Stefanie Glinski, The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

Stefanie Glinski

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

South Sudan

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Recent articles by Stefanie:

Locusts complete triad of humanitarian threats facing Iran

On top of floods and the COVID-19 pandemic, locust swarms are threatening farms and food. Iran says sanctions are thwarting its response plans. → Read More

Food prices soar under coronavirus threat in Afghanistan

Spring was meant to bring relief to Afghans facing a winter of hunger. Instead, it brings rising prices as borders shut and food supplies slow. → Read More

U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal Under Threat From Renewed Violence

Airstrikes against Taliban forces threaten to undermine a pact that may be already coming apart. → Read More

Underfunded and at war, Afghanistan scrambles to contain coronavirus

A health system wracked by years of conflict is on the front lines of preventing a ‘catastrophe’ as global Covid-19 cases surge. → Read More

US-Iran tensions fuel Afghan returns

Conflict and disasters drive humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, but so do returning refugees and migrants coming home to a country at war. → Read More

In Afghanistan, Religious Schools Are a Breeding Ground for Islamic State Influence

Countless madrassas are said to be funded by Gulf sources associated with the spread of extremist Salafist views. → Read More

Afghanistan attacks spur fresh concerns over aid worker safety

Some 10 million Afghans need aid, but local and foreign humanitarians find themselves at risk, on multiple fronts, in a volatile war. → Read More

Risking Life and Limb to Vote in Afghanistan

Many Afghans say the threat of violence is too great to risk coming out to the polls. → Read More

Afghans Want Peace, but Not Like This

Ordinary Afghans felt excluded from the talks and feared an empowered Taliban. → Read More

How the CIA Aims to Keep a Footprint in Afghanistan

Even as talks with the Taliban point to a cease-fire, a CIA-trained force will likely continue its shadow war, often at the expense of civilians. → Read More

Coming home to conflict: Why Afghan returnees say they were better off as refugees

More than 680,000 Afghan refugees and migrants could be pushed home this year. New research shows they’ll face lower income, higher unemployment, and rising debt. → Read More

Afghanistan’s Forests Are Turning a Profit for the Islamic State

Wood smuggling is big business for the terrorist group. → Read More

A loan, not a gift: Merging business and aid in Afghanistan

A hospital on the edge of Taliban territory asked aid donors for money to build a new power system. Then it paid it all back. → Read More

As Afghanistan’s capital grows, its residents scramble for clean water

Humanitarian work or city planning? In rapidly expanding Kabul, urban migration and water shortages spur an aid rethink. → Read More

In Burkina Faso, a local drive to educate children fleeing extremist violence

A school set up by a local couple in the capital is welcoming children from conflict areas with education and psychological support → Read More

Oasis amid the drought: Local water systems give Afghans a reason to stay home

Severe drought has uprooted a quarter million Afghans this year. Could the aid sector and government have done more to prevent mass displacement? → Read More

Villages die as community makes way for coal in Germany

Once the Garzweiler opencast mine is finished, 20 villages will have gone. → Read More

“The conflict must end”: Fighting threatens to drive up hunger in South Sudan’s lean season

The combination of continued conflict, heavy rains, and limited access to food could prove deadly → Read More

Cows in the classroom: inside South Sudan's cattle camp schools

"I've never been to school in my life" By Stefanie Glinski MINGKAMAN, South Sudan, March 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the early morning, smoke from burning cow dung rose over hundreds of animals sleeping tightly side by side, with children dotted between them, warming their hands in the smoke, their faces covered in white ash to fend off flies and mosquitoes. The cattle camps - where… → Read More

The struggle to survive South Sudan’s hunger season

The lean season lies ahead in South Sudan, where conflict and climate change are combining with deadly effect → Read More