work »

#MeToo in the humanitarian world

#MeToo in the humanitarian world

October 20, 2017 0

Our friends and family sometimes think the humanitarian world is populated by saints. The general public might also think that (our fundraising campaigns certainly play on this).

Read More »
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.

Read More »
Child “marriage” is child labour

Child “marriage” is child labour

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 12, 2017 0

Countless underage girls around the world are being forced to work long, punishing hours.

Read More »
Jordan looks to turn refugee crisis into economic boon

Jordan looks to turn refugee crisis into economic boon

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 21, 2017 0

Last February, Jordan and the international community agreed on a radically new approach to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Read More »
The humanitarian cheat sheet: Trouble in CAR and WhatsApp for crises

The humanitarian cheat sheet: Trouble in CAR and WhatsApp for crises

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 3, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of some of the best humanitarian reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed and looks ahead to give you the inside scoop on

Read More »
The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

December 15, 2016 0

It’s been nearly four months since Emine Sahin’s husband and children have been paid for their work picking fruit and vegetables on a farm in southern Turkey’s fertile Adana Province.

Read More »
Buddhist aid workers face backlash for helping Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

Buddhist aid workers face backlash for helping Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 15, 2016 0

Soe Aung works for an international aid agency in his hometown of Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine State. It’s a good job, but he isn’t eager to discuss it in a public

Read More »
Yemen: It’s the economy, stupid!

Yemen: It’s the economy, stupid!

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 19, 2016 0

Something peculiar is afoot in Yemen: the usually arcane topics of monetary policy and central banking have become part of everyday chatter, even street art.

Read More »
Prosecute those who bomb hospitals, or it will keep happening

Prosecute those who bomb hospitals, or it will keep happening

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 23, 2016 0

Following a recent resolution against attacks on healthcare in war zones, the UN should ensure compliance by referring perpetrators to the International Criminal Court for prosecution. That’s one of the recommendations in a

Read More »
Bye bye dreams

Bye bye dreams

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 2, 2016 0

In July 2015, Mohammed Lamin*, a 26-year-old Gambian, was pulled from a stricken smuggler’s boat in the Mediterranean. On board the rescue vessel, he spoke to IRIN about his hopes that Europe would

Read More »