Ten humanitarian stories to look out for in 2017
The IRIN news agency has offered its 10 humanitarian stories to look out for in 2017, three of which are in sub-Saharan Africa: ‘Genocide and famine warnings in South Sudan’; ‘Kabila stays on in Congo’; and ‘Famine in the Lake Chad Basin region’.
The other seven stories listed are:
The Impact of Trump
Yemen’s downward spiral
The post-Aleppo future of Syria
Myanmar’s Rohingya – a long-running crisis and a new insurgency
Iraq’s displacement crisis
In Afghanistan, more than a million people “on the move”
It is a sobering reflection, especially as the USA and Europe enters unchartered waters with a new style of presidency and the impact of Brexit respectively.
Based on his campaign statements and prolific tweeting, it seems likely that President-elect Trump will prioritise domestic and security interests over foreign aid spending and will roll back efforts made by the Obama administration to combat climate change.
The full list and IRIN’s rationale can be accessed here: