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Aid & development links: Sri Lanka, Ebola, climate change, Mongolia and more



31 March 2014 08:24

  • The UN announced it will launch an inquiry into war crimes committed by Sri Lankan state forces and Tamil rebels in Sri Lanka. The move was not supported by Australia. The vote count for UN #HRC25 was 23 votes in favour; 12 against; 12 abstentions.
  • The impact of climate change on development in five visual facts.
  • Illicit financial flows have drained more than a trillion dollars from Africa since 1980. Alex Cobham explains what steps are being taken and what needs to happen next.
  • Also  from Africa, terrifying news that the deadly Ebola virus is in parts of West Africa.
  • As Mongolia's economy booms and rural-urban migration increases, 'ger districts' have sprouted up in Ulan Bator. A community mapping project puts the ger population at 57% amid concerns they are already rivaling the infamous urban slums of Mumbai and Dhaka.
  • World Vision changed its policy to allow for hiring of aid workers who are in same sex marriages, then two days later reversed the decision following a backlash and threats to withhold financial support.

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