gold-plated turd, resting on a scarlet silk cushion. It is labelled “The Golden Poo”, and is actually a Japanese good luck charm (a word play on the similarity between the words for “luck” and “poo” in Japanese.) full report
AID POLICY: Fifty shades of aid – love in the field
DUBAI، 23/10/2012 (IRIN) - If there is one topic that gets humanitarians and other aid workers talking - apart from the obvious discussions about capacity-building and food aid - it is the challenge of finding a prospective partner in the field. full report
FOOD: The state of African wheat research
JOHANNESBURG، 24/10/2012 (IRIN) - Researchers in Africa are identifying ways to improve domestic wheat production in the face of sub-optimal conditions and stiff international competition. full report