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Humanitarianism in the Network Age: Groundbreaking Study

For the first time, OCHA published a policy document on humanitarian technology and innovation. It “is by far the most honest, enlightened and refreshing look at the state of the humanitarian response today; a grounded and well-researched study that provides hope, leadership and a clear vision for the future of humanitarianism in the network age”, writes on his blog Patrick Meier, Director of Innovation at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI).

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Africa: Proximity to Europe fuels drug market

A severe hunger is looming across the Horn of Africa and threatening the lives of millions who are struggling to survive in the face of rising food prices and conflict.

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Cote d’Ivoire: Aid agencies fighting to remain impartial

ABIDJAN/DAKAR – The perceived impartiality of UN aid agencies and NGOs is still at risk and must be re-stressed in Côte d’Ivoire, say NGOs, given the UN peacekeeping force’s direct role in the fighting. Aid agencies – both UN and NGOs – are deliberately distancing themselves from the UN mission (UNOCI) so they can reach populations at risk, staff told IRIN.

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DRC-RWANDA: land rows complicate refugees’ return

Tens of thousands of Congolese Tutsi refugees living in Rwanda for more than a decade are preparing to return to North Kivu province. But longstanding and unresolved tensions over land threaten to upset their homecoming.

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Burundi: Drought leaves thousands needing food aid

KIRUNDO – Failed rains in northern Burundi have left tens of thousands of people needing food aid and prompted many to seek work in neighbouring Rwanda to earn enough to feed their families.

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Southern Africa: Snapshot of food security

Economic conditions in most southern African countries declined as a result of the global recession, pushing many more people towards greater food insecurity. According to a new food security update which focused on some southern African countries, food prices have risen and are still climbing in several countries.

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