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 2020-04-03 15:10 

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In the news: EU court cites three countries on failures to admit asylum seekers...

The Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland violated EU quota agreements to host arrivals from Greece and Italy....

 2020-04-03 13:18 

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Yemen floods, Myanmar information bans, and COVID-19 disruption (nearly) everywhere: The Cheat Sheet...

A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues....

 2020-04-03 10:13 

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How a local response can halt this global crisis...

The Red Cross and Red Crescent has always been a collection of hyper-local units and branches. That's going to be key for COVID-19....

 2020-04-02 14:30 

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In the news: Aid groups blocked from Burundi coronavirus quarantine sites...

The "unsanitary" sites lack adequate supplies of food and water, according to Human Rights Watch....

 2020-04-02 14:06 

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Coronavirus and aid: What we're watching, 2-8 April...

Stranded migrants, aid roadblocks, and quarantine worries: this week's updates on how COVID-19 is disrupting humanitarian efforts around the globe....

 2020-04-02 11:14 

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Stay or go? An international aid worker's coronavirus dilemma...

COVID-19 is forcing countless aid workers in crisis zones to make an impossible decision. One humanitarian explains why she chose to leave....

 2020-04-01 14:11 

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In the news: Ethiopia postpones election amid coronavirus concerns...

The landmark vote is seen as a critical test for Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed....

 2020-04-01 12:29 

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Coronavirus in the city: A Q&A on the catastrophe confronting the urban poor...

Coronavirus response in the world's megacities will require major changes in how international aid groups operate....

 2020-04-01 11:13 

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In Kashmir, slow internet throttles doctors' coronavirus response...

On lockdown once again, Kashmir's schools, aid workers, and doctors struggle to prepare for COVID-19 amid months of internet restrictions....

 2020-03-31 16:37 

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ICYMI: Burkina Faso's spiralling crisis...

Watch this conversation exploring the crisis in Burkina Faso from the needs on the ground to the dynamics of the conflict, the new threat of coronavirus, and the challenges of reporting....

 2020-03-31 14:17 

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In the news: Airstrikes hit Sana'a...

The heavy bombing comes despite a UN call for a ceasefire to fight COVID-19....

 2020-03-31 10:53 

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A strange new world? Not really...

Talk of uncertainty, isolation, and war is hard to avoid thanks to the coronavirus. But we've been here before....

 2020-03-31 10:31 

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The home front: How international aid workers are fighting COVID-19 in Italy...

Bringing skills and experience from global crises, Italian NGOs and aid workers have a new frontline role. This time, though, it's back home....

 2020-03-30 13:16 

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In the news: Syria announces first coronavirus death...

The Syrian government has reported 10 cases of COVID-19. Many fear the virus could spread quickly in a country already battered by war....

 2020-03-30 12:48 

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Coronavirus in crisis-hit Burkina Faso: Healthcare centres close as cases rise...

Mass displacement and a war-weakened health system have left the country ill-prepared for a public health disaster....

 2020-03-30 12:14 

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No, we don't need an app for this...

COVID-19 tracking apps might sound appealing, but be careful what you wish for....

 2020-03-27 14:09 

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In the news: Peace and the pandemic...

Coronavirus threats have sparked a smattering of ceasefires in global hotspots. At least one has already been broken....

 2020-03-27 13:43 

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Militancy in Lake Chad and Mozambique, COVID-19 in Gaza and Syria: The Cheat Sheet...

A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues....

 2020-03-27 11:06 

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Greek island refugee camps face coronavirus 'disaster', aid groups warn...

A catalogue of sanitation concerns and safety problems in the overcrowded detention centres doesn't bode well for the arrival of COVID-19....

 2020-03-26 16:06 

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In the news: Boko Haram proves it's still a threat...

Two attacks in a week, in Chad and Nigeria, are a reminder that Boko Haram militants are as deadly as ever....

 2020-03-26 15:22 

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The Third Wave: Preparing for COVID-19 in a crisis...

What can aid agencies and aid workers do to get ready in places already struggling due to conflict or disaster?...

 2020-03-26 14:32 

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Bracing for coronavirus in Syria's battered northwest...

After more than nine years of conflict, COVID-19 is the latest in a long line of problems that Idlib's civilians have to worry about....

 2020-03-26 14:06 

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Coronavirus and aid: What we're watching...

Roadblocks, lockdowns, and a COVID-19 dilemma: the pandemic is forcing a humanitarian re-think as resources are stretched on a global scale....

 2020-03-25 16:31 

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In the news: Uganda suspends refugee arrivals as coronavirus cases rise...

Fourteen people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, leading to border closures, grounded flights, and strict measures for those fleeing conflict....

 2020-03-25 15:56 

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UN seeks $2 billion coronavirus emergency fund...

It's a "drop in the ocean", says UN chief....

