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Boko Haram hits north Cameroon schools
1 December 2014 (IRIN ), Nearly 70 schools in Cameroon’s Far North Region have been forced to close, are damaged, or operate intermittently as a result of the recurrent cross-border raids by Nigerian Boko Haram insurgents, officials say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100902/Boko-Haram-hits-north-Cameroon-schools
Northeast Nigeria: "Hundreds of thousands have fled"
28 November 2014 (IRIN ), More than 400,000 people in northeastern Nigeria, who have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, are in "urgent need" of assistance, humanitarian agencies say. This number is likely to increase as attacks against civilians escalate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100890/Northeast-Nigeria-Hundreds-of-thousands-have-fled
PRESS RELEASE: IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), After nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, the humanitarian news service IRIN is spinning off to become an independent non-profit media venture, with the support of a major private donor
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100867/PRESS-RELEASE-IRIN-humanitarian-news-service-to-spin-off-from-the-UN
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
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
Australia pushes on with asylum seeker deterrence
29 October 2014 (IRIN ), As Australia moves on with a plan to resettle some 1,000 refugees in Cambodia, its legislature is also debating a bill that would eliminate most references to the 1951 Refugee Convention from domestic legislation - a move critics say could bolster the government’s asylum seeker deterrence efforts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100768/Australia-pushes-on-with-asylum-seeker-deterrence
Gains and gaps in Ugandan HIV treatment
10 October 2014 (IRIN ), Over the past three years Uganda has succeeded in more than doubling the number of eligible children receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Paediatric HIV infections, meanwhile, have plummeted. But almost six out of every 10 children who need ART are still not receiving the treatment.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100704/Gains-and-gaps-in-Ugandan-HIV-treatment
Ebola effect reverses gains in maternal, child mortality
8 October 2014 (IRIN ), Maternal and infant deaths in Liberia and Sierra Leone are set to rise above their current alarming rates as fear of Ebola keeps pregnant women away from hospitals and makes already-scarce health workers reluctant to deliver babies.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100698/Ebola-effect-reverses-gains-in-maternal-child-mortality
Dire conditions for Nigerian refugees in Cameroon
6 October 2014 (IRIN ), Thousands of Nigerians who have fled attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram are crowded into Minawao refugee camp in Cameroon’s Far North Region, living in increasingly squalid conditions and at risk of contracting measles and other diseases, according to relief agencies.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100689/Dire-conditions-for-Nigerian-refugees-in-Cameroon
Polio cases surge in Pakistan*
29 September 2014 (IRIN ), Pakistan is heading for one of its worst years for polio in recent times. According to figures from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), 166 cases of polio have been verified this year, compared to 28 at the same time last year.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100669/Polio-cases-surge-in-Pakistan
FILM: Ultimate Betrayal – Cambodia’s orphanage scandal
18 September 2014 (IRIN ), IRIN is proud to announce the launch of Ultimate Betrayal, a film by award-winning film maker Nicky Lankester.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100627/FILM-Ultimate-Betrayal-Cambodia-s-orphanage-scandal
Cameroon border towns no safe haven for Nigerian refugees
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram violence at home and seeking refuge in Cameroon border towns are still not safe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100618/Cameroon-border-towns-no-safe-haven-for-Nigerian-refugees
South African move on child trafficking
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), The announcement yesterday that parents would have another nine months to comply with new regulations for travelling into and out of South Africa with their children has been met with a collective sigh of relief.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100621/South-African-move-on-child-trafficking
Back to school in Gaza amid fear, hope
13 September 2014 (IRIN ), Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian pupils in Gaza are heading back to school on 14 September keen to start a delayed new academic year, and all too aware of the impact of the recent conflict.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100607/Back-to-school-in-Gaza-amid-fear-hope
Military operations in NW Pakistan disrupt education
10 September 2014 (IRIN ), Continuing military operations in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal district are disrupting the education of more than 85,000 students in state-run schools.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100594/Military-operations-in-NW-Pakistan-disrupt-education
Flood displaced Zimbabweans allege forcible resettlement
10 September 2014 (IRIN ), More than 3,000 families in Zimbabwe’s southeastern Masvingo Province who accuse the government of forcibly resettling them to small plots of undeveloped land, are facing hardships including a lack of adequate food, shelter, health and education facilities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100593/Flood-displaced-Zimbabweans-allege-forcible-resettlement
South Sudan’s child soldiers - a step backwards
25 August 2014 (IRIN ), The government of South Sudan signed an Action Plan with the UN in 2012 to end the use of child soldiers but there is evidence the ongoing conflict is eroding any gains achieved.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100534/South-Sudan-s-child-soldiers-a-step-backwards
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

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