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INTERVIEW: Slum upgrades key to disaster mitigation in Indian cities

INTERVIEW: Slum upgrades key to disaster mitigation in Indian cities

Upgrading slums and giving tenancy rights to residents is a central aspect of climate change adaptation and disaster mitigation in India's cities.

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World Humanitarian Day: a time to remember 82 aid workers killed

World Humanitarian Day: a time to remember 82 aid workers killed

New Zealand’s community of disaster relief workers are marking World Humanitarian Day – and remembering the 82 aid workers who have died so far in 2017.

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Inside Kenya’s troubled elections

Inside Kenya’s troubled elections

More than a week after Kenya’s general elections, the opposition continues to dispute the results, but rather than calling for further protest action on the streets, it’s taking its challenge to the S...

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DevExplains: Chinese aid

DevExplains: Chinese aid

China is quickly becoming an influential aid donor, popular among recipient countries for its adherence to non-interference. Devex explains China's controversial and enigmatic aid process.

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Cities across Africa face threat of landslides like Sierra Leone

Cities across Africa face threat of landslides like Sierra Leone

Natural and human factors made Sierra Leone's capital vulnerable to a landslide that killed more than 400 people this week: heavy rain, deforested land and communities forced by overcrowding to live o...

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In the line of fire

In the line of fire

In 2016, 158 major planned attacks targeting aid operations killed 101 aid workers, wounded 98 and kidnapped 89. Humanitarians are being targeted and the system needs to change.

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Tackling aid recruitment's class problem

Tackling aid recruitment's class problem

The irony that the aid sector — which claims to be at the forefront of poverty reduction — is lagging in the push to make hiring practices more inclusive of race, gender, class and disability is not l...

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World Humanitarian Day 2017: Civilians in Conflict

World Humanitarian Day 2017: Civilians in Conflict

Saturday the 19th of August marks World Humanitarian Day. Discover the UN's take on this year's theme and take action in the #NotATarget campaign.

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 New order on the border: Can foreign aid get past Syria’s jihadis?

New order on the border: Can foreign aid get past Syria’s jihadis?

Northwestern Syria is abuzz with rumours about impending aid cuts. For Syrians who live there, or whose families do, it is a deeply unnerving thought.

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Sierra Leone: fears of second mudslide as week of national mourning begins

Sierra Leone: fears of second mudslide as week of national mourning begins

Providing humanitarian support where entire communities have been wiped out by a 'river of mud' faces multiple challenges an urgent race against time.

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