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 2020-07-07 14:23 

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In Burkina Faso, violence and COVID-19 push children out of school and into harm's way...

More than half of the nearly one million Burkinabe now displaced are children. Many are alone and vulnerable to abuse....

 2020-07-07 07:58 

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How coronavirus hit Aden: A Yemeni doctor's diary...

'I never thought I would write something like this, and I did not plan for it to be published. But I want to share this experience. Maybe some people care?'...

 2020-07-03 15:00 

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Ethiopian protests, Greek pushbacks, and a Myanmar mystery: The Cheat Sheet...

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

 2020-07-02 15:55 

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Inside Congo's Ebola emergency...

All our reporting on the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history....

 2020-07-02 13:00 

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Despite COVID-19 setbacks, displaced Kachin women keep their families afloat...

COVID-19 has squeezed aid and income to a trickle in Myanmar's north. Three displaced women, who lead their households, explain how life has changed....

 2020-07-01 16:13 

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The West's humanitarian reckoning...

Race, power, and relevance were among issues addressed in a TNH online conversation on humanitarianism in the midst of #BlackLivesMatter and COVID-19....

 2020-07-01 16:10 

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Readers react | #BlackLivesMatter and challenging Western power structures in aid...

Here's what readers are saying. What do you think?...

 2020-07-01 14:33 

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Russia holds key to UN Syria aid operation...

Another diplomatic dispute over cross-border aid is playing out as civilians face war, economic crisis, and the pandemic....

 2020-07-01 10:47 

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In the news: India's northeast faces 'twin disasters'...

Severe monsoon floods have hit more than a million people, after COVID-19 lockdowns sapped livelihoods and left river embankments unfortified....

 2020-06-30 15:18 

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Battling the generals: A briefing on Sudan's transition to democracy...

Almost a year after protestors pushed Sudan's military into a power-sharing transition, they took to the streets again today to protect the goals of the revolution....

 2020-06-29 17:49 

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Briefing: Coronavirus and the halting of asylum at the US-Mexico border...

Critics say that new Trump administration policies use the virus as a pretext to effectively end access to asylum at the US-Mexico border....

 2020-06-29 12:59 

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Q&A: Want to know about COVID-19 in Haiti? Ask a nurse...

Frontline caregivers have few ways to share their on-the-ground information about the pandemic with policymakers or the public....

 2020-06-26 14:20 

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Ebola's long goodbye, Egypt's dam denial, and Srebrenica at 25: The Cheat Sheet...

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

 2020-06-25 16:18 

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UN launches sexual misconduct probe after incriminating car video emerges...

The blurry video shows a woman straddling a man suggestively in a UN car in Tel Aviv....

 2020-06-25 13:37 

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Ebola stirs concern in northwestern Congo, even as eastern outbreak declared over...

Vaccine shortages, access challenges, and community resistance in quateur province leave little time for celebration in the east....

 2020-06-25 11:04 

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Lost in translation: Language barriers and the Rohingya response...

Crucial vocabulary to do with health, abuse, and other issues can easily be misunderstood, but many aid groups underestimate the language gap....

 2020-06-25 08:17 

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When the West falls into crisis...

An online conversation about how #BlackLivesMatter, COVID-19, and the fragility of democratic institutions in the West are challenging how we define a crisis....

 2020-06-24 15:14 

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Mdecins Sans Frontires needs 'radical change' on racism: MSF president...

As MSF considers its response to #BlackLivesMatter, the internal debates have become heated....

 2020-06-24 12:31 

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Afghanistan's missing coronavirus patients: Women...

Far fewer Afghan women are testing positive for the coronavirus, but health worker infections are soaring....

 2020-06-24 11:35 

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LGBTQ+ people left out by exclusionary COVID-19 aid practices...

From not being considered 'family' to legal name issues, discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is all too common....

 2020-06-23 12:10 

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How plunging remittances are threatening lives in Venezuela...

Over a third of households rely on money from abroad. Without it, many face health risks in a country where the system is already shattered....

 2020-06-23 10:50 

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How do you translate a pandemic?...

In India, volunteer translators combat hoaxes and demystify the coronavirus for a nation where thousands of languages are spoken....

 2020-06-22 14:15 

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In the news: Mass protests add pressure on Mali president...

Tens of thousands have taken to the streets following contested elections, and as violence rises in the country....

 2020-06-22 13:57 

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At the US-Mexico border, asylum chaos and coronavirus fear...

Asylum seekers stuck in violence-prone northern Mexico now have to contend with a growing COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-06-22 10:49 

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We know more about fraud and abuse in aid. It's time to stop it....

