By Chloe Cornish
ERBIL, 3 August 2015 (IRIN) - An angry man with a moustache gesticulates with a mobile phone. He is one of 15 mukhtars (community leaders) in a meeting with UN staff at a camp in northern Iraq. They are responsible for telling their neighbourhood what aid they can expect from humanitarian organisations. “Look,” he shouts, “don't you know that the World Food Programme is giving food to Daesh?” (slang for the so-called Islamic State or ISIS)
MONROVIA, 31 July 2015 (IRIN) - When pupils in Liberia returned to school in March after a six-month Ebola-enforced closure they thought they would be studying for the next eight months straight, making up for lost learning time.
MAROUA, 31 July 2015 (IRIN) - A month ago, the main market in the Cameroonian town of Maroua was bustling with traders and buyers. Now it is a place of fear and suspicion, bordering on paranoia.
Five suicide bombings in just 13 days in the Far North Region, all blamed on Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, have made people jittery. Thousands of troops have been sent north by the government in distant Yaoundé and draconian security measures have come into force across much of the country.
DUBAÏ , 30 juillet 2015 (IRIN) - Les organisations d’aide humanitaire conviennent aisément qu’il est important de mener des programmes qui tiennent compte des disparités entre les sexes, mais peu d’entre elles ont mis au point des méthodes concrètes d’évaluation des impacts pour les personnes qu’elles sont censées aider.
Le Comité permanent interagence (IASC, en anglais) a établi une échelle de notation évaluant les propositions de projets humanitaires selon qu’elles ignorent, prennent en compte ou privilégient l’égalité des sexes.