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Much of South Asia could be too hot to live in by 2100 - scientists

Much of South Asia could be too hot to live in by 2100 - scientists

Climate change could make much of South Asia - home to a fifth of the world's population - too hot for human survival by the end of this century, scientists warned on Wednesday.

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At Mekong Forum, a focus on US disengagement and China's rise

At Mekong Forum, a focus on US disengagement and China's rise

As keynote speakers at this year’s Mekong Forum repeatedly underscored the rise of China amid growing unpredictability of U.S. policies, the sole U.S. representative in the half-filled ballroom of the...

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Boosting resilience to modern-day threats - what is it worth?

From protecting coastal towns against storms and rising seas, to helping poor farmers grow new crops, projects that equip people to overcome disasters and other threats can have wide-ranging benefits ...

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Tribal warfare in PNG: ICRC’s response to a changing landscape

Tribal warfare in PNG: ICRC’s response to a changing landscape

Head of the ICRC Papua New Guinea Mark Kessler unpacks key factors of conflict intensification and initiatives for addressing ongoing violence in the Highlands.

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Election Campaign: Back the Plan Back to Zero

Election Campaign: Back the Plan Back to Zero

Fourteen leading New Zealand aid agencies are today launching a campaign to demand political action which will see New Zealand reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

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Funding successful social outcomes, not just funding programmes

Funding successful social outcomes, not just funding programmes

A Development Impact Bond (DIB) is one of the latest innovations in development financing, a kind of pay-for-success contract designed for low or middle income countries.

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Opinion: Breast-feeding nourishes the future of children — and global development

Opinion: Breast-feeding nourishes the future of children — and global development

Investing in breast-feeding could fast-track global targets in the Sustainable Development Goals to end preventable deaths of young children, support early childhood development and improve child heal...

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The rise of new foreign aid donors: why does it matter?

The rise of new foreign aid donors: why does it matter?

In 1960, the world had 20 states providing foreign aid to developing countries. In 2014, this number more than doubled to 48 official donors, plus more that don't report. How can we interpret this gro...

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Fighting violent extremism – humanitarians beware

Fighting violent extremism – humanitarians beware

“Countering violent extremism” is a popular concept doing the rounds in today’s humanitarian circles. Yet this focus violates several core humanitarian principles, writes Kate McGrane for IRIN.

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Africa’s defining challenge

Africa’s defining challenge

Mohamed Yahya for Project Syndicate urges action to boost opportunities for the continent's youth population – the largest in the world.

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