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In west Mosul, 'nowhere is safe for civilians'

In west Mosul, 'nowhere is safe for civilians'

The Iraqi army on Sunday resumed operations against ISIL in Mosul after a one-day pause, amid growing concerns over an escalating civilian death toll as fierce fighting spreads across the city.

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Informal armies: community defence groups in South Sudan’s civil war

Informal armies: community defence groups in South Sudan’s civil war

As South Sudan’s civil war enters its 4th year, Saferworld’s most recent publication explores one aspect of the current crisis: the mobilisation and transformation of the country’s ‘informal armies’.

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Ethiopia’s deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence

Ethiopia’s deadly rubbish dump landslide was down to politics, not providence

One of the greatest challenges of rapid urban development is the disposal of increased quantities of municipal waste. The fatal landfill collapse in Addis Ababa demonstrates the potential consequences...

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South Sudan keeps buying weapons amid famine: UN

South Sudan keeps buying weapons amid famine: UN

The government of South Sudan is spending its oil revenue on weapons, even as the country descends into a famine largely caused by Juba's military operations, according to a confidential UN report.

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Facing Future Challenges on Uncertain Ground: A Conversation with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

Facing Future Challenges on Uncertain Ground: A Conversation with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

As she prepares to step down after eight years as UNDP Administrator and head of the UN Development Group, Helen Clark joins CGD President Masood Ahmed to reflect on recent gains and consider challeng...

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Newshub’s television and web coverage of CID Members aid activities in the Greater Horn of Africa

Newshub’s television and web coverage of CID Members aid activities in the Greater Horn of Africa

Kiwi aid agencies are echoing calls from Buckingham Palace for donations to help east African nations facing famine and starvation. The UN says the world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis sinc...

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Civil society sets advocacy targets for AIIB

Civil society sets advocacy targets for AIIB

Just over a year since the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank launched, civil society groups across Europe and Asia say their initial wariness toward the bank has deepened.

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Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya issue’ is a regional refugee crisis – ASEAN must intervene

Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya issue’ is a regional refugee crisis – ASEAN must intervene

In June 2012, communal riots between Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists first erupted in the state of Rakhine.

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America first, development unplaced: Trump’s 2018 budget proposal

America first, development unplaced: Trump’s 2018 budget proposal

The Trump administration’s just-released 2018 budget outline proposes cuts to US foreign assistance that could reduce it by one-third, placing the US roughly on a par with donor countries 1/6 its econ...

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 Drought in Africa 2017 - The extent of the problem

Drought in Africa 2017 - The extent of the problem

Farmers, traders and consumers across East and Southern Africa are feeling the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that have scorched harvests and ruined livelihoods.

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