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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
HIV funding worries in Kenya
30 July 2014 (IRIN ), The US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), the biggest funder of HIV programmes in Kenya, is set to significantly scale down its funding, a move activists and government officials believe could negatively affect the country’s fight against the disease.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100419/HIV-funding-worries-in-Kenya
Gunned down in Mombasa – the clerics that have died
28 July 2014 (IRIN ), More than 21 Islamic clerics have been gunned down in Kenya’s southeastern port city of Mombasa over the past two years, according to the human rights group Haki Africa. All but one of them was linked by the government to terrorism and support for the al-Shabab insurgency in neighboring Somalia.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100412/Gunned-down-in-Mombasa-the-clerics-that-have-died
Analysis: Conflict dynamics on Kenya’s coast
23 July 2014 (IRIN ), A string of attacks by gunmen on communities in Kenya’s southeastern Coast Province over the past six weeks has left more than 100 people dead, and the real fear of yet more violence to come.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100394/Analysis-Conflict-dynamics-on-Kenya-s-coast
Kenya to pilot community-wide malaria treatments
18 July 2014 (IRIN ), Kenya is experimenting with unconventional methods to tackle high malaria rates through the piloting of mass drug administration (MDA) - treating entire communities with anti-malarial drugs, regardless of whether they have the parasite.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100365/Kenya-to-pilot-community-wide-malaria-treatments
Breaking the poverty trap – the power of cash grants
10 July 2014 (IRIN ), A cash injection of as little as US$12 per month for an impoverished family could determine whether a child eats properly or goes to school or not. With cash transfer programmes around the world now having a profound impact on the lives of poor people, the debate is less about whether to implement them than how to do so.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100326/Breaking-the-poverty-trap-the-power-of-cash-grants
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
Coral reef restoration can save lives, livelihoods
24 June 2014 (IRIN ), A new report suggests that preserving and restoring coral reefs may be one of the cheapest and most effective ways to mitigate coastal erosion and flooding.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100253/Coral-reef-restoration-can-save-lives-livelihoods
Kenyan police operation strands 300 children
20 June 2014 (IRIN ), As Kenya continues to round up and detain refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers in a controversial anti-terrorism operation, fears are mounting over the fate of around 300 children separated from parents arrested during the sweeps. Some of these children are reported to be held in a Nairobi stadium used as a temporary detention facility, without a parent or guardian.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100246/Kenyan-police-operation-strands-300-children
Unknown unknowns hamper global malaria fight
9 June 2014 (IRIN ), Some 60 percent of countries where malaria is endemic lack solid information about the quality of available drugs to treat the deadly disease, according to a new study.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100191/Unknown-unknowns-hamper-global-malaria-fight
Better child TB diagnosis on the horizon
5 June 2014 (IRIN ), Accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis among children is notoriously difficult because the bacteria causing the disease tend to be detectable in the sputum only of adults, and because the clinical symptoms used to diagnose TB in children are also present in other conditions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100174/Better-child-TB-diagnosis-on-the-horizon
Kenya turns up the heat on Somali refugees
4 June 2014 (IRIN ), As security forces in Kenya continue to round up and detain thousands of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, most of them Somali, an agreement between the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Kenyan and Somali governments on the voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees is coming under strain.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100166/Kenya-turns-up-the-heat-on-Somali-refugees
Genome breakthrough could help fight against sleeping sickness
28 May 2014 (IRIN ), Scientists have welcomed the development of genome sequence data on the tsetse fly, the vector responsible for the transmission of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), commonly known as sleeping sickness. They say it could be instrumental in devising strategies to eradicate the fly and reduce deaths and the spread of other diseases associated with it.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100142/Genome-breakthrough-could-help-fight-against-sleeping-sickness
Melding science and tradition to tackle climate change
23 May 2014 (IRIN ), In the latest of several partnerships between tradition and modern science aimed at improving resilience to climate change, pastoralists and meteorologists in Tanzania are working together to produce weather forecasts better suited to farmers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100125/Melding-science-and-tradition-to-tackle-climate-change
Kenya can lead on climate change adaptation
21 May 2014 (IRIN ), Research on the effects of climate change on agricultural productivity and food security in Kenya shows that the country can be a leader in adaptation to a warmer climate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100115/Kenya-can-lead-on-climate-change-adaptation
Children need more support at Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp
19 May 2014 (IRIN ), Physical space and timely protection support for children are among the most pressing needs in northwestern Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp amid a continuing flood of people, for the most part minors, fleeing conflict in South Sudan.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100107/Children-need-more-support-at-Kenya-s-Kakuma-refugee-camp
Can Islamic law be an answer for humanitarians?
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), In the last decade, aid and advocacy agencies have increasingly tried to understand Islamic law in order to use its humanitarian provisions as tools of negotiation with armed groups in the Muslim world. While the approach has seen some successes, it also raises certain ethical dilemmas.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99989/Can-Islamic-law-be-an-answer-for-humanitarians
Islamic law and the rules of war
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), Islamic law contains a rich, but complex set of rules on the protection of civilians which can be difficult to understand, given the range of sources and interpretations available. IRIN walks you through the basics.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99987/Islamic-law-and-the-rules-of-war
Rough guide to Islamic rules of war
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), There is a renewed interest in translating classical texts about Islamic rules of war into English, adding to the increasing body of work on the intersections between Islam, international humanitarian law (IHL) and the protection of civilians. IRIN provides this study guide to get you started.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99990/Rough-guide-to-Islamic-rules-of-war
Jihadi jurisprudence? Militant interpretations of Islamic rules of war
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), Within extremist militant circles is a debate over acceptable behavior under the Islamic rules of war. This so-called “jihadi jurisprudence” is increasingly studied by humanitarians as practitioners seek to understand the degree to which there is room for even the most radical armed groups to be influenced in favour of the protection of civilians and aid workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99988/Jihadi-jurisprudence-Militant-interpretations-of-Islamic-rules-of-war

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