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Hurricane versus Monsoon

Hurricane versus Monsoon

August 31, 2017 0

How Harvey swamps the media, as well as Texas.  News drives donations; media neglect might be fatal

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Killings spark fear, rumours in Rohingya refugee camps

Killings spark fear, rumours in Rohingya refugee camps

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 28, 2017 0

Rohingya refugees came to Bangladesh in their thousands from Myanmar, seeking safety. But lawlessness reigns in the makeshift camps

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Afghanistan redux, mind your language, and Angola’s First Family

Afghanistan redux, mind your language, and Angola’s First Family

August 25, 2017 0

President Joao Lourenco – can he escape “the family”? It’s no surprise, Angola’s next president is going to be Joao Lourenco . The big question is can the party loyalist and former general

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No food, #NotATarget, and what next in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

No food, #NotATarget, and what next in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

August 18, 2017 0

Which humanitarian topics are on IRIN’s radar and should be on yours? Check out our curation of upcoming events, topical reports, opinion, and quality journalism:   The “depressing equilibrium” of aid worker attacks

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Aid workers at risk on World Humanitarian Day

Aid workers at risk on World Humanitarian Day

August 18, 2017 0

We mark World Humanitarian Day with a selection of articles about the risks faced by aid workers

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Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

August 17, 2017 0

The black-clad police toting semi-automatic rifles barely get a glance from children glued to the TV as officers search their home in Illigan City, near besieged Marawi, where Philippine security forces have been battling Islamist militants

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Pakistan’s new NGO tax will hurt those most at risk, say humanitarians

Pakistan’s new NGO tax will hurt those most at risk, say humanitarians

August 8, 2017 0

Pakistan’s new tax on non-profit groups will force humanitarian agencies to cut back on services to some of the most vulnerable people in the country, NGO workers say.

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Fighting violent extremism – humanitarians beware

Fighting violent extremism – humanitarians beware

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 3, 2017 0

Governments are increasingly keen to embrace a countering violent extremism strategy, but humanitarians should be wary 

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From the future of aid to viral videos: The Cheat Sheet

From the future of aid to viral videos: The Cheat Sheet

July 21, 2017 0

Which humanitarian topics are on IRIN’s radar and should be on yours? Check out our curation of upcoming events, topical reports, opinion, and quality journalism

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The Somali pirates are back (SPOILER ALERT: they never really left)

The Somali pirates are back (SPOILER ALERT: they never really left)

July 19, 2017 0

A pirate with a full beard makes an ironic salute as I walk towards him across the red gravel of the prison yard in Garowe, the capital of the Somali region of Puntland.

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