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Lake Chad money, Oxfam-GOAL merger, and serial Syria talks: The Cheat Sheet

Lake Chad money, Oxfam-GOAL merger, and serial Syria talks: The Cheat Sheet

February 17, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors takes a look at what lies ahead on the humanitarian agenda and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have

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The cheat sheet: Somalia famine, Trump orders, and chemical weapons in Syria

The cheat sheet: Somalia famine, Trump orders, and chemical weapons in Syria

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 10, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors takes a look at what lies ahead on the humanitarian agenda and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have

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Scale up or cut back? Aid sector grapples with growing funding gap

Scale up or cut back? Aid sector grapples with growing funding gap

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 9, 2016 0

This week, the UN announced that $22.2 billion would be required to meet the needs of an estimated 92.8 million people affected by conflicts and natural disasters in 2017.

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The human cost of Chad’s war against Boko Haram

The human cost of Chad’s war against Boko Haram

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 5, 2016 0

Chad is a key military player in the fight against Boko Haram but it is struggling with the humanitarian challenge of the insurgency. Cash-strapped Chad is hosting tens of thousands of people made

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Boko Haram food crisis demands cooperation and accountability

Boko Haram food crisis demands cooperation and accountability

December 1, 2016 0

Snatched schoolgirls and suicide bomb blasts have long been the enduring images of Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict. But now the violence is represented by thousands of new faces: those of starving children. Scenes

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244,000 hungry children

244,000 hungry children

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 1, 2016 0

After his father, a welder from Bama, died in a camp for internally displaced people in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, 17-year-old Dauda began to cater for the two wives and eight other

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Slave to the algorithm

Slave to the algorithm

July 11, 2016 0

The ninth-century polymath Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi began his most famous book : “When I considered what people generally want in calculating, I found that it is always a number.” A millennium later,

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Life gets crowded on the bottom rung in Yemen

Life gets crowded on the bottom rung in Yemen

March 24, 2016 0

Before war ravaged Yemen, the country’s black citizens occupied the lowest rung on the societal ladder. Poorer than the poorest of other Yemenis, the group, usually called the Akhdam (servants) prefer to be

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2015 humanitarian funding overview

2015 humanitarian funding overview

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 15, 2015 0

We are rounding up the humanitarian financing figures for 2015.  Overall, the EU bloc has given slightly more than the USA. But comparing countries shows the dominance of the US.

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Words matter

Words matter

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 12, 2015 0

Words matter. In the business of saving lives, they should matter even more

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