Foreign aid workers and local NGOs – mending the relationship
LONDON, 13 November 2013 (IRIN) - In a humanitarian crisis, should aid agencies be working through local partners? Does it make their aid more appropriate, more effective, better value for money? Or are they better off just doing it themselves?
Typhoon Haiyan and UN climate talks – seeking justice over loss and damage
BRUSSELS, 12 November 2013 (IRIN) - The shadow of Typhoon Haiyan - which has affected close to 10 million people in the Philippines - looms over the UN climate talks in Warsaw. The Philippines' climate negotiator, Naderev Sano, proceeded with a hunger strike he announced at the start of the conference, which he says he will continue until meaningful action is taken to address climate change.
GAZA, 12 November 2013 (IRIN) - Since the beginning of November, Gaza's only power plant has been shut due shortages of industrial diesel. The result has been a major increase in power outages for Gaza's 1.7 million inhabitants, with electricity now absent for around half of each day.