Stamping out wrongdoing in the sector will require more integrated risk management systems. It may also mean doing less, but doing it better....

 2020-06-19 17:42 

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COVID-19's double dangers for Venezuelan women in Colombia...

Restrictions to try to contain the coronavirus have brought not only a tough economy but also added risks of sexual exploitation and abuse....

 2020-06-19 15:32 

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Aid mergers, stalled migration, and a Saudi-less 'list of shame': The Cheat Sheet...

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

 2020-06-18 15:42 

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How 'Ebola business' threatens aid operations in Congo...

Corrupt practices may have made the response to the first Ebola outbreak in an active conflict zone even harder than it had to be....

 2020-06-18 10:34 

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COVID-19 policies not backed by data do more harm than good...

The fallout from the information gap disproportionately affects vulnerable populations: but there is data out there, if you know where to look....

 2020-06-17 12:20 

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Beyond lip service: Tackling racism in your development organisation...

As a black American wo...

 2020-06-17 12:00 

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April | The Drought Diaries: Benjamin Galwaha, Kenya...

A monthly window into Benjamin's life in Kenya as he navigates the impact of climate change....

 2020-06-17 12:00 

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April | The Drought Diaries: Madina Yacqub, Somalia...

A monthly window into Madina's life in Somalia as she navigates the impact of climate change....

 2020-06-17 12:00 

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April | The Drought Diaries: Aadan Mohammed, Somalia...

A monthly window into Aadan's life in Somalia as he navigates the impact of climate change....

 2020-06-17 12:00 

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April | The Drought Diaries: Ganda Farayi, Zimbabwe...

A monthly window into Ganda's life in Zimbabwe as he navigates the impact of climate change....

 2020-06-17 12:00 

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April | The Drought Diaries: Marlvin Mwaura, Kenya...

A monthly window into Marlvin's life in Kenya as he navigates the impact of climate change....

 2020-06-17 12:00 

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April | 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....

 2020-06-17 12:00 

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April | The Drought Diaries: Loveness January, Zimbabwe...

A monthly window into Loveness's life in Zimbabwe as she navigates the impact of climate change....

 2020-06-16 16:28 

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Readers react | Debate on our Congo corruption investigation...

Here's what readers are saying. What do you think?...

 2020-06-16 14:41 

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Civilians in Kenya's northeast targeted by both jihadists and the state...

A breakdown in trust between Somali-speaking communities and the security forces is leaving people with nowhere to turn....

 2020-06-16 12:55 

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In Yemen, families suffer as COVID-19 dries up money from abroad...

Yemen faces a decline in its three main sources of foreign currency humanitarian aid, oil exports, and remittances all at the same time....

 2020-06-16 10:47 

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Coronavirus forces disaster planning rethink as storm threats rise...

Community aid, longer-term recovery, and new disease dangers: What recent storms tell us about how to prepare for disasters in a pandemic....

 2020-06-15 12:02 

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Hard lessons from COVID-19 on looking after the dead...

The pandemic has not only overwhelmed health workers around the world trying to assist the living, but also those dealing with the dead....

 2020-06-15 10:03 

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In the news: 'Horror' and 'shock' at Libya mass graves...

The discovery of dozens of bodies in the strategic town of Tarhouna is the latest in a series of atrocities in the 14-month war....

 2020-06-15 09:17 

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Doing good and being racist...

The UN boss fumbled a response to #BlackLivesMatter. I know why....

 2020-06-12 21:11 

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UN vows to 'maintain trust' in Congo aid effort after damning review leaked...

A top official said he was concerned about losing donor confidence over alleged kickbacks, and pledged to 'carefully consider' recommendations....

 2020-06-12 13:27 

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Syria's new crisis, Africa's neglected nine, and race and power in aid: The Cheat Sheet...

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

 2020-06-12 05:50 

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EXCLUSIVE: Leaked review exposes scale of aid corruption and abuse in Congo...

The web of exploitation and extortion involves UN and NGO staff, militias, businesses, and local officials. The losers? The most vulnerable....

 2020-06-11 11:58 

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Child marriage worries rise amid coronavirus lockdown in Cameroon...

Aid groups fear the illegal practice could be on the rise globally with far-reaching humanitarian implications for a decade to come....

 2020-06-11 10:25 

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

Shuttered services, diverted resources, and emerging new crises: how COVID-19 is disrupting humanitarian efforts....

 2020-06-11 03:56 

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EXCLUSIVE: Congo aid scam triggers sector-wide alarm...

One NGO lost $639,000 in a few months. Investigators and aid officials believe similar fraud schemes went undetected for over a decade....

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