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Trading away West Africa’s hunger
20 March 2014 (IRIN ), Severe food shortages in the Sahel and West Africa are often the result of droughts and poor harvests. But inefficient intra-regional trade also places significant strain on food availability, exacerbating hunger.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99810/Trading-away-West-Africa-s-hunger
Niger’s black market pesticides backfire
14 March 2014 (IRIN ), Farmers in Niger are using dangerous, black market pesticides in unregulated quantities, with little impact on agricultural yield but with potentially severe health consequences, say experts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99777/Niger-s-black-market-pesticides-backfire
Humanitarian response gap grows in northern Nigeria
14 March 2014 (IRIN ), Humanitarian needs are mounting in northern Nigeria, where Boko Haram attacks have displaced 350,000 people since 2013, 290,000 of them internally; the rest are sheltering in Cameroon, Chad and Niger. But the national response is inadequate and the international response minimal due to access hurdles and political sensitivities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99783/Humanitarian-response-gap-grows-in-northern-Nigeria
Under chronic stress, Niger farmers are losing ground
3 March 2014 (IRIN ), Farmers in drought-ridden parts of Niger are facing a dangerous combination of stresses - chronic drought, land degradation, pests and poor seeds - which threaten to throw them even deeper into hunger and poverty.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99733/Under-chronic-stress-Niger-farmers-are-losing-ground
Niger's "remarkable" progress in reducing child deaths
27 February 2014 (IRIN ), Niger has made remarkable progress in cutting under-five mortality over the past decade, and it looks set to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on reducing child mortality rates by two-thirds by 2015. But high maternal mortality, skyrocketing population growth and low government capacity are still impeding progress, say partners and health practitioners.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99710/Niger-s-remarkable-progress-in-reducing-child-deaths
Time to rekindle Timbuktu's flame
12 February 2014 (IRIN ), The ‘Flamme de la Paix’ monument lies on the northwestern outskirts of Timbukutu, Mali. There, on 27 March 1996, hundreds of weapons were symbolically destroyed, and representatives from the Malian government and Tuareg rebel movements promised to promote peace and reconciliation in a region wracked by bitter conflict.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99630/Time-to-rekindle-Timbuktu-s-flame
Breaking the cycle of youth unemployment, poverty
10 February 2014 (IRIN ), Youth unemployment and underemployment are among the main barriers to development in West Africa, say experts. Not only does the exclusion of young people from the labour force perpetuate generational cycles of poverty, it also breaks down social cohesion and can be associated with higher levels of crime and violence among idle youth.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99620/Breaking-the-cycle-of-youth-unemployment-poverty
Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization
4 February 2014 (IRIN ), Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99590/Helping-Africa-s-urban-poor-gain-from-modernization
UN shifts approach to help Sahel’s 20 million hungry
3 February 2014 (IRIN ), Over 20 million people in the Sahel will need humanitarian assistance in 2014, up 8.7 million over the number of people in need in 2013, estimates the UN, which launched an ambitious three-year Sahel strategy today.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99584/UN-shifts-approach-to-help-Sahel-s-20-million-hungry
Displaced by Boko Haram, Nigerians risk invisibility in Niger
30 January 2014 (IRIN ), Up to 37,000 people - both Nigerians and Nigeriens - have fled Boko Haram violence in northeastern Nigeria since early 2012, and most are sheltering with families in neighbouring Niger, but the aid response thus far has been patchy. Government efforts to register the displaced have been slow, and the refugees among them have yet to be given refugee status.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99558/Displaced-by-Boko-Haram-Nigerians-risk-invisibility-in-Niger
West Africa: West African livelihoods weakened by graft
3 January 2014 (IRIN ), Poor public services in many West African countries, with already dire human development indicators, are under constant pressure from pervasive corruption. Observers say graft is corroding proper governance and causing growing numbers of people to sink into poverty
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99422/West-Africa-West-African-livelihoods-weakened-by-graft
Nigerian overnight refugees worry Cameroon
24 December 2013 (IRIN ), Only around 1,800 of the thousands of Nigerians forced to find refuge from the fighting in the northeast between the jihadist Boko Haram and the Nigerian military have settled in a camp in neighbouring Cameroon.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99390/Nigerian-overnight-refugees-worry-Cameroon
Life-saving hepatitis C drug approved, but cost is high
23 December 2013 (IRIN ), Following approvals in the US and Europe this month of a new drug to treat hepatitis C, activists are pushing for the medication to be made available in poor countries.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99381/Life-saving-hepatitis-C-drug-approved-but-cost-is-high
How to empower local NGO partners
20 December 2013 (IRIN ), UN agencies and international NGOs (INGOs) are increasingly stressing the need to reach out to new partners, including local NGOs, to build their capacity to respond to humanitarian crises. Yet agencies are still said to “arrive, set the agenda, do their activities and leave,” said Sayadi Sani, head of the local Nigerien nutrition NGO Befen. How can aid agencies better empower local NGOs?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99369/How-to-empower-local-NGO-partners
Is Africa ready for GM?
27 November 2013 (IRIN ), Even as food insecurity continues to afflict impoverished and disaster-affected populations around the continent, African policymakers and consumers remain deeply divided over the potential harms and benefits of genetically modified (GM) foods, which advocates say could greatly improve yields and nutrition.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99218/Is-Africa-ready-for-GM
Insecurity still engulfs northern Mali, hampering humanitarian effort
26 November 2013 (IRIN ), While security in some northern Mali towns has improved, continued sporadic attacks by militant groups in Timbuktu and Gao, as well as fighting between separatist Tuareg groups and Malian forces in Kidal, are still hampering some aid operations and keeping refugees from returning home.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99203/Insecurity-still-engulfs-northern-Mali-hampering-humanitarian-effort
Out of spotlight, humanitarian crisis continues in Mali
21 November 2013 (IRIN ), Eleven months after French forces dislodged Islamist militants from northern Mali, the region’s humanitarian crisis is far from over. Hunger levels are higher this year than last, with malnutrition reaching emergency levels in Gao town, Bourem and Ansongo. Banditry is preventing herders throughout the north from accessing grazing land, and insecurity is barring some aid agencies from accessing remote populations in need.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99179/Out-of-spotlight-humanitarian-crisis-continues-in-Mali
Senegal on the frontline of the battle with Big Tobacco
19 November 2013 (IRIN ), Djité Sekou, 32, smokes as he passes his nights guarding one of the many high-rise apartment buildings in Dakar, Senegal. It has been eight years since his first cigarette - a Monte Carlo from Morocco - and when money is available he goes through 20 to 30 per day. It is an addiction that can cost him up to a quarter of his monthly income.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99154/Senegal-on-the-frontline-of-the-battle-with-Big-Tobacco
Beyond boundaries: How to help nomadic refugees
11 November 2013 (IRIN ), Nomadic or semi-nomadic populations often struggle when hemmed into refugee camps. They are used to having a lot of space and being mobile, and they typically travel with a lot of animals, which comprise both their assets and livelihoods. Yet camp boundaries are necessary to determine who is receiving assistance and to ensure aid meets humanitarian standards.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99096/Beyond-boundaries-How-to-help-nomadic-refugees
What does the future hold for pastoralists in the Sahel?
1 November 2013 (IRIN ), Harsher droughts and rising numbers of conflicts with farmers are threatening the future of pastoralism in the Sahel, but experts say that integrating crop and livestock systems can help sustain the livelihoods of herders and farmers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99044/What-does-the-future-hold-for-pastoralists-in-the-Sahel

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