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South Africa's health system shuns asylum seekers
31 October 2014 (IRIN ), When Elise M’s* 18-year-old daughter tried to kill herself with an overdose of pills last year, the ambulance that Elise called took them to nearby South Rand Hospital, in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville. But nurses at the hospital refused to admit her.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100776/South-Africa-s-health-system-shuns-asylum-seekers
CAR: The search for justice
30 October 2014 (IRIN ), As the International Criminal Court (ICC) steps up its work in the Central African Republic (CAR), pledging to bring the worst perpetrators of violence to justice, concerted efforts are being made to counter endemic impunity in CAR. But the prevailing insecurity in many parts of the country rules out any quick fix solutions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100773/CAR-The-search-for-justice
Indonesian brothel closures hit HIV prevention
30 October 2014 (IRIN ), Brothel closures in Indonesian cities could put sex workers in danger and hamper HIV prevention efforts, say health experts and outreach workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100774/Indonesian-brothel-closures-hit-HIV-prevention
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
Ebola: Experienced doctors still rare
27 October 2014 (IRIN ), The difficulty of finding doctors with field experience is hampering international medical intervention to help curb Ebola in West Africa. Fear of contracting the virus and restricted air travel have also slowed the response.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100764/Ebola-Experienced-doctors-still-rare
Germany struggles to house rising number of asylum seekers
24 October 2014 (IRIN ), When a video emerged last month of security guards physically abusing a resident of a refugee housing facility in the German town of Burbach, the ensuing media furore shone a light on an asylum system straining under the weight of an unprecedented caseload.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100754/Germany-struggles-to-house-rising-number-of-asylum-seekers
Exporting Ebola - who's really at risk?
22 October 2014 (IRIN ), More than 50 percent of Americans report being afraid of a mass Ebola outbreak on US soil, according to a Harvard poll earlier this month, but health experts say the true risk is further spread of the virus within the West African region.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100749/Exporting-Ebola-who-s-really-at-risk
Corruption disrupts government aid to Iraq's displaced
22 October 2014 (IRIN ), Officials in Iraq are diverting and delaying payments earmarked for displaced families, leaving some families unable to afford food.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100746/Corruption-disrupts-government-aid-to-Iraq-s-displaced
Analysis: The state of state-building in Somalia
21 October 2014 (IRIN ), A fence-mending deal signed this month by Somalia and Puntland has variously been hailed as a blueprint for stability and state-building in the wake of decades of civil war, and dismissed as a recipe for renewed inter-clan violence.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100745/Analysis-The-state-of-state-building-in-Somalia
Ebola - Can you quarantine West Africa?
20 October 2014 (IRIN ), Since the death of Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan in Texas on 8 October and the Ebola infection of two US nurses that treated him, there have been increasing calls by US lawmakers to ban travel from the countries most affected by the virus - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100736/Ebola-Can-you-quarantine-West-Africa
Ebola hits West Africa food security
20 October 2014 (IRIN ), West Africa's Ebola outbreak, which has been disrupting agricultural and market activities, threatens to erode food security and negatively affect the livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone unless more is done to meet their immediate food and nutritional needs, say aid agencies.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100738/Ebola-hits-West-Africa-food-security
Asia's first IDP policy - from theory to practice
20 October 2014 (IRIN ), Afghanistan's new policy on internally displaced people grants a whole swathe of rights to those forced from their homes by conflict or disaster but it now needs to implemented.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100737/Asia-s-first-IDP-policy-from-theory-to-practice
Liberians in US face worsening Ebola stigma
17 October 2014 (IRIN ), Africans living in the US from the three Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, are under enormous pressure trying to help their families and ravaged communities back home. And they face an additional challenge: stigma.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100734/Liberians-in-US-face-worsening-Ebola-stigma
Nepal disaster preparedness needs to go local
17 October 2014 (IRIN ), Mid-summer monsoon rains in Nepal triggered over three dozen floods and landslides,killing over 200 people and displacing tens of thousands. Experts say this highlights preparedness and response challenges and the urgent need for these to be prioritized in development plans and at local government level.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100723/Nepal-disaster-preparedness-needs-to-go-local
Tanzania’s new citizens to get land, voting rights
17 October 2014 (IRIN ), Over 162,000 former Burundian refugees, who were recently granted Tanzanian citizenship after living in the country for over four decades, will now be able to buy and own land and vote, said a senior government official.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100725/Tanzania-s-new-citizens-to-get-land-voting-rights
Is Freetown fighting a losing battle against Ebola?
16 October 2014 (IRIN ), On the return trip to Freetown from Kenema a couple of days later we meet Laventa Konneh in Moyambo town, the only person allowed to leave her house because the town is in lockdown and she is a contact tracer.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100722/Is-Freetown-fighting-a-losing-battle-against-Ebola
Limited support for key populations undermines Ugandan HIV control
16 October 2014 (IRIN ), Uganda’s HIV/AIDS control efforts have been undermined by a lack of consensus and clarity over which people constitute Key Populations (KPs) to be targeted in various prevention, care and treatment efforts, say experts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100721/Limited-support-for-key-populations-undermines-Ugandan-HIV-control
Day in the life of a Kenema Ebola treatment centre
14 October 2014 (IRIN ), We’re heading to the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) Ebola treatment centre 15km out of Kenema town in eastern Sierra Leone. It’s known locally as the “Ebola camp” because it’s made up of a dozen or so white tented structures set up outside. It is surrounded by lush green forest and mountains loom in the distance.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100716/Day-in-the-life-of-a-Kenema-Ebola-treatment-centre
No justice, no peace for northern Mali
13 October 2014 (IRIN ), Thousands of northerners who experienced human rights abuses during the occupation of Mali’s north are struggling to find redress amidst concerns that a climate of impunity is continuing and the government’s control in many areas of the north is at best shaky. People in the north were exposed to forced disappearances, torture, summary executions and sexual abuse, with most of the offences committed after March 2012 when Islamist extremists occupied large parts of territory.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100707/No-justice-no-peace-for-northern-Mali
Uproar over Harare demolitions
13 October 2014 (IRIN ), Thousands of residents in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare and surrounding areas are facing eviction from their homes as local authorities embark on an operation to demolish all illegal structures.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100709/Uproar-over-Harare-demolitions

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