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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
Meagre funding for CAR refugee influx
6 June 2014 (IRIN ), More than 80,000 Central Africans have fled the worsening conflict into neighbouring Cameroon since the start of the year. But as the influx continues, aid officials warn that donor support is not keeping pace, hobbling relief efforts and leaving refugees ever more vulnerable.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100176/Meagre-funding-for-CAR-refugee-influx
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
CAR refugees stretch Cameroon villages
3 June 2014 (IRIN ), New open-air butcheries and stalls now flank the unsealed road running through Lolo village in the east of Cameroon. The settlement of some 10,000 Central African Republic refugees in the 2,000-strong hamlet is firing up the local economy, but has also triggered disputes between the peasant farming community and its cattle-keeping new residents.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100165/CAR-refugees-stretch-Cameroon-villages
Shortages, clan rivalries weaken Somalia's new army
28 May 2014 (IRIN ), Acting governor of Baidoa and Sector 3 commander of the Somali National Army (SNA) Brig-Gen Ibrahim Yaro breaks into a broad grin, bordering on a chuckle, when asked whether his forces have any of their own helicopters.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100141/Shortages-clan-rivalries-weaken-Somalia-s-new-army
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
Hardship for third-country nationals fleeing CAR
28 May 2014 (IRIN ), While thousands of Central Africa Republic (CAR) refugees have settled in villages in neighbouring Cameroon after fleeing violence, many third-country nationals with whom they escaped are still stranded in border areas, surviving on occasional aid and frustrated by unfulfilled repatriation pledges.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100143/Hardship-for-third-country-nationals-fleeing-CAR
Concern over camp-closure threat in North Kivu
28 May 2014 (IRIN ), A warning by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that they are considering measures to compel internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the northeastern province of North Kivu to return to their homes, and might close a number of camps in Goma, has alarmed the humanitarian community.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100144/Concern-over-camp-closure-threat-in-North-Kivu
South Sudan capital faces worsening cholera outbreak
28 May 2014 (IRIN ), Health officials are warning that a cholera outbreak in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, which has left 23 people dead and forced more than 650 others to seek treatment, could be getting worse. Laboratory tests have confirmed that at least one person living in a Juba displacement camp has contracted cholera and there are fears the disease could spread rapidly within the crowded site.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100146/South-Sudan-capital-faces-worsening-cholera-outbreak

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