Table of contents


  1. NGOs: bridging the North South divide
  2. Eritrea rights report prompts protection rethink
  3. Making accountability accountable
  4. Forgive and forget? Amnesty dilemma haunts Uganda
  5. Do bright ideas in aid need checks and balances?
  6. Why border controls are now a global game
  7. Shining light on refugees' energy needs
  8. How goes the hunt for Joseph Kony and the LRA?
  9. Words are weapons as Burundi heads to the polls
  10. As Burundi goes to the polls, journalism is a high-risk job
  11. The humanitarian one percent


NGOs: bridging the North South divide
DUBAI، 8/6/2015 (IRIN) - It’s an age-old story of money and power that breeds mistrust and resentment. But can relations between major donors in the west and local humanitarian agencies in the global south be changed to everyone’s benefit? full report
Eritrea rights report prompts protection rethink
OXFORD، 10/6/2015 (IRIN) - Several nations recently toughened their stance on asylum requests from Eritrea after a Danish report suggested those leaving the country do so largely for economic reasons. The results of a year-long UN inquiry into human rights in Eritrea now indicate this could have been a big mistake. full report
Making accountability accountable
LONDON، 10/6/2015 (IRIN) - Who are the clients of aid agencies? Is it the donors, who pay the bills, or the people being helped? For all the talk of participation and community-led initiatives, when do people on the receiving end of aid get a chance to say what they think? And then, when they are invited to give their views, what difference does it make? Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines was ripe for such reflection: full report
Forgive and forget? Amnesty dilemma haunts Uganda
KAMPALA، 12/6/2015 (IRIN) - Should rebels who turn themselves in be allowed to escape justice for potentially heinous crimes if it might foster peace, or must they be prosecuted even at the risk of discouraging reconciliation? The renewal of Uganda’s amnesty law has reopened old wounds and highlighted this enduring dilemma. full report
Do bright ideas in aid need checks and balances?
LONDON، 16/6/2015 (IRIN) - Innovation has been a buzzword in aid for the last five years, but now experts say it is time to move beyond the hype and lay down a formal ethical framework. But what safeguards do you need and how do you regulate aid innovation without killing off its spark? full report
Why border controls are now a global game
LONDON، 17/6/2015 (IRIN) - Ahead of World Refugee Day, anthropologist and author of “Illegality, Inc.”, Ruben Andersson of the London School of Economics looks at how localised migration control efforts have ignored the globalisation of irregular migration routes. full report
Shining light on refugees' energy needs
LONDON، 22/6/2015 (IRIN) - When refugee crises strike, energy provision is well down the list of priorities, and ad hoc solutions tend to persist for years, even when they are unsatisfactory, expensive, damaging to the environment, and in all ways unsustainable. full report
How goes the hunt for Joseph Kony and the LRA?
KAMPALA، 23/6/2015 (IRIN) - US special forces joined the hunt for Joseph Kony and the leaders of his Lord’s Resistance Army almost four years ago. So, what progress has been made, are they any closer to catching him, and what else can be done? full report
Words are weapons as Burundi heads to the polls
BUJUMBURA، 25/6/2015 (IRIN) - In the weeks ahead of Monday’s highly contentious parliamentary elections in Burundi, a profusion of hate speech has been used as a key tool to whip up support in a campaign marred by harassment, intimidation and violence: full report
As Burundi goes to the polls, journalism is a high-risk job
BUJUMBURA، 29/6/2015 (IRIN) - Parliamentary and local elections take place in Burundi today after two months of protests and in defiance of international calls for the polls to be postponed. Here our correspondent, Désiré Nimubona, reflects on the challenges of operating as an independent journalist in a country where all media voices except those operated by the state have been silenced. Amid threats and attacks, dozens of reporters have fled to neighbouring states. full report
The humanitarian one percent
DUBAI، 1/7/2015 (IRIN) - Charities and NGOs like to promote transparency and good governance in the countries they work, but how much do we really know about where and how aid money is really spent? Very little, according to the Local to Global Protection Initiative (L2GP), which in conjunction with IRIN has produced a series of graphics analysing the money flows from big donors. full report