Table of contents


  1. Stigma leaves Liberia’s Ebola workers high and dry
  2. Ghana hard hit by flooding, once again
  3. Refugee versus migrant: time for a new label?
  4. Turn on the taps to defeat the next Ebola
  5. Do bright ideas in aid need checks and balances?
  6. Stateless in the Sahel
  7. Shining light on refugees' energy needs
  8. Avian flu threatens West Africa poultry farmers
  9. Bush meat trade roaring again despite Ebola ban
  10. IRIN’s Top Picks: Open data, clichés and bush meat
  11. Niger: Boko Haram's neglected crisis
  12. The humanitarian one percent


Stigma leaves Liberia’s Ebola workers high and dry
MONROVIA، 11/6/2015 (IRIN) - Liberia's Ebola outbreak is finally over, but many Liberians who risked their lives helping in the year-long battle to eradicate the virus are now being discriminated against and are struggling to find work due to lingering stigma and fear: full report
Ghana hard hit by flooding, once again
ACCRA، 12/6/2015 (IRIN) - Ghana's rainy season causes flooding in the capital, Accra, each year, but little has been done to improve the city's sewage and drainage systems, and more and more people are being affected. full report
Refugee versus migrant: time for a new label?
OXFORD، 15/6/2015 (IRIN) - Refugees and migrants have been making the headlines like never before in recent months. With the start of Refugee Week today, culminating in World Refugee Day on Saturday, that focus is only set to intensify. So what exactly is a refugee? How are they distinct from migrants, and why is it important? full report
Turn on the taps to defeat the next Ebola
DAKAR، 15/6/2015 (IRIN) - It is a cruel irony that many of the top doctors and nurses in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will not be around to help rebuild their health systems in the wake of Ebola, having succumbed themselves to the virus. For those that are, the biggest challenges are likely to be electricity, sanitation, and, most of all, water. 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
Stateless in the Sahel
BAMAKO، 18/6/2015 (IRIN) - Thousands of children born to Mauritanian refugees in Mali are at risk of becoming stateless because they have not been issued birth certificates. 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
Avian flu threatens West Africa poultry farmers
OUAGADOUGOU، 23/6/2015 (IRIN) - The loss, since January, of more than 1.7 million birds across five countries in West Africa is threatening the livelihoods of poultry farmers across the region. full report
Bush meat trade roaring again despite Ebola ban
MONROVIA، 24/6/2015 (IRIN) - Bush meat - a known source of the Ebola virus - can once again be found in markets across Liberia and on people's plates, despite a ban on its sale. full report
IRIN’s Top Picks: Open data, clichés and bush meat
DUBAI، 26/6/2015 (IRIN) - Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. full report
Niger: Boko Haram's neglected crisis
NIAMEY/DAKAR، 29/6/2015 (IRIN) - Nigerian families first began seeking refuge in Niger in 2013, but Boko Haram-related violence in the region has spiked in recent months, causing the number of refugees to balloon and leading to a fast-growing humanitarian crisis that is garnering little international media attention: 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