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Pakistani refugees welcome end to Afghan political deadlock
23 September 2014 (IRIN ), The deal on a unity government in Afghanistan to end the electoral deadlock was greeted with celebrations in the eastern provinces where tens of thousands of recent Pakistani refugees say they have been victims of the uncertainty.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100651/Pakistani-refugees-welcome-end-to-Afghan-political-deadlock
Yemen deal brings little solace*
23 September 2014 (IRIN ), With northern rebels claiming the capital Sana'a and Al-Qaeda militants increasing their attacks in the south, Yemen's security crisis is likely to continue, experts believe. While a new agreement between the Houthis rebels and the government may have temporarily reduced fears of all-out civil war, the country's political, security and economic crises are unlikely to ease, leading NGOs to fear increasing humanitarian needs.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100653/Yemen-deal-brings-little-solace
Displaced Iraqis plug response gaps
22 September 2014 (IRIN ), As Iraq’s 1.8 million internally-displaced persons (IDPs) realize they may not return home for many months, growing numbers are looking for voluntary or paid work to help their fellow homeless.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100648/Displaced-Iraqis-plug-response-gaps
Intimidation, uncertainty mar aid work in Myanmar's Rakhine State
19 September 2014 (IRIN ), Nearly six months after international aid workers fled Myanmar's Rakhine State when Buddhist mobs attacked their offices and accused them of aid bias, international humanitarian aid services remain restricted, despite the needs of hundreds of thousands of people.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100634/Intimidation-uncertainty-mar-aid-work-in-Myanmar-s-Rakhine-State
UN peacekeeping dilemmas in CAR
19 September 2014 (IRIN ), The flags flew, the bands played, green African Union (AU) berets were swapped for blue UN ones, and MISCA officially became MINUSCA. As the handover was taking place MINUSCA tweeted: “The key priority of the UN in CAR is to support the political process & conclude the country's transition”, setting off alarm bells among those who thought the new force's number one priority was supposed to be protecting civilians.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100633/UN-peacekeeping-dilemmas-in-CAR
Briefing: What's in the UN's new Gaza agreement?
19 September 2014 (IRIN ), The UN has announced a new deal to ease restrictions on the Gaza Strip. While many of the exact details remain unclear, IRIN summarises the major themes.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100632/Briefing-What-s-in-the-UN-s-new-Gaza-agreement
Cameroon border towns no safe haven for Nigerian refugees
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram violence at home and seeking refuge in Cameroon border towns are still not safe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100618/Cameroon-border-towns-no-safe-haven-for-Nigerian-refugees
Armed groups in CAR
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), This week saw the official launch of the UN Mission for the Stabilization of the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which took over the command of 6,000 troops previously deployed as the African Union’s International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (CAR).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100623/Armed-groups-in-CAR
SLIDESHOW: Life after death in Iraq
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), Nearly 1.8 million Iraqis are estimated to have fled their homes since January 2014, with most fleeing the rapid advance of the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS) as it swept through much of western and northern Iraq in June, destroying towns, attacking communities, and sowing fear across vulnerable sectarian lines.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100620/SLIDESHOW-Life-after-death-in-Iraq
Darwesh, refugee from Iraq: “I am thankful we are alive”
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), Darwesh, 65, and his extended family were among thousands who fled the predominantly Yazidi town of Tel Azer in northern Iraq a few weeks ago when Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) forces attacked. They have now made it over the border into a camp in Syria.
http://www.irinnews.org/HOV/100622/Darwesh-refugee-from-Iraq-I-am-thankful-we-are-alive
Briefing: Myanmar’s “Rohingya” - what’s in a name?
15 September 2014 (IRIN ), Already widely reduced to statelessness and in many cases forced into camps for displaced people, an 800,000-strong population of Muslims in western Myanmar now faces increasing efforts to eradicate the very word they use to identify themselves as a group. Under pressure from Myanmar’s nominally-civilian government, the international community sometimes appears complicit in the airbrushing of “Rohingya” from official discourse.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100609/Briefing-Myanmar-s-Rohingya-what-s-in-a-name
Back to school in Gaza amid fear, hope
13 September 2014 (IRIN ), Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian pupils in Gaza are heading back to school on 14 September keen to start a delayed new academic year, and all too aware of the impact of the recent conflict.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100607/Back-to-school-in-Gaza-amid-fear-hope
Coordination between industry sectors key to easing water scarcity
12 September 2014 (IRIN ), Manufacturing, agriculture and energy sectors are going to have to coordinate their water use much more efficiently if water scarcity is to be avoided, say experts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100606/Coordination-between-industry-sectors-key-to-easing-water-scarcity
Military operations in NW Pakistan disrupt education
10 September 2014 (IRIN ), Continuing military operations in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal district are disrupting the education of more than 85,000 students in state-run schools.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100594/Military-operations-in-NW-Pakistan-disrupt-education
Analysis: Challenges around aid access in Afghanistan
9 September 2014 (IRIN ), Few issues get more attention nowadays in Afghanistan’s aid circles than insecurity-engendered restrictions on humanitarian access.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100585/Analysis-Challenges-around-aid-access-in-Afghanistan
Women fearful in South Sudan camps
9 September 2014 (IRIN ), Julie Francis's self-imposed curfew starts when the sun sets. The widowed mother of four has been living at the UN base outside Malakal since December, one of more than 17,000 people who have fled there to escape episodic fighting in South Sudan's Upper Nile State capital. But the overcrowded camp is not without its own dangers, especially for women and girls.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100591/Women-fearful-in-South-Sudan-camps
Philippines Zamboanga siege survivors feel forgotten
9 September 2014 (IRIN ), One year after a violent siege terrified the southern Philippines city of Zamboanga, tens of thousands of displaced survivors feel they have been forgotten.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100588/Philippines-Zamboanga-siege-survivors-feel-forgotten
Concern over Bangladesh move to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar
4 September 2014 (IRIN ), Bangladesh announced this week that it will send back over 2,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, stoking concerns about the prospect of returning them to an increasingly dire situation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100574/Concern-over-Bangladesh-move-to-repatriate-Rohingyas-to-Myanmar
Northern Nigeria: ruined lives
4 September 2014 (IRIN ), Thousands have died in the violence in Nigeria’s northeast between Boko Haram insurgents and the security forces, with no end in sight to the bloodletting.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100575/Northern-Nigeria-ruined-lives
Mistrust of government spurs Ebola spread
3 September 2014 (IRIN ), Decades of corruption, deep-rooted mistrust of government and weak public services in Liberia have hastened the spread of the Ebola virus, and much more needs to be done to bridge a communication gap between government and citizens, say civil society groups and analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100568/Mistrust-of-government-spurs-Ebola-spread

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