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Back to the ballot-box - Guinea-Bissau seeks stability
11 April 2014 (IRIN ), Guinea-Bissau observers doubt that the long-delayed post-coup presidential election set for 13 April will be sufficient to jolt the country back to stability. But there are hopes that the polls will restore constitutional order, revive donor support and stabilize the economy.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99929/Back-to-the-ballot-box-Guinea-Bissau-seeks-stability
Getting CAR back to school
9 April 2014 (IRIN ), Coloured paper chains from last Christmas still hang from the ceiling of a dusty classroom in the Groupement scolaire pour une éducation fondamentale et internationale (GSEFI), a multi-faith school in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99911/Getting-CAR-back-to-school
NGO-NGO learning: what works?
8 April 2014 (IRIN ), A whole industry has emerged to foster humanitarian learning and, in the main, actors are increasingly collaborative and open when it comes to learning lessons from emergencies. But challenges persist, including a prevailing aversity to risk as the industry corporatizes, and a disconnect between individual and institutional, formal and non-formal, learning.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99900/NGO-NGO-learning-what-works
Myanmar peace and development scorecard
8 April 2014 (IRIN ), Three years after Myanmar’s first nominally civilian government in decades came to power, many of the country’s 135 minority ethnic groups say they have yet to see any tangible change on the ground.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99899/Myanmar-peace-and-development-scorecard
Access to education an added challenge for refugees in Egypt
8 April 2014 (IRIN ), As the number of Syrians in Egypt rises, refugees say it has become increasingly difficult to find places for their children in already overstretched government schools. In addition, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Egypt complain of unaffordable school costs in private and public schools, bureaucratic enrolment procedures, and a growing atmosphere of suspicion, xenophobia and discrimination in the classroom.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99901/Access-to-education-an-added-challenge-for-refugees-in-Egypt
Concern over polling in Afghan schools and clinics
2 April 2014 (IRIN ), The recent spate of Taliban-led attacks against electoral targets in Afghanistan, with the presidential vote just days away, has increased concerns in the aid community about the use of schools and health clinics as polling stations.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99875/Concern-over-polling-in-Afghan-schools-and-clinics
Regional insecurity fuels polio in Cameroon
26 March 2014 (IRIN ), Three new polio cases have been confirmed in Cameroon over the past two weeks, making it the country’s first outbreak since 2011 and causing alarm among health officials who link the virus’s spread to weak vaccine campaign coverage and displacement following violence in neighbouring northeastern Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99841/Regional-insecurity-fuels-polio-in-Cameroon
Scant progress on Senegal’s talibé problem
21 March 2014 (IRIN ), Despite pledges by the Senegalese government to end child begging and to crack down on the Koranic schools that exploit the tens of thousands of boys, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on 19 March that very little has been done.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99809/Scant-progress-on-Senegal-s-talibé-problem
Zimbabwe’s misery diamonds
7 February 2014 (IRIN ), The loss of land and a gender hierarchy, among other factors, are forcing some young girls – with parental consent – to forsake school and turn to sex work on diamond mines in the Marange region of eastern Zimbabwe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99609/Zimbabwe-s-misery-diamonds
Why Sri Lankan children in north drop out
7 February 2014 (IRIN ), Sri Lankan authorities have expressed concern over an increasing number of reports that children are dropping out of school in the conflict-affected north, where economic pressure and poor prospects are creating conditions that could have negative consequences for the future development of the region.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99606/Why-Sri-Lankan-children-in-north-drop-out
Jordan’s other refugees feel forgotten
5 February 2014 (IRIN ), Just like thousands of refugees arriving in Jordan, Jacob Khamees experienced violence, hunger and fear in his home country. “I still remember when they attacked us, killed the animals and burned the fields,” he told IRIN.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99591/Jordan-s-other-refugees-feel-forgotten
Child labour climbs among Iraqi refugees in Lebanon
3 February 2014 (IRIN ), A new report by the NGO Caritas, which has been providing support for Iraqi refugees in the country for over a decade, says a growing number of children are being forced into labour.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99583/Child-labour-climbs-among-Iraqi-refugees-in-Lebanon
Displaced by Boko Haram, Nigerians risk invisibility in Niger
30 January 2014 (IRIN ), Up to 37,000 people - both Nigerians and Nigeriens - have fled Boko Haram violence in northeastern Nigeria since early 2012, and most are sheltering with families in neighbouring Niger, but the aid response thus far has been patchy. Government efforts to register the displaced have been slow, and the refugees among them have yet to be given refugee status.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99558/Displaced-by-Boko-Haram-Nigerians-risk-invisibility-in-Niger
Water brings change flowing in Pakistan’s Tharparkar
29 January 2014 (IRIN ), Sohani Bibi, 10, looks through her schoolbooks with wonder. It is the first set she has ever owned, and in a few months, she will attend school for the first time, in the desert district of Tharparkar in Pakistan’s Sindh Province.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99553/Water-brings-change-flowing-in-Pakistan-s-Tharparkar
Teacher training offers hope for Myanmar’s rural education
17 January 2014 (IRIN ), A church school in India for young ethnic Chin migrants from northwestern Myanmar is training a new generation of missionaries, who will return to their mountainous homeland across the border to make education more accessible, especially in remote rural areas.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99489/Teacher-training-offers-hope-for-Myanmar-s-rural-education
Few jobs for university grads in the north
9 January 2014 (IRIN ), University graduates in northern Sri Lanka, which is recovering from decades of civil war, are looking at a sparse employment landscape with few opportunities on offer, say officials.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99441/Few-jobs-for-university-grads-in-the-north
West Africa: West African livelihoods weakened by graft
3 January 2014 (IRIN ), Poor public services in many West African countries, with already dire human development indicators, are under constant pressure from pervasive corruption. Observers say graft is corroding proper governance and causing growing numbers of people to sink into poverty
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99422/West-Africa-West-African-livelihoods-weakened-by-graft
Typhoon-affected schools slowly reopen
10 December 2013 (IRIN ), Schools in typhoon-affected areas of the Philippines are slowly reopening and thousands are resuming classes one month after the category 5 storm struck, giving these children a much needed sense of normalcy. Millions of pupils have had their education disrupted due to schools being severely damaged or used as shelter.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99300/Typhoon-affected-schools-slowly-reopen
Dam project displaces hundreds of families in Zimbabwe
5 December 2013 (IRIN ), Several thousand people in southeastern Zimbabwe's drought-prone Masvingo Province have had to leave their ancestral homes and villages in exchange for plots of undeveloped land lacking any infrastructure, in order to make way for the construction of a dam.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99269/Dam-project-displaces-hundreds-of-families-in-Zimbabwe
Myanmar Chin education and the cycle of poverty
3 December 2013 (IRIN ), For the past three weeks, every morning before the primary school starts in Ngon Laung village in Myanmar’s northwestern Chin State, Ba Thein, the principal, looks for a teenage student who has been absent for nearly one month.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99258/Myanmar-Chin-education-and-the-cycle-of-poverty

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