Table of contents


  1. Bright ideas for better aid
  2. Amid clashes, many clinics close in eastern DRC
  3. Burundi diary - inauguration day
  4. Eyes Wide Shut: The challenge of humanitarian biometrics
  5. Face of World Humanitarian Summit to step down
  6. Is South Sudan’s latest peace accord the real deal?
  7. When to use the M-word
  8. IRIN's Top Picks: New aid narratives, El Niño and mapping mine deaths
  9. So much for sanctuary: how an EU asylum rule 'results in death'


Bright ideas for better aid
DUSHANBE، 17/8/2015 (IRIN) - The World Humanitarian Summit is looking for bold, new ideas for improving the international response to crises. Here are some that caught our ear – some more feasible than others: full report
Amid clashes, many clinics close in eastern DRC
BENI، 18/8/2015 (IRIN) - Some 30,000 people in eastern DRC's Beni territory no longer have easy access to basic healthcare after dozens of clinics shut up shop because of staff fears of being attacked by rebels. full report
Burundi diary - inauguration day
BURUNDI، 20/8/2015 (IRIN) - In this latest installment of his Bujumbura Diary, IRIN correspondent Desire Nimubona reflects on the insecurity in his country on the day that President Pierre Nkurunziza is sworn in for a controversial third term in office. full report
Eyes Wide Shut: The challenge of humanitarian biometrics
BELGRADE، 26/8/2015 (IRIN) - The use of biometrics clearly has a role to play in humanitarianism. The challenge, says IRIN columnist Paul Currion, is to protect the vulnerable, whose identities may be vital for accessing government services, while preventing powerful states and private companies who may seek to experiment or exploit. full report
Face of World Humanitarian Summit to step down
LONDON، 26/8/2015 (IRIN) - After 15 months at the helm of the UN’s largest attempt in decades to reform emergency aid, the head of the World Humanitarian Summit Secretariat, Jemilah Mahmood, is stepping down. full report
Is South Sudan’s latest peace accord the real deal?
NAIROBI، 26/8/2015 (IRIN) - After months of foot-dragging and under the threat of United Nations sanctions, South Sudan President Salva Kiir today finally signed a power-sharing agreement aimed at ending the country’s civil war. But will it stick? full report
When to use the M-word
OXFORD، 27/8/2015 (IRIN) - Using the right terms when referring to Europe’s migration crisis has become a minefield for journalists. Al Jazeera’s recent decision to stop using the word ‘migrant’ entirely in reference to people crossing the Mediterranean is one reflection of the evolving debate, but there are still plenty of major media brands getting it wrong. full report
IRIN's Top Picks: New aid narratives, El Niño and mapping mine deaths
LONDON، 28/8/2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. full report
So much for sanctuary: how an EU asylum rule 'results in death'
OXFORD، 28/8/2015 (IRIN) - The discovery of dozens of dead migrants in a truck in Austria has shed fresh light on how the overzealous use of EU regulations can have tragic consequences. full report