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Remittance rip-offs
22 April 2014 (IRIN ), All over the world migrant workers are sending money home to their families. The money pays hospital bills and school fees, buys land, builds houses and sets up small businesses. The cash goes from the US back to Mexico, from the Gulf back to India, from the UK back to Somalia, and from South Africa back to Malawi, Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99977/Remittance-rip-offs
Kariba Dam collapse fears and disaster preparedness in Zimbabwe
9 April 2014 (IRIN ), Could fears of the imminent collapse of the more than five-decade-old Kariba Dam on the Zambezi river between Zimbabwe and Zambia spur Zimbabwe into more effective disaster preparedness?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99904/Kariba-Dam-collapse-fears-and-disaster-preparedness-in-Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's demining neglected
25 March 2014 (IRIN ), In Zimbabwe's sparsely populated northeastern district of Mukumbura, the cattle are trained to move in single file in search of water and pastures, a measure to protect them from anti-personnel landmines.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99835/Zimbabwe-s-demining-neglected
Fresh waves of Zimbabwean migrants flee worsening economy
21 March 2014 (IRIN ), A deepening economic crisis in Zimbabwe is worsening already high levels of unemployment and driving a fresh wave of labour migrations into neighbouring countries, say economists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99816/Fresh-waves-of-Zimbabwean-migrants-flee-worsening-economy
Unravelling Zimbabwe's "food crisis"
4 March 2014 (IRIN ), Is there a food crisis in Zimbabwe? The UN says 2.2 million people will be in need of food assistance until the end of March, based on a 2013 government-led joint survey by the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC). But the government is now questioning those findings.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99737/Unravelling-Zimbabwe-s-food-crisis
All weather is local - getting the forecasting right for farmers
25 February 2014 (IRIN ), With the lean season reaching its peak, many villages in Zimbabwe have already exhausted their staple grain reserves. The most recent Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC) report projects that at least two million people, out of a population of 13 million, will be without sufficient food until the end of March. But had they had access to high-quality rain forecasts for their areas, communities could have better prepared for the period between harvests, experts say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99705/All-weather-is-local-getting-the-forecasting-right-for-farmers
Villages flooded as heavy rains weaken Zimbabwe dam
13 February 2014 (IRIN ), The Zimbabwean government has appealed to the international community for nearly US$20 million to help evacuate and assist 60,000 people at risk of being swept away by rapidly rising water in a partially constructed dam, following heavy rainfall in the normally drought-prone Masvingo province in the southeast.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99641/Villages-flooded-as-heavy-rains-weaken-Zimbabwe-dam
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
Crop-eating pests plague southern African farmers
7 February 2014 (IRIN ), The rainy season, always welcome in often dry southern Africa, has brought with it favourable breeding conditions for army worms and red locusts. The crop-eating pests are contributing to the woes of subsistence farmers already struggling to recover from setbacks in the last farming cycle.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99607/Crop-eating-pests-plague-southern-African-farmers
Zimbabwe’s misery diamonds
7 February 2014 (IRIN ), The loss of land and a gender hierarchy, among other factors, are forcing some young girls – with parental consent – to forsake school and turn to sex work on diamond mines in the Marange region of eastern Zimbabwe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99609/Zimbabwe-s-misery-diamonds
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
Zimbabwe short-changing its small-scale farmers
28 January 2014 (IRIN ), A Zimbabwe state mechanism designed to promote food security is being blamed for exacerbating the country’s chronic food shortages.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99548/Zimbabwe-short-changing-its-small-scale-farmers
Zimbabwe's ailing economy fuelling child labour
9 January 2014 (IRIN ), The company closures, downsizings and retrenchments that have led to the demise of Zimbabwe’s manufacturing sector in the past decade, and particularly in recent months, are forcing parents and guardians to send their children out to work to augment household incomes, say labour experts and economists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99443/Zimbabwe-s-ailing-economy-fuelling-child-labour
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
Bad credit adds to Zimbabwe’s food insecurity
11 December 2013 (IRIN ), The drying-up of credit lines to the Zimbabwe government, apparent donor fatigue and a determined stand against GM foods are pushing up the price of the staple grain, maize, by nearly a third in some drought-hit areas compared to a year ago, according to humanitarian organizations and economists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99311/Bad-credit-adds-to-Zimbabwe-s-food-insecurity
Dam project displaces hundreds of families in Zimbabwe
5 December 2013 (IRIN ), Several thousand people in southeastern Zimbabwe's drought-prone Masvingo Province have had to leave their ancestral homes and villages in exchange for plots of undeveloped land lacking any infrastructure, in order to make way for the construction of a dam.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99269/Dam-project-displaces-hundreds-of-families-in-Zimbabwe
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
Conditions ripe for cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe
26 November 2013 (IRIN ), Conditions in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, are ripe for another outbreak of cholera, the waterborne disease that claimed an estimated 4,200 lives in the country between 2008 and 2009, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99199/Conditions-ripe-for-cholera-outbreak-in-Zimbabwe
Finding the urban crisis tipping point
21 November 2013 (IRIN ), By 2015, three billion people will be living in urban slums according to UN Habitat. As the number of vulnerable people living in urban slums rises, aid agencies are struggling to identify the tipping point at which chronic urban vulnerability turns into a humanitarian crisis. IRIN spoke to aid staff to find out what they are doing about it.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99168/Finding-the-urban-crisis-tipping-point
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

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