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Uganda grapples with paediatric vaccine shortages
14 May 2013 (IRIN ), Ugandan children are going unimmunized as the country grapples with persistent and widespread vaccine shortages, the result of insufficient funds and inefficient procurement and supply systems, officials say.
Boko Haram attacks hit school attendance in Borno State
14 May 2013 (IRIN ), Around 15,000 children in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, have stopped attending classes since February 2013, according to a Borno State Ministry of Education official who preferred anonymity, as Boko Haram extremists continue a wave of attacks on state schools.
Little support, no justice for Mali rape survivors
6 May 2013 (IRIN ), During the rebel takeover of northern Mali in April 2012, many women said they were subjected to rape or sexual assault. Since then, little or no support has come through for these women, say aid workers.
Conflict cuts off civilians in DRC's Katanga
2 May 2013 (IRIN ), Tens of thousands of displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Katanga Province have received little or no humanitarian aid in the months since having fled ongoing conflict.
Behaviour change needed to combat malnutrition in Nepal
1 May 2013 (IRIN ), More work is needed to improve nutritional behaviour in Nepal, where nearly half of children under five are chronically malnourished, experts say.
Pressure in Philippines to end ban on formula milk aid
30 April 2013 (IRIN ), Health authorities in the Philippines were vigilant in keeping out infant formula donations when Typhoon Bopha hit last December, but activists are concerned the infant formula industry will succeed in pushing through legislative changes that will allow formula donations in future emergencies, making it harder to convince women in those crises to continue exclusive breastfeeding.
Smart science in the fight against malaria
26 April 2013 (IRIN ), Malaria continues to be one of the world’s deadliest diseases, annually infecting more than 200 million people and killing more than 660,000, most of them African children, according to the UN World Health Organization.
Building health systems from scratch in Somalia
26 April 2013 (IRIN ), Lul Mohamed, director of the paediatric ward at Banadir Hospital in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, treated five children after two bomb attacks killed 30 people on 14 April. "And they were shooting last night. One died, a bullet in his liver," she said of an eight-year-old boy.
Iraq 10 years on: Schools try to play catch-up
26 April 2013 (IRIN ), Iraq’s education system was once the jewel of the Middle East. Today, it is struggling to catch up, with five million children out of school, according to a 2007 survey.
Children bear brunt of CAR crisis
25 April 2013 (IRIN ), Sporadic armed clashes, looting of orphanages, recruitment into armed groups, and widespread school closures have made life perilous for children in the Central African Republic (CAR) in the wake of a 24 March rebel coup by the Séléka alliance.

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