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AID POLICY: Supporting humanitarian innovations | IRIN Global

LONDON, 21 May 2012 (IRIN) – A sturdy wheelchair specially designed for emergency situations; a network of local radio stations providing real-time mapping of developing crises; a compendium of ideas for getting better accountability in remotely managed programmes – they are all original ideas and all have been funded from a special pot of money created to foster new thinking ...

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Analysis: The Middle East’s ‘invisible refugees’ | IRIN Middle East

DUBAI, 31 January 2012 (IRIN) – Among the migrants who found themselves caught up in Libya during last year’s war was a group of people whom one University of Oxford researcher calls “invisible”: refugees who travel to third countries for work or better education. Wedged between violence, politics, overlapping identities and restrictive definitions, these “refugee-migrants” or “refugee-students” are often overlooked ...

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LIBYA: The funding dilemma | IRIN Middle East

TRIPOLI, 5 December 2011 (IRIN) – Residual humanitarian needs in Libya have not been fully funded because of confusion over whether unfrozen Libyan assets are available, donors, aid workers and government officials said. Donors have been reluctant to hand over more money knowing that the Libyan government has access to millions of dollars in unfrozen funds. But the Libyans say ...

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TIMOR-LESTE: Observers divided over oil fund investment | IRIN Asia

DILI, 19 October 2011 (IRIN) – A new bill allowing more diversified investments by Timor-Leste’s multi-billion dollar oil and natural gas sovereign fund, which underwrites the lion’s share of the country’s expenditure, has divided opinion, with some saying the step is necessary to maintain current levels of development spending and others calling the move risky. The amendment, passed by parliament ...

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OPT: Bracing for Palestinian statehood bid fallout | IRIN Middle East

GAZA CITY, 4 October 2011 (IRIN) – As reports come in that the USA may be preparing to cut a substantial portion of the aid it gives to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if the Palestinian statehood bid is successful, people in the occupied Palestinian territory are bracing for possible consequences. Still branded a “terrorist” organization by the Quartet (European Union, ...

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KENYA: Dry data | IRIN Africa

NAIROBI, 8 September 2011 (IRIN) – East African leaders, donors and NGOs began a two-meeting in the Kenyan capital on 8 September to once again discuss how to prevent the region’s frequent droughts from triggering severe food crises or even famine. By the government’s own admission, in Kenya, weather shocks repeatedly and unnecessarily lead to crises because of the perennial ...

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KENYA-SOMALIA: Security risks overshadow aid delivery | IRIN Africa

MANDERA/BULO HAWO, 1 August 2011 (IRIN) – Mandera town, on the border between Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, is the hub for aid operations in the drought-affected Mandera district in Kenya. It could have been a possible logistics base for sending help by road to the famine-affected areas in south-central Somalia, but the security risk is high. About four months ago, ...

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Analysis: Donor aid boosts West Bank infrastructure despite impediments | IRIN Middle East

RAMALLAH, 29 July 2011 (IRIN) – West Bank infrastructure projects have increased as a result of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) state-building efforts and increased donor funding, although significant barriers to implementation remain, report officials from Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad’s office, PA ministries and donors. Infrastructure, intertwined with economic development, is seen as the backbone of a future state under ...

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