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Mauritania cracks down on land reform activists
21 November 2014 (IRIN ), The latest arrest of a group of prominent anti-slavery activists in Mauritania has once again brought to the fore the country's struggle with slavery and discrimination based on colour.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100868/Mauritania-cracks-down-on-land-reform-activists
Ebola hampers HIV/AIDS care in Liberia
21 November 2014 (IRIN ), Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100869/Ebola-hampers-HIV-AIDS-care-in-Liberia
Ebola orphans now face stigma, stress
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), West African countries generally have a strong social network that supports children during times of hardship and need. But for many of the hundreds of children orphaned by Ebola in Sierra Leone, who sometimes witnessed their parents’ deaths, stress and trauma is compounded by social exclusion from their communities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100858/Ebola-orphans-now-face-stigma-stress
Bringing Ebola tests up to speed
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), Ebola in West Africa is believed to have erupted almost a year ago in southern Guinea, but was confirmed by the French Pasteur Institute only in March 2014, by which time it had killed 60 people and was suspected to have crossed the border into Liberia and Sierra Leone.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100861/Bringing-Ebola-tests-up-to-speed
Tough conditions for CAR displaced at airport camp
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), One of the most telling effects of the bitter internal crisis which has rocked the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2012 is the continuing displacement of thousands of ordinary citizens. Those who fled have been forced to abandon their houses and home areas, often moving into rapidly-established camps, living in dismal conditions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100862/Tough-conditions-for-CAR-displaced-at-airport-camp
Abandoned in the borderlands
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), Longstanding humanitarian needs in South Sudan’s Aweil North County, where some 30,000 people are displaced, are largely unmet.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100866/Abandoned-in-the-borderlands
Questions over Mali's Ebola response
18 November 2014 (IRIN ), The failure of a top Malian hospital to detect probable cases of Ebola has raised questions about whether the country's health system is sufficiently prepared to tackle the disease.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100853/Questions-over-Mali-s-Ebola-response
Any lessons from Operation Lifeline Sudan?
14 November 2014 (IRIN ), When Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS) began 25 years ago, it sought to extend a helping hand to the millions in need and caught up in the second Sudanese civil war (1989-2005).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100837/Any-lessons-from-Operation-Lifeline-Sudan
School lessons by radio in Sierra Leone, Liberia
14 November 2014 (IRIN ), With the nationwide closure of schools in Liberia and Sierra Leone due to the Ebola outbreak, and with no immediate prospect of them reopening, a growing number of students are receiving their lessons via radio.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100838/School-lessons-by-radio-in-Sierra-Leone-Liberia
Ebola survivors work to improve response
12 November 2014 (IRIN ), The Ebola epidemic has killed some 5,000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but it has also left many survivors who are playing a key role in the Ebola response.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100825/Ebola-survivors-work-to-improve-response
Ebola: Diagnostic capabilities need boosting
12 November 2014 (IRIN ), Critical gaps in "behind-the-scenes" infrastructure are hampering Ebola response times and containment efforts in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, aid agencies and health workers say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100826/Ebola-Diagnostic-capabilities-need-boosting
Central African peacekeeping force gears up for action
10 November 2014 (IRIN ), With hundreds of soldiers from its member states successfully completing a series of joint exercises and manoeuvres in Congo, the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) says its Multinational Force for Central Africa (FOMAC), is now ready to intervene in local conflicts and be part of global anti-terrorism initiatives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100815/Central-African-peacekeeping-force-gears-up-for-action
Medevac policy gaps slow volunteer recruitment
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), More than 5,000 international healthcare workers and support staff are needed to contain the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa, but doctors, nurses and emergency responders say the uncertainty about what might happen in the field if they get sick is slowing down recruitment.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100802/Medevac-policy-gaps-slow-volunteer-recruitment
Soaring charcoal prices hit livelihoods in Somaliland
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), The livelihoods of vulnerable families, including the poor and internally displaced, in the self-declared independent republic of Somaliland have been hard hit by steep rises in the price of charcoal, the main fuel for cooking in the region.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100805/Soaring-charcoal-prices-hit-livelihoods-in-Somaliland
Lake Malawi’s dwindling fish stocks threaten livelihoods
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), A combination of overfishing and the use of illegal fishing gear has seen fish stocks in Lake Malawi dwindle to the point that local people's livelihoods and food security are now under threat.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100806/Lake-Malawi-s-dwindling-fish-stocks-threaten-livelihoods
Aid agencies adapt to Ebola challenge
4 November 2014 (IRIN ), From using Bitcoins to fundraise, to adopting new strategies to prevent malaria victims appearing to be Ebola cases, to working with new partners - aid agencies in West Africa are learning to adapt fast.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100789/Aid-agencies-adapt-to-Ebola-challenge
Overcoming Ebola stigma takes time
31 October 2014 (IRIN ), Ebola survivors in Liberia and Sierra Leone are facing mixed reactions as they return home after contracting the deadly virus. While some have been welcomed back into their communities, most are facing discrimination and stigmatization, or have even been shunned.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100775/Overcoming-Ebola-stigma-takes-time
South Africa's health system shuns asylum seekers
31 October 2014 (IRIN ), When Elise M’s* 18-year-old daughter tried to kill herself with an overdose of pills last year, the ambulance that Elise called took them to nearby South Rand Hospital, in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville. But nurses at the hospital refused to admit her.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100776/South-Africa-s-health-system-shuns-asylum-seekers
CAR: The search for justice
30 October 2014 (IRIN ), As the International Criminal Court (ICC) steps up its work in the Central African Republic (CAR), pledging to bring the worst perpetrators of violence to justice, concerted efforts are being made to counter endemic impunity in CAR. But the prevailing insecurity in many parts of the country rules out any quick fix solutions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100773/CAR-The-search-for-justice
Nearly 25 million food insecure in Sahel
29 October 2014 (IRIN ), Food security and malnutrition rates across the Sahel are deteriorating, due in large part to ongoing conflict and instability in the Central African Republic (CAR), northern Mali, and northeast Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100769/Nearly-25-million-food-insecure-in-Sahel

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