International Peace Institute

How to rebuild trust in the humanitarian system

It is up to the governments, aid agencies and organizations that make up the system to use the World Humanitarian Summit to let go of the outdated assumptions, power dynamics, and incentives that hold it back.


Truce takes hold in Syria's Aleppo

A 48-hour ceasefire took hold Thursday in Syria's battered second city of Aleppo after President Bashar al-Assad's regime and rebel forces gave in to mounting diplomatic pressure.

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One year into the Zika outbreak: how an obscure disease became a global health emergency

On 7 May 2015, tests conducted at Brazil’s national reference laboratory conclusively identified Zika in several samples. A new mosquito-borne disease had arrived in the Americas.

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Prolonged drought pushes Somali communities to the brink

The drought that has hit Ethiopia and northern Somalia, including Somaliland and Puntland, is the result of four successive seasons of below-average rains, exacerbated by El Niño.

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