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Using insurance to protect the poorest against climate change risks

For this week’s Humanosphere podcast we’ll be talking about how climate risk insurance can protect the world’s poorest communities against climate risks which can cost them their livelihoods and wider development. We talk with Stewart McCulloch, global insurance director of Vision Fund, the microfinance operation of World Vision, to find out how the world’s poorest farmers can thrive and not just survive after climate shocks.

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Kate Cronin-Furman: How does the world respond to mass atrocities?

The International Criminal Court had a bad year. South Africa, Burundi and Gambia all took steps to leave the treaty that makes them part of the court. Some fear that the international body that brings justice to leaders who commit war crimes is under significant threat. On this week’s podcast we speak to Kate Cronin-Furman, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

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After Mosul, what’s next for refugees and Iraq’s future?

The humanitarian fallout from Mosul is expected to be the worst of 2016. This is really saying something, given the scale of the Syrian crisis, and what’s happening in Yemen and South Sudan. As the battle rages on and humanitarian agencies have received, or are waiting to receive refugees, the media’s focus hasn’t been as much on the human side of the story.

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Fred Bauma: On the front lines of Congo’s fight for democracy

For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we’re talking with a heroic young man from the Democratic Republic of Congo – Fred Bauma. We don’t use the word heroic at Humanosphere too often. Not that we don’t regularly write about humanitarians who do important and self-sacrificing work aimed at helping those most in need. But the label ‘hero’ seems especially appropriate when applied to Bauma, a soft-spoken 26-year-old who some have dubbed Congo’s Mahatma Gandhi.

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