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 2020-06-04 14:20 

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Known unknowns: The challenge of collecting COVID-19 data in Venezuela...

Venezuela probably doesn't have one of the worst coronavirus in Latin America. But how can we really know?...

 2020-06-04 13:40 

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Coronavirus and aid: What we're watching, 4-10 June...

Flaring protests, lopsided health worker infections, and a looming hurricane season: updates on how COVID-19 is disrupting humanitarian efforts....

 2020-06-03 15:08 

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COVID-19 aid funding: The many pots and pitfalls...

All the different COVID-19 aid funding streams, and how to miscount them....

 2020-06-03 14:15 

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Look back and learn: How past pandemics and epidemics inform COVID-19 response...

The New Humanitarian has reported on disease outbreaks for 25 years. Here's what we've learned....

 2020-06-03 11:57 

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In Afghanistan, the coronavirus fight goes through Taliban territory...

Health workers negotiate access as conflict flares, but barren clinics, scarce testing, and questions about women's inclusion raise alarm bells....

 2020-06-03 10:24 

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In the news: Yemen aid pledges come up short...

Amid continued conflict and now a coronavirus outbreak, aid groups are warning that the gap between needs and funding is growing....

 2020-06-02 14:29 

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In Peru's Amazon, the church fills COVID-19 aid void for indigenous people...

Where government aid is sluggish due to red tape or corruption, the church has been providing critical support, even before the pandemic....

 2020-06-02 10:48 

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UN appeals for Yemen aid amidst growing pandemic, donor doubts...

The UN and Saudi Arabia host a virtual fundraiser as aid workers die of COVID-19, and relief projects close....

 2020-06-02 09:06 

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In the news: New Ebola outbreak in northwestern Congo...

Congo is struggling with measles, COVID-19, and now a fresh Ebola outbreak....

 2020-06-01 15:31 

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In the news: A deadly 48 hours leaves 50 dead in Burkina Faso...

As the country's insecurity gets rapidly worse, some are suggesting it might be time to try negotiating with the jihadists....

 2020-06-01 15:17 

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Return pressure builds as COVID-19 hits South Sudan displacement camps...

Is the UN premature in encouraging people to leave its congested protection sites due to the threat of the coronavirus?...

 2020-06-01 10:52 

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Violence or the virus? Mindanao's displaced forced to choose...

A militarised COVID-19 response fuels fear and silence in conflict areas. There's a better way forward, but it must include displaced women and girls....

 2020-05-29 14:34 

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Lockdown deaths, Afghan gender imbalances, and Libyan meddlings: The Cheat Sheet...

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

 2020-05-29 13:04 

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Thousands of Malian refugees flee Burkina Faso camps after attacks...

With conflict closing in and COVID-19 restrictions suspending repatriation assistance, many of the refugees are unsure where to go next....

 2020-05-28 14:20 

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Coronavirus and aid: What we're watching, 28 May-3 June...

Neglected diseases, eroded services for women, and rising xenophobia: updates on how COVID-19 is disrupting humanitarian efforts around the globe....

 2020-05-28 14:00 

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Six ways COVID-19 is changing South Africa...

Contrary to forecasts, the coronavirus has not overwhelmed African responses, and in some countries there is actually some good news....

 2020-05-28 12:02 

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Islamist militants unmask as crisis mounts in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado...

Large towns are coming under attack as a murky group steps out from the shadows....

 2020-05-27 21:03 

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How Brazil's COVID-19 response has fallen to community leaders...

Faced with federal obstruction on coronavirus prevention, it's up to local officials and civilian groups to forge the country's resistance....

 2020-05-27 13:20 

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EXCLUSIVE: Health woes, outrage, and toxins near Ethiopia gold mine...

Anger in the restive region of Oromia is rising as a gold mine shut over concerns of environmental poisoning looks set to re-open....

 2020-05-27 13:00 

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Palestinians in Lebanon say coronavirus help is too little, too late...

Lebanon's Palestinian refugees were struggling to get by even before the country's economy collapsed. Then came the global pandemic....

 2020-05-26 15:43 

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Violence in flood-hit state deepens aid needs in South Sudan...

The peace agreement may be holding, but political jockeying over state governorships is causing a deadly power vacuum....

 2020-05-26 14:00 

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In the news: Greece reportedly using floating tents to deport asylum seekers...

An online legal forum has documented what it believes to be at least 11 separate pushbacks on the inflatable rafts in the last two months....

 2020-05-26 11:00 

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Peace in Afghanistan? Watch the militias...

CIA-backed militias have a torrid history of political violence and civilian deaths. To attain a sustainable peace, they must be dealt with....

 2020-05-25 12:20 

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Italy's coronavirus amnesty: Migrant rights or economic self-interest?...

The measure has largely been welcomed as a good start, but critics say more permanent changes are needed that encompass all migrant workers....

 2020-05-25 10:43 

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Fear and uncertainty for refugees in Malaysia as xenophobia escalates...

Refugees face job losses and dwindling food supplies, the threat of arrest or deportation, and the coronavirus itself....