 2020-03-25 13:50 

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In Venezuela, a pandemic meets years of shortages and a broken health system...

How can we wash our hands, a man asks, when there is no water? He and millions of other Venezuelans have little protection against COVID-19....

 2020-03-25 01:07 

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When coronavirus came to Tanzania...

Chronicling the arrival of COVID-19 in the country's tourist capital of Arusha....

 2020-03-24 16:12 

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In the news: Mozambique militants occupy town in escalation of violence...

The suspected Islamist insurgents usually only attack remote villages. On Monday, they seized a large town....

 2020-03-24 12:59 

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Beyond coronavirus: What's keeping these aid workers up at night...

Humanitarian leaders worry that attention and resources will shift away from vulnerable populations just as the virus presents new threats....

 2020-03-24 10:24 

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Rohingya refugees need a coronavirus lifeline, not an internet ban...

Mohammed Arfaat is trying to help his refugee community prepare for COVID-19. But a communications blackout keeps most Rohingya in the dark....

 2020-03-23 16:18 

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In the news: Guineans vote in controversial referendum amid coronavirus outbreak...

An opposition boycott and two cases of COVID-19 didn't stop the vote, which could help Guinea's president cling on to power....

 2020-03-23 14:43 

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Water under fire in Europe's forgotten war...

Meet the unlikely humanitarians providing a vital supply to those on Ukraine's front line as the war on the EU's doorstep enters a seventh year....

 2020-03-23 13:10 

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From Italy to Libya, and the world, with love...

Borders mean nothing to the virus. When this is over, will we choose to define ourselves by them less?...

 2020-03-20 17:28 

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Aidworkerphobia, Yemen worries, and local aid funding: The Cheat Sheet...

A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues....

 2020-03-20 14:29 

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Roundup: What's new besides COVID-19?...

Coronavirus concerns are grabbing the headlines. But other crises haven't stopped. Here's a look at what else is going on....

 2020-03-20 14:29 

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Roundup: What's new besides COVID-19?...

Coronavirus concerns are grabbing the headlines. But other crises haven't stopped. Here's a look at what else is going on....

 2020-03-20 13:55 

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In the news: Samoa declares emergency as suspected coronavirus case emerges...

Only months removed from a measles outbreak that killed dozens, the Pacific Island nation now braces for COVID-19....

 2020-03-19 17:49 

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In the news: Nigerian doctors go on strike as coronavirus cases rise...

Nigeria successfully managed an Ebola outbreak, but COVID-19 is a very different matter....

 2020-03-19 16:58 

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ICYMI: How will COVID-19 impact crisis zones?...

Watch our online conversation "Behind the headlines: How will COVID-19 impact crisis zones?"...

 2020-03-19 15:06 

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Coronavirus and aid: What we're watching...

Roadblocks, blind spots, and a COVID-19 dilemma: the pandemic is forcing a humanitarian re-think as resources are stretched on a global scale....

 2020-03-18 16:37 

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In the news: Coronavirus puts global refugee resettlement on hold...

Border closures, flight restrictions, and health concerns mean people in the queue to start over in a new country will now have to wait even longer....

 2020-03-18 15:51 

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Violence and obstruction: Cameroon's deepening aid crisis...

Growing violence and government crackdowns on access have left hundreds of thousands of people beyond the reach of aid workers....

 2020-03-18 11:41 

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This age of COVID-19 demands new emergency ethics...

For hundreds of millions of people, a humanitarian crisis is nothing new. Let's look to them for ethical guidance in this time of pandemic....

 2020-03-17 17:54 

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Yemen coronavirus lockdown to hamper relief effort...

A flight and movement ban adds new challenges to relief operations in what the UN has called the 'world's worst' humanitarian crisis....

 2020-03-17 16:29 

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In the news: Thousands flee clashes in South Sudan...

The eruption of violence in the Jonglei region is the latest challenge to efforts to cement peace following the formation of a unity government in February....

 2020-03-17 11:48 

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Why climate funds may be 'displacing' lifesaving aid...

As disaster damages rise, activists say donors must ensure climate pledges add to existing aid budgets not divert from other crucial sectors....

 2020-03-16 16:40 

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In the news: Colombia border closure raises Venezuela coronavirus fears...

Colombian President Ivn Duque's decision closes down a vital supply and healthcare lifeline for thousands of Venezuelans needing assistance....

 2020-03-16 13:04 

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How to help migrants make the best decisions at the worst times...

Information is power. Let's empower refugees, migrants, and others on the move....

 2020-03-16 11:07 

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How coronavirus hits migrants and asylum seekers in Italy...

Halted refugee status hearings, quarantined rescue ships, and a sharpening of the political discourse are among many knock-on effects....

 2020-03-13 15:50 

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February | Diary of a drought...

A six-month series tracing the lives of six families in three countries as they grapple with the daily realities of drought....

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