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School tries to heal the divide in northern Nigeria
18 August 2014 (IRIN ), The kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State in April by Boko Haram militants, and a so far unsuccessful high-profile campaign to free them, exemplifies the insecurity-driven education crisis in the area.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100507/School-tries-to-heal-the-divide-in-northern-Nigeria
Warning over rampaging youth gangs in Abidjan
18 August 2014 (IRIN ), Children and teenagers who were drawn into Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010-2011 post-election conflict are joining armed gangs in the commercial capital Abidjan after being abandoned by politicians and others who exploited them at the time, according to local officials who blame the government for not taking action.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100506/Warning-over-rampaging-youth-gangs-in-Abidjan
Analysis: Why child marriage persists in Nepal
15 August 2014 (IRIN ), At age 33, Rami Biswokarma has been married for 20 years. Her village of Kateghari in Nepal’s western Surkhet District has seen multiple campaigns against child marriage, but she says little has changed.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100492/Analysis-Why-child-marriage-persists-in-Nepal
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
Poor sanitation, poverty behind Swazi diarrhoea outbreak
1 August 2014 (IRIN ), A nationwide outbreak of diarrhoea attributed to rotavirus has claimed the lives of nearly 40 young children in Swaziland during the past month and highlighted the need for better sanitation and clean water in schools and homes.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100430/Poor-sanitation-poverty-behind-Swazi-diarrhoea-outbreak
Briefing: South Sudan heads towards famine
31 July 2014 (IRIN ), More than a third of South Sudan’s population is at risk of severe food insecurity as a result of the ongoing conflict, and the international community, NGOs and local organizations are sounding the alarm over an impending famine.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100422/Briefing-South-Sudan-heads-towards-famine
Uganda teen pregnancies’ plan under fire
24 July 2014 (IRIN ), A new Ugandan sex-education campaign to reduce teen pregnancy, maternal mortality among young women and girls, and the cost of post-abortion medical care, is generating heated debate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100399/Uganda-teen-pregnancies-plan-under-fire
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
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
Text and voice messages help close Bangladesh health gap
1 July 2014 (IRIN ), Bangladesh is moving to boost maternal health services in poorly-served rural areas by targeting voice and text messages at expectant and pregnant mothers and their families. The aim is to educate and support mothers in places where health services are weak.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100286/Text-and-voice-messages-help-close-Bangladesh-health-gap
Australian immigration policy piles pressure on Indonesia
24 June 2014 (IRIN ), The system for registering, protecting, and finding durable solutions for asylum seekers in Indonesia risks becoming overburdened - potentially sparking unrest - as migrant arrivals continue and Australia’s maritime immigration policy deters boat journeys, officials and activists say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100255/Australian-immigration-policy-piles-pressure-on-Indonesia
Pakistan’s traumatized war children play soldiers and Taliban
16 June 2014 (IRIN ), More than 60,000 people have fled North Waziristan Agency to safer parts of Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan as Pakistan’s military launches an offensive in the region. Most of the people fleeing are children, and mental health experts are concerned that they will not have access to proper trauma care.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100226/Pakistan-s-traumatized-war-children-play-soldiers-and-Taliban
Amid the violence, education suffers in South Sudan
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), The latest conflict in South Sudan has undermined much of the progress that had been made in education there since a 2005 peace accord between Khartoum and southern rebels ended decades of civil war.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100210/Amid-the-violence-education-suffers-in-South-Sudan
CAR’s unaccompanied children stuck in limbo
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), The violence in Central African Republic forced 97,000 civilians to flee across the border to Chad. Some 1,200 of those in flight were unaccompanied or separated children, who now long to find their families and return to school and to safety, or at least some semblance of normality.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100203/CAR-s-unaccompanied-children-stuck-in-limbo
Curbing Guinea’s other outbreaks
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), With health authorities and medical personnel battling Guinea’s first outbreak of Ebola, there have inevitably been concerns about finding the human and physical resources to combat other diseases. Unlike Ebola, measles and meningitis are well known to Guinea and require a major, coordinated response from both the state and NGOs. Despite the ‘Ebola factor’, health organizations say they have maintained their operations and are combating measles and meningitis effectively.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100201/Curbing-Guinea-s-other-outbreaks
Young Zimbabweans miss out on HIV testing
9 June 2014 (IRIN ), Young people with HIV are dying in increasing numbers in Zimbabwe at a time when HIV-related deaths are declining for all other age groups.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100185/Young-Zimbabweans-miss-out-on-HIV-testing
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
Spare the rod - the biology of poverty and violence
30 May 2014 (IRIN ), Scientific advances in human biology may soon have a profound bearing on the policies that governments and organizations adopt towards young mothers, caregivers and babies in poor and stressed communities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100153/Spare-the-rod-the-biology-of-poverty-and-violence
More investment needed to reduce stunting in Timor-Leste
29 May 2014 (IRIN ), New data indicate that stunting among under-five children is being reduced in Timor-Leste, but experts warn much greater investment is needed in areas such as micronutrient supplementation, salt iodization and education to bring levels down further.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100147/More-investment-needed-to-reduce-stunting-in-Timor-Leste

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