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After Ebola: What next for West Africa’s health systems
26 January 2015 (IRIN ), As rates of Ebola infection fall in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone planning has begun on how to rebuild public health systems and learn lessons from the outbreak.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101046/After-Ebola-What-next-for-West-Africa-s-health-systems
We saw what you did - satellites and human rights
23 January 2015 (IRIN ), The shocking satellite imagery of the destruction in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga and nearby villages earlier this month provided graphic evidence of the extent of the crimes by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram when they stormed in.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101038/We-saw-what-you-did-satellites-and-human-rights
Nice and dirty – the importance of soil
16 January 2015 (IRIN ), Be it laterite, loam, peat or clay, soil is life. It's the foundation of food security, and so the UN has declared 2015 as the year to draw attention to the stuff.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101019/Nice-and-dirty-the-importance-of-soil
Violence, arrests and mistrust ahead of Burundi polls
16 January 2015 (IRIN ), This year's polls are supposed to move Burundi further away from a conflict-blighted past towards stable democracy. But a major battle with unidentified rebels, the arrest of politicians and increasing mistrust between the government and opposition are creating a tense electoral climate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101018/Violence-arrests-and-mistrust-ahead-of-Burundi-polls
Nigerian lives matter - the Baga controversy
15 January 2015 (IRIN ), Two thousand killed or 150? Controversy surrounds the death toll in the northern Nigerian town of Baga following an attack in early January by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101008/Nigerian-lives-matter-the-Baga-controversy
Boko Haram and Nigeria's future - five key questions answered*
13 January 2015 (IRIN ), The terrible news keeps on coming from Nigeria’s embattled northeast. Two suspected child suicide bombers reportedly blew themselves up in a crowded market on Sunday – the second such attack in two days linked to Boko Haram in which young girls were strapped with explosives. Meanwhile, the Islamic extremist group has maintained the momentum of its more conventional attacks, capturing the town of Baga last week on the border with Chad and deliberately executing civilians (earlier reports of up to 2,000 dead by Amnesty International have been disputed by the military. But the true figure remains unknown).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101000/Boko-Haram-and-Nigeria-s-future-five-key-questions-answered
Striving for peace in CAR
7 January 2015 (IRIN ), Civil society and religious organisations in the Central African Republic are working to rebuild trust and harmony in a country fraught with ethnic and religious animosity since the overthrow of President François Bozizé in March 2013.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100975/Striving-for-peace-in-CAR
Kenya's security act threatens refugees
5 January 2015 (IRIN ), Human rights groups are warning that Kenya's controversial Security Amendment Act still poses a threat to refugees' rights despite a high court decision on Friday that suspends parts of the bill for 30 days pending a full court hearing.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100987/Kenya-s-security-act-threatens-refugees
Burning issues facing Sri Lanka ahead of January polls
16 December 2014 (IRIN ), As Sri Lanka gears up for a presidential election five years after the end a long separatist rebellion, the country, especially the war-scarred north, faces a raft of unresolved chronic problems. Analysts regard many of them as long-term drivers of conflict.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100946/Burning-issues-facing-Sri-Lanka-ahead-of-January-polls
Timor-Leste's judicial lurch could worsen domestic violence trauma
15 December 2014 (IRIN ), Timor-Leste's efforts to reduce the prevalence of domestic gender-based violence through criminalization and prosecution, already hampered by a general lack of trust in the formal court system, have suffered a fresh setback with the enforced departure of 11 foreign judicial staff who had played a key role in delivering justice in rural areas.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100942/Timor-Leste-s-judicial-lurch-could-worsen-domestic-violence-trauma
South Africa's controversial new asylum form
11 December 2014 (IRIN ), Refugee advocates in South Africa have reacted with dismay and skepticism to a planned revamp of the asylum application process which the government says is designed to distinguish economic migrants from people with a bona fide case for refugee status.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100935/South-Africa-s-controversial-new-asylum-form
IRIN's top reads this week
4 December 2014 (IRIN ), Do you want to stay on top of the current debate around humanitarian and development issues without having to trawl the web? Welcome to our reading list pulling together our correspondents' top picks of must-read research, reports and in-depth articles.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100914/IRIN-s-top-reads-this-week
Cash transfers: Good for people, bad for the community?
2 December 2014 (IRIN ), Some 24 million people around the world now receive money instead of food or goods from humanitarian and development agencies.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100907/Cash-transfers-Good-for-people-bad-for-the-community
Locking Ebola out of Sierra Leone jails
1 December 2014 (IRIN ), It is next to impossible to avoid physical contact in an overcrowded prison. In Sierra Leone, heavily congested jails and a worsening Ebola outbreak make a potentially lethal combination. So how do you keep inmates safe?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100903/Locking-Ebola-out-of-Sierra-Leone-jails
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
Terrorism hits education, health in Kenya’s marginalized Mandera
28 November 2014 (IRIN ), People in northern Kenya’s marginalized Mandera County face a devastating loss of basic services as teachers, healthcare workers and other state employees face calls to leave in the wake of a terrorist attack which claimed 28 bus passengers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100891/Terrorism-hits-education-health-in-Kenya-s-marginalized-Mandera
Peak youth - seizing the moment
25 November 2014 (IRIN ), We have accepted the concept “peak oil” - the point where oil production goes into an irreversible decline. Now we are being asked to contemplate that we are also rapidly approaching “peak youth”, when there will be more young people than ever before in the history of the planet, and when young people as a proportion of the population will reach a maximum, before starting to drop.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100881/Peak-youth-seizing-the-moment
Bangladesh's Rohingya camps - promise or peril?
25 November 2014 (IRIN ), Bangladesh's announcement that it will move two camps housing some 30,000 officially documented Rohingya refugees has heightened anxieties among the Muslim minority, who fled persecution in neighbouring Myanmar. Observers applaud the possibility of improving camp conditions, but are concerned the move could also increase insecurity.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100882/Bangladesh-s-Rohingya-camps-promise-or-peril
Mauritania cracks down on land reform activists
21 November 2014 (IRIN ), The latest arrest of a group of prominent anti-slavery activists in Mauritania has once again brought to the fore the country's struggle with slavery and discrimination based on colour.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100868/Mauritania-cracks-down-on-land-reform-activists
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

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