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Outrage, scepticism at Uganda U-turn on LGBTI clinics
9 December 2013 (IRIN ), Eighteen months after slamming activists who opened a clinic for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Kampala, Uganda’s health ministry has decided it was a good idea after all and has begun setting up similar facilities, prompting outrage from the Ministry for Ethics and Integrity and scepticism from some in civil society.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99289/Outrage-scepticism-at-Uganda-U-turn-on-LGBTI-clinics
Myanmar’s Kachin IDPs seek land justice
5 December 2013 (IRIN ), Even if a nationwide ceasefire is signed between the Burmese government and armed opposition groups, people displaced by fighting in Myanmar’s Kachin State may face land tenure problems when they return to their homes, say rights groups.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99271/Myanmar-s-Kachin-IDPs-seek-land-justice
The hidden crisis in urban slums
4 December 2013 (IRIN ), In Mathare, a sprawling slum in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, children in tattered clothes play with raw waste flowing from a burst sewage pipe. In the alley, crowded with tin-and-wood shanties, a food kiosk filled with people feasting on smoked fish stands on the burst pipe. Close by, a woman fries chopped potatoes on an open fire.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99263/The-hidden-crisis-in-urban-slums
Help the people, save the trees
3 December 2013 (IRIN ), Several issues around the UN mechanism that aims to curtail greenhouse gases by preventing forest loss were resolved in Warsaw at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the meeting is being described by many as the “Forest COP”.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99248/Help-the-people-save-the-trees
Mass returns from Saudi risk instability in Yemen
2 December 2013 (IRIN ), Around 200,000 Yemeni expatriate workers have returned from Saudi Arabia since June, according to estimates from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), amid a sharp escalation in deportations as Saudi authorities crack down on those breaking labour laws - developments that risk increasing poverty and destabilizing the transition in Yemen, say analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99243/Mass-returns-from-Saudi-risk-instability-in-Yemen
Chin State’s food insecurity has many causes
2 December 2013 (IRIN ), Bamboo has a dark history in Chin State, on the borders of India and Bangladesh in Myanmar’s northwest. Roughly every 50 years the bamboo forests flower and produce masses of fruit. The abundant food supply draws in rats to eat the fruit, but they stay to cause widespread crop damage and even consume stored food.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99245/Chin-State-s-food-insecurity-has-many-causes
Religious violence and the seeds of hate in CAR
27 November 2013 (IRIN ), Shocked by an escalation of killings, rapes and other abuses committed by Muslims against Christians, and vice versa, in the Central African Republic (CAR), leading clerics from both faiths recently travelled together to preach peace and listen to tales of horror.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99216/Religious-violence-and-the-seeds-of-hate-in-CAR
As Somali piracy falls, questions over what to do with captured pirates
20 November 2013 (IRIN ), The UN Security Council on Monday voted to continue policing measures off the coast of Somalia that have seen a notable decrease in attacks by pirates, unanimously renewing authorizations for international action against the gunmen.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99164/As-Somali-piracy-falls-questions-over-what-to-do-with-captured-pirates
Obstacles to return in eastern DRC
18 November 2013 (IRIN ), Tens of thousands of refugees and displaced people are starting to return to their homes in the two territories of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) previously occupied by the M23 rebels.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99146/Obstacles-to-return-in-eastern-DRC
Girls still sent to Kashmir for forced weddings
18 November 2013 (IRIN ), From a distance, Jalila Ahmed* and Nabila Ahmed* look like ordinary village girls in their late teens, shopping at the local bazaar in a suburb of Mirpur, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99149/Girls-still-sent-to-Kashmir-for-forced-weddings

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