Philip Kleinfeld, The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

Philip Kleinfeld

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

United Kingdom

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Past articles by Philip:

Interlocking crises: Why humanitarian needs keep increasing in South Sudan

Conflict, extreme flooding, and economic dislocation have created a renewed famine risk. → Read More

Stories of survival and self-sacrifice from Mali’s local jihadist dialogues

Four mediators – a public servant, a health worker, a shepherd, and a village chief – explain why they launched talks with militants. → Read More

Darfur displacement soars as peace deal falters

Rebel groups struck a pact in 2020, but violence has only worsened. → Read More

‘We accept to save our lives’: How local dialogues with jihadists took root in Mali

Dozens of accords have been struck in the country’s most volatile region. Do they offer a path forward? → Read More

In post-coup Sudan, hunger set to double as humanitarian needs grow

Living standards have sunk since an October military takeover derailed the country’s democratic transition. → Read More

Mediators step up Ethiopia ceasefire bid as aid efforts flounder

As negotiations to broker a pause in the year-long civil war intensify, the humanitarian crisis is deepening by the day. → Read More

Tigray aid response hit by suspensions, blockade

Relief organisations in Ethiopia are facing a three-month ban, even as conflict spreads and mass hunger takes hold. → Read More

Aid neutrality under fire in Ethiopia’s widening conflict

Without showing evidence, Ethiopia claims aid agencies are smuggling weapons. Aid agencies are alarmed, fearing further attacks against their staff. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Donors accuse UN of mismanaging Tigray refugee response

Leadership failures have left tens of thousands of refugees at risk of abuse, diplomats charge. → Read More

Famine fears and fresh fighting: A humanitarian primer as Ethiopia heads to the polls

The elections could worsen political divisions in a country where millions are displaced by conflict, including many on the brink of famine. → Read More

From global cause to forgotten crisis: A reporter’s diary from Darfur

Sudan’s western region is facing a dangerous moment. Don’t look away. → Read More

Q&A: Can a new UN peace operation help stabilise Sudan?

The head of UNITAMS discusses Darfur’s crisis and supporting Sudan’s troubled transition. → Read More

In Darfur’s rebel-held mountains, the war is far from over

A powerful armed group has rejected Sudan’s new peace agreement. Hundreds of thousands of lives are at stake. → Read More

What’s behind the rising violence in Sudan’s Darfur?

Darfuris thought Sudan's political transition meant the worst was behind them. Burnt camps and new militia attacks tell a different story. → Read More

Holdout rebels, sidelined victims, and other hurdles to peace in Darfur

Past accords have failed to resolve the long-running conflict. Is the latest one heading in the same direction? → Read More

Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado: Militants advance as aid access shrinks

Insurgents end the year having seized towns, launched deadly cross-border raids, and displaced more than half a million people. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: UN criticised for holding back review of troubled Congo Ebola response

An internal review into problems in the relief operations, now obtained by TNH, stayed under wraps until long after the outbreak was over. → Read More

Tigray is not the only flashpoint

The conflict in Tigray could prompt renewed violence elsewhere. → Read More

What a new president means for Burundi

Prospects for change remain slim despite a reform-minded ex-army general at the helm. → Read More

‘Ebola business’ concerns resurface as new Congo outbreak spreads

Response funds kickstarted a scramble to profit in the eastern epidemic. Is the same beginning to happen in the west? → Read More