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How young Sri Lankans see peace
19 May 2014 (IRIN ), Five years after Sri Lankan forces declared victory over the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) that had fought for an independent Tamil homeland since 1983, overcoming the divisions caused by the decades-long civil war remains a work in progress.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100106/How-young-Sri-Lankans-see-peace
Improved mental health care for refugees in Israel
14 May 2014 (IRIN ), Thousands of African refugees and asylum seekers in Israel suffering from trauma and depression after fleeing abuses in their home country or surviving torture camps in Egypt are now getting improved mental health care, though more needs to be done, say refugee groups.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100087/Improved-mental-health-care-for-refugees-in-Israel
Alarm as Uganda moves to criminalize HIV transmission
9 May 2014 (IRIN ), Activists in Uganda, where HIV prevalence is on the rise, have warned that new legislation criminalizing deliberate transmission of the virus will further undermine efforts to stem the AIDS epidemic and erode the rights of those living with HIV.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100067/Alarm-as-Uganda-moves-to-criminalize-HIV-transmission
Thousands return to DRC amid Brazzaville crackdown on migrants
6 May 2014 (IRIN ), Some 60,000 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nationals have returned over the past month from neighbouring Republic of Congo (RoC) as a result of actual or threatened deportation in an operation that has cost several policemen their jobs because of brutality. On 6 May alone, some 2,600 made the journey by boat.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100046/Thousands-return-to-DRC-amid-Brazzaville-crackdown-on-migrants
Despite new era, anti-corruption agenda struggles in Yemen
29 April 2014 (IRIN ), The 2011 street revolts that drove Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh from office and spurred an internationally-monitored democratic political transition were considered a boon for anti-corruption activists, who had spent the past decade trying to foster good governance reforms in a prevailing system of graft to little effect. But more than two years into the process and despite the impetus given to the new democratization era by interim President Abd Rabu Mansur Hadi, the anti-corruption agenda is still grappling with a culture of impunity in which people are reluctant to blow the whistle out of fear of losing their jobs, donor funding or worse.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100005/Despite-new-era-anti-corruption-agenda-struggles-in-Yemen
South Sudan children in the firing line
25 April 2014 (IRIN ), The conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll on children who are being killed or injured in attacks and recruited into armed groups. They are also witnessing traumatic events and missing out on school. For the youngest malnutrition is an ever-present threat.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99992/South-Sudan-children-in-the-firing-line
Nepal activists flay reconciliation bill
18 April 2014 (IRIN ), Human rights activists have strongly criticized the provisions of a proposed Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) bill, saying it could grant amnesty to Maoist combatants and government troops for alleged crimes committed during the country’s decade-long civil war.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99959/Nepal-activists-flay-reconciliation-bill
Hundreds of migrant children behind bars in Indonesia
17 April 2014 (IRIN ), Saleem Ali* was just 13 when his mother decided that paying strangers to smuggle him through several countries in the hope of reaching Australia was safer than keeping him with her and his sisters in Quetta, southwestern Pakistan.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99952/Hundreds-of-migrant-children-behind-bars-in-Indonesia
Mob violence rife in DRC’s Ituri District
17 April 2014 (IRIN ), The near absence of any effective policing in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) district of Ituri, Orientale Province, is fuelling mob violence which has seen about 100 people killed and 1,500 houses torched in the past year, according to local civil society groups.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99958/Mob-violence-rife-in-DRC-s-Ituri-District
Unclear path for Sri Lankan war probe
15 April 2014 (IRIN ), Human rights activists and academics in Sri Lanka remain divided over how best to proceed in the investigation of alleged war crimes committed during the final days of the country's decades-long civil war.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99945/Unclear-path-for-Sri-Lankan-war-probe

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