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When disaster strikes, put women in charge

Oxfam’s Haiti sex scandal highlights how girls and young women are most at risk in emergencies. Vanessa Baird makes the case for keeping men out of it.
from New Internationalist on Feb 21, 2018.
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Justin Forsyth resigns from Unicef

Ex-Save the Children chief executive Justin Forsyth resigns from the UN children's fund saying he doesn't want to 'damage' charities.
from BBC on Feb 22, 2018.

Sudan crisis at risk of 'falling off the world's radar'

Although more than five million people in Sudan need aid, the country is at risk of falling off international donors’ radar, a senior United Nations official has said.
from UN on Feb 22, 2018.

Release all political prisoners, Myanmar urged, after activist is freed

Myanmar authorities released ethnic-Rakhine human rights defender Khaing Myo Htun today after months in prison - and should immediately release all remaining political prisoners.
from Fortify Rights on Feb 22, 2018.

Syria, South Sudan and Somalia hit bottom in corruption index

Most countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption, according to the latest Corruption Perception Index.
from Transparency International on Feb 21, 2018.
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Continuing crisis: Rohingya refugees are still arriving in Bangladesh

Since 25 August 2017 nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh - and continue to arrive.
from MSF on Feb 22, 2018.

Left behind when people flee

In humanitarian crises like South Sudan’s protracted conflict, people with physical disabilities struggle to escape when their villages are attacked.
from Norwegian Refugee Council on Feb 21, 2018.
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Indian government plans to issue ID cards to cows

The Indian government's move to issue biometric-based unique ID numbers to cows and buffaloes has raised eyebrows. Will the proposal for tagging and tracking livestock work?
from DW on Feb 21, 2018.
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