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Burundi + 3 more

Why aid agencies must challenge Africa's forced relocations of people

Mass relocations by governments have created a vast number of internally displaced persons in the Great Lakes region of Africa dependent on external aid. Jon Bennett reports on the dilemma facing aid. Governments often claim that uprooting entire communities and transferring…

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Analysis
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HAR
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21 Mar 2011

Ethiopia + 2 more

Kenya: Letter from the field : Kakuma Camp-"Hell" never looked so good

By Jason Phillips, Kakuma Program Coordinator, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Strolling down the main street in Kenya's "Addis Ababa", the Ethiopian market section of the country largest refugee camp at Kakuma, one cannot help but be impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit…

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Analysis
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HAR
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21 Mar 2011

Angola + 4 more

When emergency aid also means long-term civilian protection

New efforts to enforce human rights laws in conflicts zones have failed to reduce civilian casualties. Yasmine Sherif argues that civilians need protection as well as material aid Yasmine Sherif is a humanitarian and human rights lawyer who since 1988…

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Analysis
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HAR
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21 Mar 2011

Somalia

Somalia: New rescue plan for "world's worst humanitarian disaster"

Country File by Abdullah Mohammoud FINAL VERSION A peace plan for Somalia is back on the international agenda. Can this one succeed where all others have failed? Abdullah Mohamoud reports on a land where intrigue gives peace little chance BIO Abdullah Mohamoud…

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Analysis
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HAR
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21 Mar 2011

Angola + 2 more

A blueprint for peace in the Great Lakes

Interview with Aldo Ajello FINAL VERSION Aldo Ajello, the EU's Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, says the strategy of leaving regional organisations to manage crises is not working. He tells Humanitarian Affairs Review that genuine co-operation between Africans and…

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Analysis
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HAR
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21 Mar 2011

Somalia

Somalia: Outside involvement risks perpetuating the Somali conflict

The UN intervention and successive reconciliation attempts have done little to fill the civil vacuum in Somalia. Ali A. Jama argues that the international community should now let Somalia resolve its own problems BIO Ali A. Jama is a Somali-Canadian chemical engineer…

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Analysis
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HAR
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21 Mar 2011

Ethiopia

Letter from the field "Why Ethiopia's good news story goes unreported"

The Economist ran mid-year a cover story on Africa entitled "The Hopeless Continent" that reflected the views of many in the West. But is this fair? Renee Storteboom insists it is not and argues that there are reasons to…

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Analysis
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HAR
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21 Mar 2011

Angola

Letter from the field "Angola's grim statistics don't tell the full tale"

Janet Janz, an Emergency Response Co-ordinator for the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC), ventured into Angola's war zone to assess what support is needed My entrance into Angola was a small miracle in itself: I did not have a…

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Analysis
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HAR
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21 Mar 2011

Angola

Angola: The "Abandoned Emergency"

The civil war ignores the world Antony Robbins calls on the world's donor nations to end their neglect of millions of innocent Angolan civilians caught up in a conflict of the ugliest kind Antony Robbins is media and publicity manager of…

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Analysis
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HAR
Posted:
21 Mar 2011