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Bangladesh’s climate change migrants
13 November 2015 (IRIN ), Farmland is being lost to climate change in Bangladesh, driving mass migration to slums. But the slums are at risk too, as rising sea levels and melting glaciers feed flooding, which in turn spreads water-borne diseases. Bangladesh is hoping next month's climate change conference in Paris will provide some solutions.
Iraq's killer weather
12 November 2015 (IRIN ), Iraq is a dangerous country — the UN counts 559 civilians killed there by terrorism and armed conflict in October alone. What is less well known is that its harsh climate, heavy rain as well as extremes in temperature, can also prove fatal.
IRIN's Top Picks: Alarm bells over Burundi, jade-fuelled conflict in Myanmar, and fear itself
6 November 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.
Will climate change = more disease?
6 November 2015 (IRIN ), Climate change is having a profound impact on animal habitats, but what disease risk does this pose for humans?
Will Yemen’s storm yet prove disastrous?
5 November 2015 (IRIN ), Powerful Cyclone Chapala unloaded the worst of its wind and rain on Yemen earlier this week, flooding large portions of its southeastern coast. The concern now is how the estimated 1.1 million Yemenis impacted by the storm will fare in the days, weeks, and months ahead, especially in a country already gripped by civil war and humanitarian crisis.
Refugee relations turn sour in Cameroon
11 August 2015 (IRIN ), Relations between many of the more than 250,000 refugees from the Central African Republic who fled into Cameroon and local host populations are becoming increasingly strained.
Burkina Faso calls for aid as floods set to worsen
7 August 2015 (IRIN ), Nearly 20,000 people have been affected this week by heavy rains and flooding in and around Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. More than 3,700 are now homeless, their houses reduced to piles of mud and debris.
Health 'time-bomb' as Yemen runs dry
4 August 2015 (IRIN ), Yemen's water problem is not new but it is now so acute that the country is close to running dry. The vast majority of the population has no access to clean water, while state water companies are at risk of bankruptcy.
Cameroonians plagued by urban flooding
1 July 2015 (IRIN ), Rapid urbanization in Cameroon's Douala city and an increase in annual rainfall in the region is putting more people at risk of flooding each year. The latest storm affected more than 30,000 people, destroying homes, businesses and livelihoods.
Turn on the taps to defeat the next Ebola
15 June 2015 (IRIN ), It is a cruel irony that many of the top doctors and nurses in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will not be around to help rebuild their health systems in the wake of Ebola, having succumbed themselves to the virus. For those that are, the biggest challenges are likely to be electricity, sanitation, and, most of all, water.
Ghana hard hit by flooding, once again
12 June 2015 (IRIN ), Ghana's rainy season causes flooding in the capital, Accra, each year, but little has been done to improve the city's sewage and drainage systems, and more and more people are being affected.
The struggle for survival across Ukraine's frontline
28 May 2015 (IRIN ), Ukraine's frontline cuts across the east of the country like a jagged scar. Despite a February ceasefire, the fighting hasn't stopped. In March and April, Kristina Jovanovski had rare access to rebel-held areas to investigate the humanitarian disaster that has unfolded on Europe's doorstep. Read her exclusive report on why aid isn't getting through.
Photo Feature: Burundi's Endless Exodus
22 May 2015 (IRIN ), Over 110,000 Burundians have fled their country amid protests and an attempted coup d’etat. Now a cholera outbreak has made the journey all the more dangerous.
Many fleeing Burundi have no wish to return
21 May 2015 (IRIN ), Aid agencies are warning a cholera outbreak is creating major health crisis among tens of thousands of people who have fled Burundi for neighbouring Tanzania. It's a journey many of the refugees have made before. Some have no desire to return home.
Film: When the war came back - A South Sudan village relives the effects of conflict
18 May 2015 (IRIN ), Kandak, a small village in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, eight days walk from the Ethiopian border, has paid a high price for its unfortunate location in the midst of Sudan’s civil wars. This film explores the impact of the current conflict.
Photo Feature: Libya's forgotten displaced
18 May 2015 (IRIN ), During Libya’s 2011 revolution, the town of Tawergha was used as a military base by pro-Gaddafi forces. In a revenge attack, Misratan militias entered the town and burned it to the ground, causing some 30,000 Tawerghans to flee. Four years later, many Tawerghans remain displaced. IRIN brings you this photo feature from a Tawergha displacement camp 90km from the capital Tripoli, in a remote location in the mountainous region of Tarhuna, where aid rarely reaches and hope is wearing thin.
Health concerns grow in Nepal quake camps
28 April 2015 (IRIN ), Hundreds of makeshift camps have sprung up around the Nepalese capital Kathmandu in the aftermath of Saturday's destructive earthquake. Some people have lost their homes in the disaster. Others are simply too scared of aftershocks to move back inside a building. Humanitarian agencies say there is an urgent need to improve conditions in the camps and are warning that poor sanitation is a looming health hazard.
Zimbabwe on alert over cholera threat
25 March 2015 (IRIN ), Children play on the dumpsite in the Budiriro suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, scrambling through the garbage and ignoring the clouds of flies and overpowering stench from the rotting, untreated waste.
AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Ebola: Back to school, but is it safe?
20 February 2015 (IRIN ), Millions of students in Liberia and Sierra will soon be back in school for the first time in more than six months, but concerns over Ebola remain.
Northeast Nigeria: "Hundreds of thousands have fled"
28 November 2014 (IRIN ), More than 400,000 people in northeastern Nigeria, who have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, are in "urgent need" of assistance, humanitarian agencies say. This number is likely to increase as attacks against civilians escalate.

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