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Eyes Wide Shut: The challenge of humanitarian biometrics
26 August 2015 (IRIN ), The use of biometrics clearly has a role to play in humanitarianism. The challenge, says IRIN columnist Paul Currion, is to protect the vulnerable, whose identities may be vital for accessing government services, while preventing powerful states and private companies who may seek to experiment or exploit.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101913/Eyes-Wide-Shut-The-challenge-of-humanitarian-biometrics
The lost childhoods behind our chocolate
25 August 2015 (IRIN ), An estimated 1.62 million children are forced to work in Cote d'Ivoire each year. The majority spend their days in cocoa fields, cultivating the beans that will eventually become chocolate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101912/The-lost-childhoods-behind-our-chocolate
Why child migrants are playing grown up in Italy
27 July 2015 (IRIN ), Since the start of the year, nearly 7,500 child migrants have arrived in Italy without a parent or guardian. Many don't admit to being under 18 for fear the authorities will place them in a centre for unaccompanied migrant children, dashing their hopes of reaching northern Europe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101790/Why-child-migrants-are-playing-grown-up-in-Italy
Scars deepen for Ukraine's children
20 July 2015 (IRIN ), Children near the frontlines in Ukraine are increasingly showing the psychological and social effects of the lengthening conflict. A UNICEF program is trying to provide therapy through art, games and group discussion. But as the war goes on, the scars are only likely to deepen:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101766/Scars-deepen-for-Ukraine-s-children
US failing kids fleeing Central America
17 July 2015 (IRIN ), Mechanisms put in place to stop an unprecedented influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America to the southern US border – which peaked last summer – are failing scores of children fleeing violence in their native countries:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101762/US-failing-kids-fleeing-Central-America
For Ugandan children born of war, the struggle continues
7 July 2015 (IRIN ), Actual combat may have ended almost a decade ago in northern Uganda, but for many women abducted by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army and the children they conceived in captivity, the war is far from over.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101721/For-Ugandan-children-born-of-war-the-struggle-continues
Niger: Boko Haram's neglected crisis
29 June 2015 (IRIN ), Nigerian families first began seeking refuge in Niger in 2013, but Boko Haram-related violence in the region has spiked in recent months, causing the number of refugees to balloon and leading to a fast-growing humanitarian crisis that is garnering little international media attention:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101687/Niger-Boko-Haram-s-neglected-crisis
Pakistan turns up the heat on NGOs
19 June 2015 (IRIN ), The recent closure of Save the Children USA in Pakistan has further soured relations between NGOs and the government, potentially putting at risk life-saving programs for tens of thousands of people across the country
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101657/Pakistan-turns-up-the-heat-on-NGOs
Stateless in the Sahel
18 June 2015 (IRIN ), Thousands of children born to Mauritanian refugees in Mali are at risk of becoming stateless because they have not been issued birth certificates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101647/Stateless-in-the-Sahel
Does labour migration do more harm than good?
12 June 2015 (IRIN ), Unlike its namesake, Jeddah Village boasts no sprawling shopping centres or skyscrapers soaring from the desert sands, but this cluster of homes in Indonesia’s Cireunghas district is intimately tied to Saudi Arabia’s commercial capital: many of the houses were built with money saved by locals who travelled there to work.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101627/Does-labour-migration-do-more-harm-than-good
IRIN’s Top Picks: Burundi, bombs and bogus claims
5 June 2015 (IRIN ), This week our Top Picks cover the deadly civilian toll in Yemen, Burundi, the battle against self-declared Islamic State in Iraq, an alleged aid scandal in Haiti, and how to change the global aid infrastructure for the better:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101594/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Burundi-bombs-and-bogus-claims
Iraqi IDPs: one year and counting
4 June 2015 (IRIN ), One year on from the fall of Mosul to militants from the so-called Islamic State, displaced families living in a camp in Erbil tell IRIN how they are coming to terms with their new situation but still dream of one day being able to go home.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101582/Iraqi-IDPs-one-year-and-counting
Wet beds and nightmares: Yemen's children learn war
1 June 2015 (IRIN ), Yemeni children are suffering sustained psychosocial trauma due to airstrikes and gun battles. Many are also at risk from explosive remnants of war that now litter their communities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101563/Wet-beds-and-nightmares-Yemen-s-children-learn-war
Photo Feature: Burundi's Endless Exodus
22 May 2015 (IRIN ), Over 110,000 Burundians have fled their country amid protests and an attempted coup d’etat. Now a cholera outbreak has made the journey all the more dangerous.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101534/Photo-Feature-Burundi-s-Endless-Exodus
Prisons ignoring the rights of Ivorian youth
21 May 2015 (IRIN ), Hundreds of children in Cote d'Ivoire are living among adult prisoners in detention centres as they await trial.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101524/Prisons-ignoring-the-rights-of-Ivorian-youth
Philippines strives to end recruitment of child soldiers
20 May 2015 (IRIN ), The Philippines government has taken steps to make good on its pledged to stop the use of child soldiers by all official and non-state armed groups. But the apparent surrender of an 11 year-old boy who has been fighting with the communist New People's Army for the past six years, shows the practice is still widespread among the country's insurgent militias.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101517/Philippines-strives-to-end-recruitment-of-child-soldiers
Insecurity fuels food shortages in northern Cameroon
19 May 2015 (IRIN ), Nearly 200,000 people in northern Cameroon don't have enough to eat due to ongoing attacks by Boko Haram.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101514/Insecurity-fuels-food-shortages-in-northern-Cameroon
Children bear brunt of Yemen’s war
18 May 2015 (IRIN ), Aid agencies in Yemen are warning of dire consequences for the country’s children if the conflict there does not stop soon. In addition to young people being killed and injured, malnutrition and diarrhea are on the rise due to limited access to food and clean water and close to two million are out of school due to the fighting.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101511/Children-bear-brunt-of-Yemen-s-war
The pain of the new normal: Guinea after Ebola
13 May 2015 (IRIN ), The Ebola outbreak has ended in many parts of Guinea, but things are not as they were before. Life carries on, but the stigma and the emotional scars linger as people try to get used to the new normal:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101484/The-pain-of-the-new-normal-Guinea-after-Ebola
Boko Haram attacks spark education crisis in Cameroon
12 May 2015 (IRIN ), Cross-border attacks by Boko Haram in northern Cameroon have led to the closure of more than 120 schools and halted the education of tens of thousands of children displaced by the violence.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101480/Boko-Haram-attacks-spark-education-crisis-in-Cameroon

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