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Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 8, 2017 0

The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and UN agencies may be relatively easy to breach, potentially exposing the personal, location, and demographic data of tens of

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Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 7, 2017 0

Social media has become a bush telegraph in the Libyan capital Tripoli, used by anxious citizens to warn each other of militia violence and how to get around the endless shortages as the

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Interview: Amid record needs, new UN relief chief promises reform

Interview: Amid record needs, new UN relief chief promises reform

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 5, 2017 0

His predecessors sat in an office of picture windows overlooking the Hudson River fitted with beige furniture on the upper floors of UN headquarters in Manhattan. But Mark Lowcock, the new UN under-secretary-general

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UN calls for ‘humanitarian pause’ in Yemen as conditions in capital deteriorate

UN calls for ‘humanitarian pause’ in Yemen as conditions in capital deteriorate

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 4, 2017 0

Conditions for civilians in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a are “deteriorating by the hour” after six days of violence, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Monday, as the United Nations called

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Security lapses at aid agency leave beneficiary data at risk

Security lapses at aid agency leave beneficiary data at risk

November 27, 2017 0

Aid agencies have put some projects on hold while reviewing the security of a popular online system for handling aid distributions, IRIN has learnt.

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Russia has finished off the UN’s Syria chemical attack probe. What now?

Russia has finished off the UN’s Syria chemical attack probe. What now?

November 20, 2017 0

  Russia recently used a series of Security Council vetoes – the final one last week – to kill an international body investigating a gruesome series of chemical attacks in Syria.   The

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Rohingya death count, war games, and a non-coup in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

Rohingya death count, war games, and a non-coup in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 17, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:   Plus ç a change in Zimbabwe

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The Libyan migrant “prisons” of Europe’s making

The Libyan migrant “prisons” of Europe’s making

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 1, 2017 0

The consequences of Italian and European migration policies for migrants and refugees stuck in Libya are ugly and stark: from militia wars to increasing extortion to overcrowded detention “prisons” where pregnant women can

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Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 23, 2017 0

Nearly a month after Iraqi Kurdistan’s non-binding vote of “yes” to independence, the borders of the would-be state have already shifted, alongside signs that Kurdish unity is not nearly as strong as the 

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What’s really stopping a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen?

What’s really stopping a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen?

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 17, 2017 0

Politicians, aid officials, and health experts are once again mulling a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen, but negotiations appear to be stuck on whether there’ll be enough doses available to render it effective.

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