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EDITOR’S TAKE: Yemen needs commercial imports to avoid famine

The easing of the Saudi aid blockade is good news, but not good enough  

Why doesn’t South Sudan’s refugee exodus spur East Africa to action?

If you thought the depopulation of South Sudan would propel its neighbours to act, think again!

IRIN reporting wins 2017 UNCA award

We are delighted to announce that the United Nations Correspondents Association has recognised IRIN’s outstanding reporting on Asia, awarding a joint silver medal to former Asia Editor Jared Ferrie.

How a fingerprint can change an asylum seeker’s life

Deportations under "Dublin Regulation" soar as European attitudes harden

IRIN TEDx Talk: Stop eating junk news

Over the last decade, we've awoken to the fact that junk food hurts us. It's time for a similar revolution in our news consumption. 

Russia has finished off the UN’s Syria chemical attack probe. What now?

Is there still a path to accountability for Syria’s gas attacks?

EU fails to identify and protect gay, lesbian, and transgender asylum seekers

Why isn’t the EU doing more to protect LGBTQI asylum seekers?

Rohingya death count, war games, and a non-coup in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

Get up to speed with our weekly cheat sheet of hot humanitarian topics

Where are Burundi’s missing witnesses to crimes against humanity?

Lists of the missing don’t augur well for justice in Burundi, especially when they include perpetrators

Bots and bombs: Does cyberspace need a “Digital Geneva Convention”?

Microsoft sees a window of opportunity in international law. Others are like, Ctrl-Alt-Delete

South Sudan needs bold alternatives, not this dumpster fire of failed interventions

The international community has returned to an old, flawed solution to try to end the war

Peeking through the cracks into Yemen’s war

What can one of the safer parts of Yemen tell us about the humanitarian crisis unfolding all around it?

Briefing: Nigerian farmers can’t fight desertification alone

It’s time for the Nigerian government to step up if a desertification disaster is to be avoided

Aid reform in the Pacific held up by power, purse strings, and trust

Takeovers, parachute experts, and fear of failure: Why controlling disaster response is a thorny issue in the Pacific Islands

Iran-Iraq earthquake live blog

Latest developments after a 7.3-magnitude quake struck a border region of Iran-Iraq on Sunday

Afghan mosque attacks, missing weapons, and medical aid in Yemen: The Cheat Sheet

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A shot across the bows from The Hague as ICC investigates Burundi

Judges' ruling is a legal landmark. But will it deliver justice to victims?

Refugees warn of looming civil war in Cameroon

With no dialogue yet in sight, Cameroon’s crisis can only get worse

Yemen “starvation” warnings as Saudi Arabia shuts borders

First war, then cholera: Is starvation next for the people of Yemen?

No home for refugees in Rome

As Italy is now effectively a settlement country, should it not do more to integrate refugees?

Ethnic violence displaces hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians

Will the victims of ethnic violence be able to return home?

Seed banks help Zimbabwe’s farmers tackle climate change

Indigenous crops have fallen out of favour in Zimbabwe. It’s time to revive them

In the eye of the storm: small island states call for action at climate change summit

While countries thrash out a way forward on climate pledges, island states deal with the consequences of sea-level rise and tropical storms

Oil-rich yet on edge in Turkana

Will an oil boom in Kenya’s Turkana County help or harm the people who live there?

US ramps up military strikes in Somalia

The pace of US military strikes in Somalia is increasing as Washington relaxes rules of engagement

Libyan migrant “prisons”, climate change inequality, and evidence-based aid: The Cheat Sheet

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Who owns Kenya?

Will elections in Kenya ever usher in real change, or is the political elite too entrenched?

‘I have to help my family’

Children in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps are becoming the family breadwinners, putting them at risk of exploitation and abuse

Congo's evolution from political crisis to humanitarian emergency

When will the international community wake up to the extent of suffering in Congo and the danger of a lot worse to come?

The Libyan migrant “prisons” of Europe’s making

Italian policies may be reducing the numbers dying in the Mediterranean. But at what cost?

Rebellion fears grow in eastern Congo

Congo’s government has dismissed claims a new rebellion is brewing in the east. But is it?

How will China’s ambitious new Silk Road impact climate change?

Is the Belt and Road initiative effectively going to lead to China exporting its carbon emissions?

New Sahel anti-terror force: risks and opportunities

Is launching a regional military intervention to combat Islamist groups in the Sahel a wise move?

Donor club set to snub Britain on Caribbean "aid"

Should Britain be allowed to class spending on its own high-income, hurricane-hit territories as foreign aid?

Dominica's devastation and recovery in pictures

Pictures that tell a story of destruction, but also of endurance

"People are dying every day" – CAR refugees fleeing war suffer in Congo

Secretary-General António Guterres has just visited CAR, but how can the UN respond to the scale of this humanitarian disaster?

Congo, chemical weapons, and sex work in crisis settings: The Cheat Sheet

Get up to speed with our weekly cheat sheet of hot humanitarian topics

Election leaves western Kenya angry and bitter

All the talk in Kenya’s opposition heartlands is of rebellion and secession. How can this end well?

Afghan healthcare under siege as escalating conflict cuts off access

At a clinic in Kandahar, new technology is attacking a deadly disease. But can it reach the country’s most vulnerable?

Escalating conflict makes it harder to deliver vital healthcare in Afghanistan

At a clinic in Kandahar, new technology is attacking a deadly disease. But can it reach the country’s most vulnerable?

The Catch-22 delaying the reconstruction of hurricane-hit Barbuda

Evacuation orders were lifted a while ago, so why aren’t Barbudans returning home?

Land clashes test Côte d’Ivoire’s fragile security*

Inter-communal conflict has displaced thousands. Without state intervention, the unrest could spread

A B-minus for UN conduct?

Transparency reveals all the ugly details at the United Nations

Land clashes test Côte d’Ivoire’s fragile security

Inter-communal conflict has displaced thousands. Without state intervention, the unrest could spread

South Sudan’s youth: perpetrators or peacebuilders?

How South Sudanese youth can become agents of change

Pastoralism and its future

There’s much more to herding livestock than meets the eye

How do you build a health system from scratch in the middle of a refugee crisis?

In Bangladesh, a makeshift medical operation is struggling to keep pace with Rohingya arrivals

Bangladesh resists greater UNHCR role in Rohingya crisis

Inside the "food fight" that's messing with Rohingya rights