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Ethiopia’s game-changing abortion law
8 August 2014 (IRIN ), After decades battling high maternal death rates - at least a third of which were due to botched abortions - Ethiopia took a stand: it prioritized newborn and maternal health, and in 2005 it relaxed its abortion law in an effort to save women’s lives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100463/Ethiopia-s-game-changing-abortion-law
Libya insecurity forces aid workers to leave
7 August 2014 (IRIN ), Libya’s deteriorating security situation has led to an exodus of aid workers and suspension of development programmes, leaving tens of thousands of displaced and vulnerable people relying on skeleton networks manned in part by volunteers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100455/Libya-insecurity-forces-aid-workers-to-leave
Palestinians may struggle to pursue Israeli abuse claims
6 August 2014 (IRIN ), The chances of Palestinians in Gaza being able to sue the Israeli state for alleged human rights abuses during the current conflict are slim, say experts, who stress that the best hope for redress in the longer term is the meticulous gathering of evidence.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100452/Palestinians-may-struggle-to-pursue-Israeli-abuse-claims
Time to investigate abuses in Nigeria
6 August 2014 (IRIN ), Rights groups in Nigeria are calling for an independent investigation into evidence of abuses as video footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International appears to show members of the Nigerian military brutally beating and murdering suspected militants in the country's north.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100450/Time-to-investigate-abuses-in-Nigeria
IDPs under pressure in Pakistan’s Sindh Province
4 August 2014 (IRIN ), Fleeing the violence in North Waziristan, displaced Pakistanis are confronting a new enemy in southern Sindh Province - prejudice.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100443/IDPs-under-pressure-in-Pakistan-s-Sindh-Province
Yemen IDPs mull return to Amran after ceasefire
31 July 2014 (IRIN ), As the Houthi militants withdraw from the Yemeni city of Amran, the 35,000 people displaced plot their way home
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100424/Yemen-IDPs-mull-return-to-Amran-after-ceasefire
HIV funding worries in Kenya
30 July 2014 (IRIN ), The US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), the biggest funder of HIV programmes in Kenya, is set to significantly scale down its funding, a move activists and government officials believe could negatively affect the country’s fight against the disease.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100419/HIV-funding-worries-in-Kenya
A tentative ceasefire in CAR
29 July 2014 (IRIN ), While the ceasefire signed in Brazzaville on 23 July by the two principal armed factions in the Central African Republic (CAR), the ex-Seleka and anti-Balaka, was widely greeted as a positive step forward, analysts are sceptical it can lead to lasting peace.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100416/A-tentative-ceasefire-in-CAR
Heightened HIV risk for people with disabilities
29 July 2014 (IRIN ), Inaccessible health services for people with disabilities (PWD), combined with social stigma and violence, contribute to high HIV risk - a gap that must be filled if the disabled are not to remain disproportionately vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, say health experts and activists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100414/Heightened-HIV-risk-for-people-with-disabilities
Gunned down in Mombasa – the clerics that have died
28 July 2014 (IRIN ), More than 21 Islamic clerics have been gunned down in Kenya’s southeastern port city of Mombasa over the past two years, according to the human rights group Haki Africa. All but one of them was linked by the government to terrorism and support for the al-Shabab insurgency in neighboring Somalia.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100412/Gunned-down-in-Mombasa-the-clerics-that-have-died

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