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Two years after social unrest against Iván Duque’s government began, the current protests in Colombia are reflecting a much more complex situation in the country, where many of its earlier ills have worsened under COVID-19. @thegreatglatsky  reports:

Africa is about to face a devastating COVID-19 wave. It’s going to need the help of an engaged humanitarian community. Read more on Dr. @yodifiji ’s #Opinion :

Sent to help the community deal with an Ebola outbreak, the aid workers’ count of abuse allegations keeps growing the more we investigate:

According to a UN commission, the 2014 Gaza war killed 1,462 Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians. Can calls for calm stop this week’s flare-up from escalating even further?

Refugees and asylum seekers in Serbia are receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine doses. Many countries have promised to include these groups in rollouts, but far fewer have followed through.

Despite a meeting between leaders and government officials, #ColombiaProtests  carry on with little to no signs of slowing down. Police response? Nighttime attacks, cutting off electricity and blocking social media to cover up their activities.

“Ordinary citizens and grassroots leaders have a lot more power, skills, and ways to resolve their own problems than we usually believe” @SeverineAR  tells TNH’s@Jessalex811  in a Q&A:

Is the UK’s post-Brexit approach to asylum just a ruse? New studies from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on how to decolonise research, and a look at Afghanistan's school killings. This and more in our weekly Cheat Sheet:

Two weeks after Colombia’s president announced a tax reform, which he has since withdrawn, violence at nationwide protests is escalating, resulting from an ever-more complex situation in the country.

On top of calls for UN-backed investigations into attacks on civilians, Afghanistan’s rights commission wants “reparations and documentation”. Read more on the legacy of impunity:

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“...the coalition of Ethiopian Federal forces, Amhara regional forces, and Eritrean troops are committing starvation crimes on large scale” – @WorldPeaceFdtn 

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed says humanitarian relief is his top priority, but observers say access for international aid groups to Tigray is tied up with security concerns.

Large parts of Tigray are “inaccessible”, according to a map released by @UNOCHA . Why?

After a more than one-year investigation, @irinnews  and have @TRF_Storiesncovered  claims of sexual abuse or exploitation of more than 50 women by aid workers in Democratic Republic of Congo. Read the investigation:

SPECIAL REPORT: From farmers to fighters: @emmanuelfreuden ’s exclusive story from inside the rebel ranks reveals how hundreds of anglophone farmers are taking on the US-trained Cameroonian army with hunting rifles

“Tigray has the highest numbers of people in need as a percentage of the population, the lowest numbers of organisations responding, and the lowest percentage of people in need reached by aid”, compared with other conflict zones, says @HumOutcomes .

“The state no longer has the monopoly of force, it’s lost control,” @HassanIdayat  on Nigeria’s deepening insecurity.

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