By Mohamed Amin Jibril and Mohamed Omar Mulla
HARGEISA/GAROWE, 11 February 2016 (IRIN) - Two consecutive seasons of drought across northern Somalia are driving tens of thousands of pastoralists into hunger and debt.
By Heba Aly and Imogen Wall
GENEVA/LONDON, 11 February 2016 (IRIN) - As pressure mounts to come up with concrete proposals for the future of humanitarian aid, horse-trading and negotiations have begun in earnest behind the scenes in the lead-up to the first ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), to be held in Istanbul in May.
By Heba Aly
GENEVA, 11 February 2016 (IRIN) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released this week his vision for how the world can better serve those in need: a cohesive and coordinated aid architecture that more efficiently links emergency relief with development and invests more – both politically and financially – in preventing crises before they happen.
By Susan Farkas
SANTO DOMINGO, 10 February 2016 (IRIN) - Hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic are at risk of arbitrary deportation or of becoming stateless. Even though many were born in the Dominican Republican or have lived there for decades, tens of thousands have either been forcibly deported or have fled the crackdown and legal uncertainty.
By Albert Gonzalez Farran
YIDA, 9 February 2016 (IRIN) - One of the first stops for people fleeing the conflict in Sudan’s South Kordofan region is the town of Yida, 20 kilometres across the border in South Sudan.