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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
Rape, stigma, poverty: The lot of urban refugees in Cameroon
24 August 2015 (IRIN ), Despite efforts to help refugees who settle in urban areas, many still face stigma, poverty and sexual assault.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101907/Rape-stigma-poverty-The-lot-of-urban-refugees-in-Cameroon
Burundi diary - inauguration day
20 August 2015 (IRIN ), In this latest installment of his Bujumbura Diary, IRIN correspondent Desire Nimubona reflects on the insecurity in his country on the day that President Pierre Nkurunziza is sworn in for a controversial third term in office.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101894/Burundi-diary-inauguration-day
What peace deal? No end to Mali conflict
19 August 2015 (IRIN ), The Malian government and Northern rebel groups signed a peace deal on 20 June that was supposed to end years of conflict. Two months later, the violence continues.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101889/What-peace-deal-No-end-to-Mali-conflict
Progress but little punch in Libya talks
17 August 2015 (IRIN ), Almost a year into UN-led talks in Libya, progress has been excruciatingly slow - often appearing to slide backwards. But Mary Fitzgerald, who has been watching the talks closely, finds some reason for optimism.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101866/Progress-but-little-punch-in-Libya-talks
IRIN's Top Picks: Syria’s status, the migrant crisis and talking to ISIS
14 August 2015 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101863/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Syria-s-status-the-migrant-crisis-and-talking-to-ISIS
IRIN's Top Picks: Lessons for aid workers, Instagram migrants, and quitting when ahead
7 August 2015 (IRIN ), Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101836/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Lessons-for-aid-workers-Instagram-migrants-and-quitting-when-ahead
Church v state: a worrying dynamic for Burundi
4 August 2015 (IRIN ), The growing schism between the Catholic Church and Burundi’s political leadership is a particularly worrisome aspect of the fallout from President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term, which has already seen dozens killed in protests and 175,000 people, mostly women and children, flee the country since April.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101824/Church-v-state-a-worrying-dynamic-for-Burundi
Dial A for Aid - Iraq's new humanitarian hotline
3 August 2015 (IRIN ), A communication gap has grown between the 3.1 million displaced Iraqis and the organisations supposed to serve them. Can a new hotline help? Or will they just be a voice telling people that their food aid has been cut?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101815/Dial-A-for-Aid-Iraq-s-new-humanitarian-hotline
US food aid: Charity begins at home
30 July 2015 (IRIN ), More than 60 years after the US Food for Peace program was launched, vested interests continue to hinder reforms to allow for more local sourcing of food aid.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101803/US-food-aid-Charity-begins-at-home
Morocco: The forgotten frontline of the migrant crisis
29 July 2015 (IRIN ), Morocco has become a choke point for sub-Saharan African migrants aiming to reach Europe, pinched by the Moroccan and Spanish governments working together to halt the flow across the Mediterranean. In this multimedia special, IRIN talks to the migrants determined to cross, playing cat-and-mouse with the authorities, and explores Morocco's role as outsourced "Gendarme" for Europe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101798/Morocco-The-forgotten-frontline-of-the-migrant-crisis
Did Malaysia merit its human trafficking upgrade?
28 July 2015 (IRIN ), Malaysian and international NGOs have expressed shock following the release of the US State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report on Monday, which saw Malaysia being upgraded from Tier 3, the lowest level, where it had been placed in 2014, to the Tier 2 Watch List.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101795/Did-Malaysia-merit-its-human-trafficking-upgrade
IRIN's Top picks: Effective altruism, humanitarian complicity and Boko Haram
24 July 2015 (IRIN ), Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. This week - Palestine, Cameroon and Bulgaria.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101782/IRIN-s-Top-picks-Effective-altruism-humanitarian-complicity-and-Boko-Haram
Need asylum in South Africa? Pay a bribe
22 July 2015 (IRIN ), In South Africa, asylum seekers and refugees in need of documentation often have no choice but to pay for it. So says a new report exposing how corruption and bribery have permeated nearly every level of the country’s asylum system: from border crossings, to queues outside refugee reception offices, to what takes place inside those offices.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101777/Need-asylum-in-South-Africa-Pay-a-bribe
The Gravedigger and the President: Chadian torture victims face former president
22 July 2015 (IRIN ), Almost a quarter of a century after thousands of Chadians were allegedly imprisoned, killed and tortured during the rule of former president Hissène Habré, there is finally a chance for belated justice. Clement Abaifouta was only 23 when he was jailed and made to bury dead prisoners on an almost daily basis. Now 55, he has waited a long time to ask Habré: why? Watch: The Gravedigger and the President:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101774/The-Gravedigger-and-the-President-Chadian-torture-victims-face-former-president
Burundi diary: election day
21 July 2015 (IRIN ), Continuing a series of diary pieces, regular IRIN contributor Désiré Nimubona shares his thoughts amid a highly controversial presidential election. President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office has been widely condemned as unconstitutional.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101772/Burundi-diary-election-day
Three concerns ahead of Côte d’Ivoire poll
21 July 2015 (IRIN ), Five years after Côte d’Ivoire’s disputed presidential election threw the country into turmoil and left more than 3,000 dead, its people are set to go to the polls again. Could we see similar unrest this October or will the West African nation turn the page and move forward?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101773/Three-concerns-ahead-of-Côte-d-Ivoire-poll
Crisis Brief: Unexpected aid in eastern Ukraine
16 July 2015 (IRIN ), Cut off from government-controlled territory, civilians in rebel-held eastern Ukraine have limited access to goods, basic services and cash. A new IRIN/HPG Crisis Brief finds that much of the aid reaching people is coming from unusual sources.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101755/Crisis-Brief-Unexpected-aid-in-eastern-Ukraine
Burundi crisis gets serious for regional leaders
14 July 2015 (IRIN ), Burundi’s political crisis is centred on a leader who is refusing to leave office after almost 10 years. The man sent in to mediate has been in power for almost 30. Apart from that irony, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s arrival in Bujumbura underlines just how high the stakes are for regional leaders.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101749/Burundi-crisis-gets-serious-for-regional-leaders

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