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Sichuan tears down illegal hydro plant that threatened Heritage Site

Environmentalists and community activists in China’s Sichuan province are celebrating the demolition of an illegal hydropower station inside a protected World Heritage Site.
from International Rivers on Jul 16, 2018.

Grand challenges in humanitarian aid

Here's an attempt to map ways of closing the massive gap between the magnitude of humanitarian need and the global capacity to respond.
from Nature on Jul 12, 2018.

Flip-flops reveal the dark side of globalisation

Flip flops may look simple and cheap, but they are part of a bigger and more complicated story.
from The Conversation on Jul 9, 2018.

Cambodia’s ‘one party state’ prepares for polls

This month's Cambodian election will be farce at best after strongman Hun Sen dissolved the opposition party.
from New Internationalist on Jul 4, 2018.

Monsoon rains highlight needs of Rohingya refugees

In her mud-floored shelter clinging to a steep hillside, Ayesha Begum dreads the sound of thunder.
from UNHCR on Jul 2, 2018.

Life under the Taliban shadow government

How the Taliban govern the lives of Afghans living under their rule.
from ODI on Jun 27, 2018.

Could Mexico’s election change everything?

Mexico votes on 1 July. Tamara Pearson reports on the possibility that a progressive president will be elected for the first time in nearly a century.
from New Internationalist on Jun 25, 2018.

Conflict still a main contributor to humanitarian need, says aid report

Sixty per cent of all humanitarian assistance was channelled to 10 countries last year, says the latest Global Humanitarian Assistance Report.
from Development Initiatives on Jun 21, 2018.

South Sudan's girls talk of their needs, hopes and fears

Conflict in South Sudan has displaced 4 million people and placed 7 million in need of humanitarian help - and adolescent girls are suffering most.
from Plan International on Jun 19, 2018.

Peace is destroying Colombia’s jungle — and opening it to science

Peace between the Colombian government and the left-wing FARC guerrillas after five decades of conflict has come with a hidden cost.
from Nature on Jun 17, 2018.
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