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AFRICA: Climate change could worsen displacement - UN
23 October 2009 (IRIN ), With increasing natural disasters, including floods, storms and droughts, hitting the continent, more people in Africa are likely to be displaced, creating a challenge for governments, the UN warns.
AFRICA: Talking about forced displacement
22 October 2009 (IRIN ), Civil society and government officials are gathered in the Ugandan capital of Kampala to discuss the Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa and a declaration on refugees, returnees and IDPs.
AFRICA: Shining the spotlight on the displaced
15 October 2009 (IRIN ), Forty years after the rights of Africa’s refugees were enshrined in a landmark convention, the continent’s leaders are due to make legal history again by adopting a new instrument to assist people displaced within the borders of their own country.
WEST AFRICA: Stopping cholera emergencies
15 October 2009 (IRIN ), Cholera outbreaks in West Africa generally trigger extra hand-washings in households and panic-buying of bleach for treating water. But beating the deadly – but easily preventable – illness requires that such hygiene practices become routine, health experts say.
AFRICA: Africa's IDP situation at a glance
15 October 2009 (IRIN ), Africa hosts at least 11 million of the world's 25 million conflict-affected IDPs. Millions more are displaced annually by natural disasters.
AFRICA: The objectives of the IDP Convention
15 October 2009 (IRIN ), The objectives of the Convention
AFRICA: Africa's IDPs in numbers
15 October 2009 (IRIN ), Most IDPs in Africa have been forced out of their homes by conflict, either between government forces and armed opponents or between communities.
AFRICA: Fighting the "double whammy" of obesity and hunger
8 October 2009 (IRIN ), Africa faces a double burden of obesity and hunger as millions take up increasingly sedentary lives in cities and the global financial crisis hits rural populations’ food security, nutritionists warn.
In Brief: Liberia fares better in governance index
5 October 2009 (IRIN ), West Africa ranks third after Southern Africa and North Africa on the 2009 Mo Ibrahim index of African governance assessing governance across the continent's five regions, spanning 53 countries.
AFRICA: Why family is best for orphans
30 September 2009 (IRIN ), Africa's orphans will experience a richer, more wholesome childhood if they are raised within a family rather than in a childcare institution, according to speakers at a conference on family-based care for children in Nairobi.

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