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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.
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.
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.
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.
The world's strangest land grab?
24 November 2014 (IRIN ), Every year the Amu Darya river encroaches about 500 metres into Afghanistan, taking with it large swathes of territory and leaving hundreds of families homeless. And as the official border between the countries is defined as the middle of the river, Uzbekistan has laid claim to hundreds of square kilometres of Afghan territory.
PRESS RELEASE: IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), After nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, the humanitarian news service IRIN is spinning off to become an independent non-profit media venture, with the support of a major private donor
Day in the life of a Kenema Ebola treatment centre
14 October 2014 (IRIN ), We’re heading to the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) Ebola treatment centre 15km out of Kenema town in eastern Sierra Leone. It’s known locally as the “Ebola camp” because it’s made up of a dozen or so white tented structures set up outside. It is surrounded by lush green forest and mountains loom in the distance.
Dire conditions for Nigerian refugees in Cameroon
6 October 2014 (IRIN ), Thousands of Nigerians who have fled attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram are crowded into Minawao refugee camp in Cameroon’s Far North Region, living in increasingly squalid conditions and at risk of contracting measles and other diseases, according to relief agencies.
West Africa gears up to contain Ebola spread
22 September 2014 (IRIN ), As the Ebola caseload rises to over 5,350, aid agencies and governments in countries not yet affected by the deadly virus are gearing up for its potential spread across new borders by pre-positioning supplies, training health workers, identifying isolation centres, and disseminating prevention campaign messages, among other activities.

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