Sofia Barbarani, The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

Sofia Barbarani

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

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Past articles by sofia:

In Ukraine, building an emergency aid response (almost) from scratch

International NGOs and UN agencies have swung into action to help Ukrainian civilians, but they face huge access and delivery challenges. → Read More

Three Iraqi women explain how and why they stay anonymous online

Iraqi women are joining the country’s male-dominated public discourse online— but anonymously. → Read More

‘Country has no future’: Iraqi protester killed at Baghdad rally

Demonstrators take to the streets after the killing of civil activist Ehab Jawad al-Wazi near his home in Karbala. → Read More

Decades after the Gulf War, Iraq’s youth view oil as a curse

Iraq’s youth protesters are demanding an end to corruption in the oil industry 30 years after the Gulf War. → Read More

Condemnation after Iraqi-Kurd journalists given 6 years in jail

Sentences spark outrage across the Kurdish region where press freedom has been in precipitous decline for some time. → Read More

Leaving Syria’s notorious al-Hol camp, civilians find little to go home to

Thousands of Syrian detainees have returned since a change in the rules in October, but homecoming is often not all it’s cracked up to be. → Read More

Will anti-gov’t protests, Soleimani killing decide 2021 in Iraq?

From Soleimani’s assassination to nationwide anti-government protests, Al Jazeera reviews Iraq’s main events this year. → Read More

Iraqi leader calls for end to violence in Sulaymaniyah protests

Call comes after six days of protests in which six demonstrators have been killed, according to local media. → Read More

Iran may retaliate in Iraq for killing of scientist: Analysts

Analysts say the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh may trigger a violent response in Iraq. → Read More

After Moria fire, refugees decry conditions in new camp on Lesbos

There is a lack of food, water and toilet facilities at Kara Tepe, forcing people to urinate in the sea and near tents. → Read More

'We need food': Tunisians struggle under coronavirus lockdown

Tensions rise in Tunisia as people struggle to cope with hunger and unemployment amid coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Iraq extends ban on Iran arrivals amid coronavirus fears

As authorities take preventive measures to avoid infections from neighbouring Iran, healthcare workers remain sceptical. → Read More

Ruined: Baghdad small businesses ravaged by months of protests

Clashes between anti-government protesters and Iraqi security forces have devastated commerce in Baghdad's city centre. → Read More

Hundreds of Iraqi women challenge al-Sadr's call for segregation

Shia leader's call for gender separation at anti-government rallies prompts hundreds of women to take to streets. → Read More

Several killed after al-Sadr followers storm protest camp in Iraq

Clashes erupted at an anti-government protest site in Najaf when supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr raided the sit-in. → Read More

Despite threats, Iraq's medical volunteers keep protests alive

Nearly 330 killed since October 1, a toll that could have been higher were it not for the volunteers offering first aid. → Read More

Iraqi protesters say leaks confirm what 'already know' about Iran

Iraqi protesters have focused on deep-seated resentment towards what they regard as Iranian meddling in Iraq's affairs. → Read More

Algeria war veterans back protests demanding end to Abdelaziz Bouteflika's rule

Algerian police on Wednesday readied themselves for another day of rallies against leader's re-election bid → Read More

Pope Francis reflects on his UAE visit: I saw a modern, welcoming country

The pontiff said he saw a nation looking to the future on board his flight back to Rome from Abu Dhabi → Read More

Inside Pope Francis’s ‘Shepherd One’ flight to the UAE

The National was on board the pontiff’s aircraft for his landmark trip to the Arabian Peninsula → Read More