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Nice and dirty – the importance of soil
16 January 2015 (IRIN ), Be it laterite, loam, peat or clay, soil is life. It's the foundation of food security, and so the UN has declared 2015 as the year to draw attention to the stuff.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101019/Nice-and-dirty-the-importance-of-soil
CAR data - a crisis in numbers
12 January 2015 (IRIN ), Over the last year, violence has continued across the Central African Republic (CAR) despite multiple cessations of hostilities agreements and attempts to end the conflict. IRIN looks at the impact of the internal conflict in numbers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100994/CAR-data-a-crisis-in-numbers
IRIN's Top Picks – Ebola, CAR and sustainable development
8 January 2015 (IRIN ), Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share some of their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100990/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Ebola-CAR-and-sustainable-development
Striving for peace in CAR
7 January 2015 (IRIN ), Civil society and religious organisations in the Central African Republic are working to rebuild trust and harmony in a country fraught with ethnic and religious animosity since the overthrow of President François Bozizé in March 2013.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100975/Striving-for-peace-in-CAR
Tough conditions for CAR displaced at airport camp
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), One of the most telling effects of the bitter internal crisis which has rocked the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2012 is the continuing displacement of thousands of ordinary citizens. Those who fled have been forced to abandon their houses and home areas, often moving into rapidly-established camps, living in dismal conditions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100862/Tough-conditions-for-CAR-displaced-at-airport-camp
PRESS RELEASE: IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), After nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, the humanitarian news service IRIN is spinning off to become an independent non-profit media venture, with the support of a major private donor
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100867/PRESS-RELEASE-IRIN-humanitarian-news-service-to-spin-off-from-the-UN
Central African peacekeeping force gears up for action
10 November 2014 (IRIN ), With hundreds of soldiers from its member states successfully completing a series of joint exercises and manoeuvres in Congo, the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) says its Multinational Force for Central Africa (FOMAC), is now ready to intervene in local conflicts and be part of global anti-terrorism initiatives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100815/Central-African-peacekeeping-force-gears-up-for-action
An ambitious plan to end statelessness
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), It is now 60 years since stateless people received recognition in international law, and the UN has two conventions (1954 and 1961) dedicated to their protection and the regularization of their situation. Yet an estimated 10 million people worldwide still suffer the problems and indignities of having no nationality.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100804/An-ambitious-plan-to-end-statelessness
CAR: The search for justice
30 October 2014 (IRIN ), As the International Criminal Court (ICC) steps up its work in the Central African Republic (CAR), pledging to bring the worst perpetrators of violence to justice, concerted efforts are being made to counter endemic impunity in CAR. But the prevailing insecurity in many parts of the country rules out any quick fix solutions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100773/CAR-The-search-for-justice
UN peacekeeping dilemmas in CAR
19 September 2014 (IRIN ), The flags flew, the bands played, green African Union (AU) berets were swapped for blue UN ones, and MISCA officially became MINUSCA. As the handover was taking place MINUSCA tweeted: “The key priority of the UN in CAR is to support the political process & conclude the country's transition”, setting off alarm bells among those who thought the new force's number one priority was supposed to be protecting civilians.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100633/UN-peacekeeping-dilemmas-in-CAR
Armed groups in CAR
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), This week saw the official launch of the UN Mission for the Stabilization of the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which took over the command of 6,000 troops previously deployed as the African Union’s International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (CAR).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100623/Armed-groups-in-CAR
How to boost food production in Africa
15 September 2014 (IRIN ), Smallholder farmers, who hold over 80 percent of all farms in sub-Saharan Africa, are struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperature and erratic rains, according to the 2014 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), released on 3 September in Addis Ababa.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100612/How-to-boost-food-production-in-Africa
Food security alarm for east, central Africa
13 August 2014 (IRIN ), Some 20 million people are facing acute food insecurity in eastern and central Africa, with most of them being at “crisis” and “emergency” levels, according to aid agencies. This figure compares unfavorably with 15.8 million people in July 2013.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100482/Food-security-alarm-for-east-central-Africa
A tentative ceasefire in CAR
29 July 2014 (IRIN ), While the ceasefire signed in Brazzaville on 23 July by the two principal armed factions in the Central African Republic (CAR), the ex-Seleka and anti-Balaka, was widely greeted as a positive step forward, analysts are sceptical it can lead to lasting peace.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100416/A-tentative-ceasefire-in-CAR
Briefing: Targeting CAR’s predators
21 July 2014 (IRIN ), The UN sanctions committee unveiled a report on 11 July detailing the alleged involvement of named individuals and armed groups in major human rights violations in the Central African Republic (CAR). The report by a panel of experts on CAR also presents evidence on the groups’ sources of funding and weapons, and names individuals believed to be involved in trafficking natural resources, and funding, organizing and manipulating armed groups.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100385/Briefing-Targeting-CAR-s-predators
Little help for CAR rape survivors
15 July 2014 (IRIN ), The presence of armed groups and continued fighting causing displacement across the Central African Republic (CAR) has led to an escalation of insecurity leaving women and girls vulnerable to forced marriage and extreme violence, including rape.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100354/Little-help-for-CAR-rape-survivors
New thinking needed on food aid for refugees in Africa
7 July 2014 (IRIN ), The World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have launched an urgent appeal to address a funding shortfall that has already resulted in food ration cuts for a third of all African refugees. As of mid-June, nearly 800,000 refugees in 22 African countries have seen their monthly food allocations reduced, most of them by more than half.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100314/New-thinking-needed-on-food-aid-for-refugees-in-Africa
CAR refugees seek city life in Cameroon
19 June 2014 (IRIN ), Frustrated by their living conditions, refugees and other migrants are streaming into towns in eastern Cameroon in search of jobs and a fresh start. But there are concerns in the region about the impact of the new arrivals in urban areas and emerging tensions between the newcomers and existing town-dwellers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100233/CAR-refugees-seek-city-life-in-Cameroon
CAR’s unaccompanied children stuck in limbo
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), The violence in Central African Republic forced 97,000 civilians to flee across the border to Chad. Some 1,200 of those in flight were unaccompanied or separated children, who now long to find their families and return to school and to safety, or at least some semblance of normality.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100203/CAR-s-unaccompanied-children-stuck-in-limbo
Meagre funding for CAR refugee influx
6 June 2014 (IRIN ), More than 80,000 Central Africans have fled the worsening conflict into neighbouring Cameroon since the start of the year. But as the influx continues, aid officials warn that donor support is not keeping pace, hobbling relief efforts and leaving refugees ever more vulnerable.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100176/Meagre-funding-for-CAR-refugee-influx

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