Iraq’s rebuild billions, Africa’s week of drama, and Oxfam’s seismic sex scandal: The Cheat Sheet

Every week, IRIN's team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:

Spotlight falls on sexual …

Increased likelihood of near to enhanced rainfall over much of the Greater Horn of Africa, regional climate outlook indicates

The period between March and May (MAM) constitute an important rainfall season over the equatorial parts of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region. The prediction of MAM 2018 season …

EPRDF Executive Committee Accepts Hailemariam’s Request for Resignation

Addis Ababa The Executive Committee of the EPRDF announced that it has accepted the request of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn to resign as premier and chairman of the party.

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Cornell receives $35M to support cassava development for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa

Ithaca, New York, Feb. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cassava is vital to the food security of millions of Africans who eat some form of the root crop daily. Although

Global Cooperation in Protecting Critical Infrastructure Vital, Speakers Say at Security Council Briefing on Terrorist Threats to International Peace

Speaking today on the protection of critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks, Security Council members noted the need to strengthen international cooperation and information sharing between countries, while also highlighting the …

Peacekeeping Missions Need More Flexible Approach, Resources to Better Foresee, Tackle New Threats, Speakers Say as Special Committee Concludes General Debate

To uphold its noble legacy, United Nations peacekeepers must adopt a more flexible posture, tailored to specific conflicts and endowed with the resources and capabilities needed to improve foresight in …

Precision Aviation Group (PAG) named Bendix/King Repair Partner

ATLANTA, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce …

The DigitalTown SmartWeb

Building a global consumer Internet that is Intuitive, Personalized and Secure

SEATTLE, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  DigitalTown, Inc. (OTC:DGTW), the leading provider of People-centric Solutions for Smart Cities,

World’s Leading Health Organizations Release Third Edition of Widely Used Resource on Family Planning

Global Handbook Gives Health-Care Providers Accurate and Practical Guidance for Counseling Clients

NEW DELHI, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Family planning is considered a development “best buy” and a life-saving …

World’s Leading Health Organizations Release Third Edition of Widely Used Resource on Family Planning

Global Handbook Gives Health-Care Providers Accurate and Practical Guidance for Counseling Clients

NEW DELHI, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Family planning is considered a development “best buy” and a life-saving …