 2020-05-25 09:42 

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In the news: Ruling party candidate wins Burundi election...

The main opposition party is expected to dispute the provisional results....

 2020-05-22 14:40 

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COVID-19 in Yemen and Latin America, and a 'new normal' in disaster response: The Cheat Sheet...

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

 2020-05-21 15:22 

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In the news: Tit-for-tat killings leave hundreds dead in South Sudan...

A political vacuum in northeastern Jonglei state has led to months of inter-communal violence. Three aid workers are among the dead....

 2020-05-21 14:40 

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Coronavirus and aid: What we're watching, 21-27 May...

Cyclone evacuations, growing unrest, and exposed indigenous communities: updates on how COVID-19 is disrupting humanitarian efforts around the globe....

 2020-05-21 12:18 

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Briefing: In search of a more humane EU migration and asylum policy...

A new pact is set to be unveiled against the backdrop of COVID-19, but migration analysts doubt real reforms are in the offing....

 2020-05-20 15:52 

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UN pulls half its foreign aid staff out of Yemeni capital as COVID-19 spreads...

The world body decided its 'duty of care' outweighed other considerations, according to officials....

 2020-05-20 14:34 

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COVID-19 and hyperinflation leave hunger and few options in Zimbabwe...

The government is pleading for help, but the international community is signalling there will be no economic rescue package....

 2020-05-20 11:49 

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COVID-19 border closure cuts off Idlib cancer patients from treatment...

Restrictions intended to contain the pandemic have closed off a rare lifeline for Syrians with serious illnesses in the country's northwest....

 2020-05-20 10:53 

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COVID-19: When saving fewer lives is the right thing to do...

Like the elderly, vulnerable populations and people in conflict zones are more expensive to treat for the coronavirus and more likely to die....

 2020-05-19 14:48 

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Five years after a bloody crackdown, a new vote stirs violence in Burundi...

Even though the country's longtime ruler is standing down, tensions remain high and could escalate if results are disputed....

 2020-05-19 13:32 

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How COVID-19 responses are endangering trans people in Latin America...

Gender-specific measures are adding to discrimination and violence risks for trans people already fearful of stepping out of their homes....

 2020-05-18 13:29 

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COVID-19 brings fear and discrimation to Venezuelans in Ecuador...

Many Venezuelan migrants are choosing to leave Ecuador, which is witnessing one of the region's worst coronavirus outbreaks....

 2020-05-18 12:09 

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African countries struggle to find the coronavirus test kits they need...

Out-muscled on the international market for COVID-19 diagnostic tests, some countries are turning to their scientists to develop home-grown solutions....

 2020-05-18 11:26 

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In the news: Cyclone Amphan adds disaster threat on top of pandemic...

India and Bangladesh balance mass evacuations and coronavirus containment as Bay of Bengal cyclone season escalates....

 2020-05-18 10:42 

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In Pakistan, missed immunisations drive new disease fears...

Vaccinations have been at a standstill for weeks amid coronavirus lockdowns. An uptick in vaccine-preventable diseases is alarming doctors....

 2020-05-15 15:03 

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A vote in Burundi, a vaccine price war, and COVID-19 innovation in Africa: The Cheat Sheet...

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

 2020-05-15 14:05 

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Coronavirus in the Rohingya camps: Five key issues to watch...

COVID-19 has reached Bangladesh's overcrowded refugee camps. Here's a rundown as the response pivots from preparation to containment....

 2020-05-14 16:33 

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Tanzanian doctors sound alarm over hidden coronavirus cases...

The government's secrecy over the COVID-19 response is making defeating the virus all the more difficult, health experts say....

 2020-05-14 15:45 

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Coronavirus and aid: What we're watching, 14-20 May...

Food protests, other diseases, and expelled WHO officials: updates on how COVID-19 is disrupting humanitarian efforts around the globe....

 2020-05-14 13:23 

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'Like a ship about to sink': Refugees in Jordan voice pandemic despair...

Jordan's strict lockdown has been particularly hard on the country's estimated one million refugees. Now it is easing, will life get better?...

 2020-05-14 12:47 

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In the news: Italy to grant undocumented migrants work permits...

Up to 560,000 migrants live without papers in Italy, but only those working as labourers or carers will be eligible....

 2020-05-13 15:15 

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Coronavirus response takes backseat as election looms in Burundi...

Mass rallies have drawn thousands from across the country. Now, hospital workers say cases of COVID-19 are rising....

 2020-05-13 13:23 

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Searching for the nexus: Give peace a chance...

Why shouldn't emergency relief, development projects, and building peace go hand in hand?...

 2020-05-13 12:31 

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In the news: Afghanistan hospital attack a 'war crime', rights groups say...

Attacks on healthcare continue even as the country faces a surging coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-05-13 11:55 

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Tipping Points 2020: The Ups and Downs of Fragility...

For the second year, The New Humanitarian has partnered with the Fragile States Index to consider how state fragility can both cause and exacerbate humanitarian crises, complicate aid response, and hold back longer-term development agendas....

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