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A Sierra Leone hospital battles Ebola
9 July 2014 (IRIN ), Hasan Kamara patiently labels blood samples at the government hospital in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone. The country, alongside neighbouring Guinea and Liberia, is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of Ebola on record, with 481 people having died from the incurable disease in the three countries as of 2 July.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100324/A-Sierra-Leone-hospital-battles-Ebola
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
Ivoirian floods highlight disaster preparedness shortcomings
4 July 2014 (IRIN ), Recent heavy downpours and flooding in Côte d’Ivoire have killed dozens of people, washed away houses and once again highlighted poor disaster preparedness in the country’s largest city.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100304/Ivoirian-floods-highlight-disaster-preparedness-shortcomings
Analysis: Targeted assistance needed for DRC’s former child soldiers
3 July 2014 (IRIN ), Recent high profile moves against militia commanders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have done little to stem child recruitment into armed groups, and much more needs to be done to prevent it, stop re-recruitment, and rehabilitate victims.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100300/Analysis-Targeted-assistance-needed-for-DRC-s-former-child-soldiers
SLIDESHOW: A town destroyed - Leer, South Sudan
2 July 2014 (IRIN ), Since fighting broke out in mid-December between rival army factions in South Sudan, plunging the new country into widespread conflict pitting communities against one another, thousands, perhaps as many as 30,000 people, have died; 1.5 million have been forced from their homes and around four million require humanitarian assistance, with food insecurity the main concern.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100292/SLIDESHOW-A-town-destroyed-Leer-South-Sudan
Refugee economies - the Ugandan model
30 June 2014 (IRIN ), When a team from Oxford University's Humanitarian Innovation Project set out to explore what work refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda had managed to find, they were struck by the breadth and scale of businesses they were engaged in - from being café owners to vegetable sellers, to farmers growing maize on a commercial scale, millers, restaurateurs, transporters and traders in fabrics and jewellery.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100284/Refugee-economies-the-Ugandan-model
Analysis: Should Uganda withdraw from South Sudan?
30 June 2014 (IRIN ), As South Sudan’s peace process stalls, questions are being raised about Uganda’s military involvement, with some analysts saying it is impeding regional efforts to broker a peace deal.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100285/Analysis-Should-Uganda-withdraw-from-South-Sudan
Cape Town poor tap into new food markets
27 June 2014 (IRIN ), It is a Saturday in Cape Town. In many parts of South Africa’s second largest metropolitan area people mill about, inspecting baby cabbages and shitake mushrooms at one of a dozen or so relatively new farmers’ markets trading in organic or “natural” and - perhaps equally important to these consumers - local produce.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100266/Cape-Town-poor-tap-into-new-food-markets
Gbagbo’s trial: charges and challenges
27 June 2014 (IRIN ), The recent confirmation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that charges against Lauren Gbagbo still stand has reignited criticism about the court’s approach to Côte d’Ivoire and its alleged failure to deal even-handedly with a highly complex post-conflict situation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100271/Gbagbo-s-trial-charges-and-challenges
Madagascar back in the US trade fold
27 June 2014 (IRIN ), As anticipated, the US government has reinstated preferential trade status for Madagascar on its 54th independence day anniversary, providing hope for the country’s embattled economy.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100273/Madagascar-back-in-the-US-trade-fold

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