IRIN is an amazing humanitarian organisation. I’m delighted to be joining the Board.

(GENEVA, 16 February 2016) – IRIN, the world’s leading provider of humanitarian news and analysis, has constituted its first independent board of directors, with award-winning international correspondent Howard French as its president.

IRIN reports from the frontlines of crises, bringing the voices of those affected to policymakers around the world. From rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rescue efforts in Nepal; from the Zika virus in Latin America to Syrian refugees in Europe; from UN financing to the competitive NGO industry; IRIN uses local voices and expert analysis to unearth the inside story on emergencies.

After nearly two decades as an editorially-independent project of the United Nations, IRIN has established itself as a non-profit association, constituted in Geneva, Switzerland in January 2016.