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Ben Parker
Co-founder , humanitarian news and analysis. Also Somalia, Syria, Horn of Africa. Open DMs / ben@irinnews.org Signal/WhatsApp: + 44 7808 791 267
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Elijah  Okemwa 4h
I like this innovation though. Be like a luggage to pass the police block to welcome
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Zara Rahman 23h
I really appreciate this statement from + members on their decision to withdraw from the Amsterdam Privacy Conference due to sponsorship from abuser Palantir
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Annie Slemrod 23h
💻💡🔏🕵️‍♀️⬇️
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Ben Parker 6h
Getting aid agencies and donors to come clean about problems in
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Uganda Police Force Sep 19
SECURITY GUIDELINES FOR THE RETURN OF HON. ROBERT KYAGULANYI SSENTAMU
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Ben Parker 22h
Replying to @BuzzFeedNews
You can find out about this on
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Ben Parker 22h
: 'A previous version of this story referred to Toad as "mushroom-hatted." The mushroom is actually his head. We deeply regret the error.'
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Samuel Oakford Sep 18
And a change to the way USAID funding is directed -- reported here at -- could open the door to more politically motivated earmarking of funding via Pence's office. People I spoke to were indeed spooked by Longi being sent to a rubber room.
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IRIN News 23h
Come work with us! If you’re an experienced investigative editor interested in making humanitarian aid more effective and accountable, apply by 21 September:
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Ben Parker Sep 19
Replying to @gijn @ICIJorg
Come work with us on investigations like this, deadline 21 September:
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Ben Parker Sep 19
Replying to @UNRWA
That clip is from what the US State Department sent to the US Congressional Research Service, which has a shiny new website. The full report on aspects of US aid to Palestinians, including eligibility and is online:
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Ben Parker Sep 18
Replying to @siemvaessen
From public filings. I don’t want to unfairly ambush them and it’s part of a wider enquiry.
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Ben Parker Sep 18
Replying to @BenParker140
This NGO, as of late 2016, had no formal accounting software and was doing everything on spreadsheets...
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Ben Parker Sep 18
Replying to @IIAScotland @DFID_UK
I've heard of it. I believe has halted all that "governance" funding recently.
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Ben Parker Sep 18
I'm (still) researching aid supply to . Here's the revenue statement of an NGO which works inside . No wonder things got a bit out of hand in terms of compliance and book-keeping. 2013: $680 k 2014: $22 m 2015: $44 m 2016: $29 m
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ALNAP Sep 17
In light of , we are continuing to share our Lessons Paper 'Responding to Flood Disasters: Learning from previous relief and recovery operations'
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IRIN News Sep 17
Replying to @irinnews
Among the material released by UN rights probe on Myanmar today: unusual "infographics" with stylized fonts and sketches. Collect all five?
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Ben Parker Sep 17
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IRIN News Sep 17
The Syrian crisis led to a peak of refugee resettlements in 2016. That's over.
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Ben Parker Sep 17
US sets target of 30,000 refugee resettlement places in FY2019. (This year it was 45,000, but not all places were filled). See:
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