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Humanosphere Blog Posts Examine Attacks On Aid Workers

Humanosphere: Visualizing the disturbing trend of aid workers under attack Humanosphere founder Tom Paulson and Mugdha Galande, a Masters student at the University of Washington, present information and data visualizations on attacks on aid workers. “…As the interactive map below illustrates (based on data from the Aid Worker Security Database),…

Millions Face Ongoing Humanitarian Needs In Ukraine As Winter Approaches, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. relief wing cites major access challenges in eastern Ukraine, where millions need supplies ahead of winter “Sounding the alarm on behalf of relief agencies working to meet ongoing needs and jump-start critical preparations for winter in strife-riven eastern Ukraine, the United Nations humanitarian wing has reported…

More Support, Training Needed To Better Report, Investigate, Prosecute Sexual Violence Crimes Committed During Conflict, Report Says

The Guardian: Local support key to achieving justice in sexual violence cases, claim researchers “Greater support and training is needed at national level[s] to increase the chances of prosecuting crimes of sexual violence in conflict, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Efforts to…

Humanitarian Situation In Northeastern Nigeria ‘Particularly Worrying,’ U.N.’s Ban Says During Country Visit

Inter Press Service: U.N. Chief Warns of Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Northeastern Nigeria “With over 1.5 million displaced, 800,000 of whom are children, and continuously escalating violence in northeastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the humanitarian situation as ‘particularly worrying’ during a visit to the country…” (Yakupitiyage, 8/26).

Climate Change Contributing To Political Instability, Refugee Crises, Expert Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Global insecurity and refugee crisis linked to climate change — expert “Climate change is ‘adding fuel to the fire’ of worsening political instability and unrest around the world, an expert told a security forum. ‘We are experiencing a surprising uptick in global insecurity … partially due to…

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