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Sexual violence in conflict – what use is the law?
30 January 2015 (IRIN ), Through conflict after conflict, sexual violence persists, not just as individual crimes but as a weapon of war. In short, sexual violence persists because it is effective.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101068/Sexual-violence-in-conflict-what-use-is-the-law
What next for Libya?
29 January 2015 (IRIN ), As UN-led talks continue between Libya's various political factions in Geneva, a bomb attack in Tripoli by the group calling itself the Islamic State serves as an important reminder of how close the country is to slipping into chaos.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101063/What-next-for-Libya
Ebola - is culture the real killer?
29 January 2015 (IRIN ), “African culture” – cute if you’re a tourist, catastrophic when you want to put a lid on Ebola, or so some international health experts and media coverage of the outbreak would have us believe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101064/Ebola-is-culture-the-real-killer
Much aid, little long-term impact in DRC
27 January 2015 (IRIN ), Amid donor cutbacks and camp closures, aid agencies are questioning the sustainable impact of humanitarian response in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and calling for an overhaul of aid delivery.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101053/Much-aid-little-long-term-impact-in-DRC
Ebolanomics - the search for a vaccine
27 January 2015 (IRIN ), After years of ignoring the disease, pharmaceutical companies are racing to produce an effective vaccine for Ebola, using plenty of public money. Now questions are being raised about ethics and accountability.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101055/Ebolanomics-the-search-for-a-vaccine
After Ebola: What next for West Africa’s health systems
26 January 2015 (IRIN ), As rates of Ebola infection fall in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone planning has begun on how to rebuild public health systems and learn lessons from the outbreak.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101046/After-Ebola-What-next-for-West-Africa-s-health-systems
We saw what you did - satellites and human rights
23 January 2015 (IRIN ), The shocking satellite imagery of the destruction in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga and nearby villages earlier this month provided graphic evidence of the extent of the crimes by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram when they stormed in.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101038/We-saw-what-you-did-satellites-and-human-rights
Myanmar’s reform roller coaster
23 January 2015 (IRIN ), MSF's announcement that it has resumed operations in Rakhine state is welcome news. But the space for humanitarian agencies shifts in line with Myanmar's stumbling reform process. And in an election year, it could become an increasingly bumpy ride.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101041/Myanmar-s-reform-roller-coaster
In the UN’s gun sights: one of DRC’s most infamous rebel groups
23 January 2015 (IRIN ), UN troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo are set to launch an offensive against one of the oldest insurgencies in the east of the country. But who exactly are the targets of the operation?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101042/In-the-UN-s-gun-sights-one-of-DRC-s-most-infamous-rebel-groups
Accountability after Haiyan
21 January 2015 (IRIN ), When Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines in November 2013, the emergency response was a test case for the aid industry's aspiration to be accountable to affected populations. What lessons were learnt?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101033/Accountability-after-Haiyan
Aid at risk as Afghanistan's war splinters
19 January 2015 (IRIN ), Delivering aid to millions of Afghans in need will be even more dangerous in 2015, as government forces and militant groups splinter and security deteriorates, analysts say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101022/Aid-at-risk-as-Afghanistan-s-war-splinters
Syria envoy plays the ISIS card, but will it work?
16 January 2015 (IRIN ), The UN's special envoy to Syria is trying to use the fear of ISIS to push for peace. It is likely to be a hard sell.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101017/Syria-envoy-plays-the-ISIS-card-but-will-it-work
Violence, arrests and mistrust ahead of Burundi polls
16 January 2015 (IRIN ), This year's polls are supposed to move Burundi further away from a conflict-blighted past towards stable democracy. But a major battle with unidentified rebels, the arrest of politicians and increasing mistrust between the government and opposition are creating a tense electoral climate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101018/Violence-arrests-and-mistrust-ahead-of-Burundi-polls
Nigerian lives matter - the Baga controversy
15 January 2015 (IRIN ), Two thousand killed or 150? Controversy surrounds the death toll in the northern Nigerian town of Baga following an attack in early January by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101008/Nigerian-lives-matter-the-Baga-controversy
Boko Haram and Nigeria's future - five key questions answered*
13 January 2015 (IRIN ), The terrible news keeps on coming from Nigeria’s embattled northeast. Two suspected child suicide bombers reportedly blew themselves up in a crowded market on Sunday – the second such attack in two days linked to Boko Haram in which young girls were strapped with explosives. Meanwhile, the Islamic extremist group has maintained the momentum of its more conventional attacks, capturing the town of Baga last week on the border with Chad and deliberately executing civilians (earlier reports of up to 2,000 dead by Amnesty International have been disputed by the military. But the true figure remains unknown).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101000/Boko-Haram-and-Nigeria-s-future-five-key-questions-answered
Uneven Distributions: What we talk about when we talk about Ebola
13 January 2015 (IRIN ), In the first of IRIN's "Open Forum" guest columns humanitarian consultant Paul Currion asks what it would take to keep the public's attention on Ebola.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101001/Uneven-Distributions-What-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-Ebola
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
Natural disasters - a rare positive trend?
12 January 2015 (IRIN ), Five years on from Haiti's devastating earthquake, is the world better prepared for natural catastrophes?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100997/Natural-disasters-a-rare-positive-trend
The economics at the heart of Israeli settlements
5 January 2015 (IRIN ), Israel's continued settlement expansion is perhaps the largest barrier to peace with the Palestinians. Yet while often portrayed as religious zealots, most settlers move to occupied land for economic reasons - encouraged by government support.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100985/The-economics-at-the-heart-of-Israeli-settlements
Analysis: NGOs and anti-terror laws – how to keep your bank manager happy
31 December 2014 (IRIN ), The British government must do more to prevent charities working in high-risk countries from having their finances cut off by banks concerned their operations may fall foul of anti-terror laws, leading charities and bankers have warned.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100980/Analysis-NGOs-and-anti-terror-laws-how-to-keep-your-bank-manager-happy

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