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  1. Analysis: Aid to Syria - winning friends and influence
  2. YEMEN: New challenges for aid worker security
  3. FOOD: Spotlight on "land grab" deals


Analysis: Aid to Syria - winning friends and influence
ISTANBUL، 12/11/2012 (IRIN) - Syrian activists say opposition groups are manipulating humanitarian aid for political and security gains, after similar accusations were levelled against the Syrian government last week. full report
YEMEN: New challenges for aid worker security
DUBAI، 14/11/2012 (IRIN) - Yemen has long been renowned as a place where foreigners, including aid workers, are at risk of kidnapping. On the brink of civil war last year, and with a still fluid social and political transition under way, new challenges for aid worker security are emerging, say experts. full report
FOOD: Spotlight on "land grab" deals
JOHANNESBURG، 14/11/2012 (IRIN) - "Land-grab" deals involving multinationals in developing countries have often been seen as detrimental to food security and the livelihoods of millions of small farmers, but a new study puts such deals into the context of agricultural investments more generally. full report