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IRIN’s Top Picks: Gates Foundation, Afghanistan and the Holocaust
29 January 2015 (IRIN ), Our top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101062/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Gates-Foundation-Afghanistan-and-the-Holocaust
Much aid, little long-term impact in DRC
27 January 2015 (IRIN ), Amid donor cutbacks and camp closures, aid agencies are questioning the sustainable impact of humanitarian response in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and calling for an overhaul of aid delivery.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101053/Much-aid-little-long-term-impact-in-DRC
From jungle to justice: LRA at The Hague
26 January 2015 (IRIN ), Almost 10 years after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against him, Dominic Ongwen, a senior member of the Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group, finally appeared in The Hague today. IRIN looks back at its LRA coverage over the years.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101048/From-jungle-to-justice-LRA-at-The-Hague
In the UN’s gun sights: one of DRC’s most infamous rebel groups
23 January 2015 (IRIN ), UN troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo are set to launch an offensive against one of the oldest insurgencies in the east of the country. But who exactly are the targets of the operation?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101042/In-the-UN-s-gun-sights-one-of-DRC-s-most-infamous-rebel-groups
IRIN’s Top Picks: IDPs, Yemen, War Pillage and Ebola
22 January 2015 (IRIN ), Our top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101036/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-IDPs-Yemen-War-Pillage-and-Ebola
Violence, arrests and mistrust ahead of Burundi polls
16 January 2015 (IRIN ), This year's polls are supposed to move Burundi further away from a conflict-blighted past towards stable democracy. But a major battle with unidentified rebels, the arrest of politicians and increasing mistrust between the government and opposition are creating a tense electoral climate.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101018/Violence-arrests-and-mistrust-ahead-of-Burundi-polls
Heading to The Hague - Uganda reacts to surrender of top LRA man
14 January 2015 (IRIN ), Some want him tried in The Hague; others in Kampala. Others still say he should receive an amnesty for his alleged crimes against humanity. Top rebel commander Dominic Ongwen was abducted into a Ugandan insurgency at the age of 10. His surrender earlier this month is eliciting very mixed feelings from his compatriots.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101005/Heading-to-The-Hague-Uganda-reacts-to-surrender-of-top-LRA-man
Universal health coverage - Ebola reveals the gaps
29 December 2014 (IRIN ), West Africa's Ebola epidemic has cruelly exposed the weaknesses of health systems in the countries where it struck. It was understandable that they were not prepared for Ebola, which has never been reported in the region before, but the director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, says what they lacked was a robust public health infrastructure to deal with the unexpected.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100976/Universal-health-coverage-Ebola-reveals-the-gaps
Chaotic closure of a North Kivu IDP camp
18 December 2014 (IRIN ), The authorities in North Kivu Province in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) hope soon to close the 60-odd camps housing some 210,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) on its territory: They say peace has returned.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100953/Chaotic-closure-of-a-North-Kivu-IDP-camp
Looming DRC offensive prompts “humanitarian fallout” fears
16 December 2014 (IRIN ), Plans by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) army and UN peacekeepers to again take on one of the oldest insurgencies in the country have sparked concern for civilian populations and raised questions about the wisdom of the operation, set to take place in early 2015.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100947/Looming-DRC-offensive-prompts-humanitarian-fallout-fears
Massacres highlight complexity of violence in DRC’s Beni Territory
10 December 2014 (IRIN ), The murders of more than 250 men, women and children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Beni Territory in recent weeks have widely been blamed on an insurgency of Ugandan origin known as the Alliance of Democratic Forces-NALU (ADF-NALU). But several armed groups and racketeering gangs are active in the area and the culprits of these killings have not been incontrovertibly identified.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100932/Massacres-highlight-complexity-of-violence-in-DRC-s-Beni-Territory
Male Ebola survivors asked to abstain from sex
5 December 2014 (IRIN ), Male Ebola survivors in Liberia are being warned by local health authorities to abstain from sex for at least three months after being discharged from treatment centres, over fears the virus can still be passed on, even once the person has been given a clean bill of health.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100917/Male-Ebola-survivors-asked-to-abstain-from-sex
Central African peacekeeping force gears up for action
10 November 2014 (IRIN ), With hundreds of soldiers from its member states successfully completing a series of joint exercises and manoeuvres in Congo, the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) says its Multinational Force for Central Africa (FOMAC), is now ready to intervene in local conflicts and be part of global anti-terrorism initiatives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100815/Central-African-peacekeeping-force-gears-up-for-action
South Africa's health system shuns asylum seekers
31 October 2014 (IRIN ), When Elise M’s* 18-year-old daughter tried to kill herself with an overdose of pills last year, the ambulance that Elise called took them to nearby South Rand Hospital, in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville. But nurses at the hospital refused to admit her.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100776/South-Africa-s-health-system-shuns-asylum-seekers
CAR: The search for justice
30 October 2014 (IRIN ), As the International Criminal Court (ICC) steps up its work in the Central African Republic (CAR), pledging to bring the worst perpetrators of violence to justice, concerted efforts are being made to counter endemic impunity in CAR. But the prevailing insecurity in many parts of the country rules out any quick fix solutions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100773/CAR-The-search-for-justice
Ebola and "the perfect storm"
24 September 2014 (IRIN ), The new figures from the World Health Organization's (WHO) Ebola Response Team are sobering. If cases in the three worst affected countries continue to rise at the present rate, by the beginning of November more than 20,000 people in West Africa will have been infected. And despite earlier suggestions that this might be a less deadly strain of the Ebola virus, allowing half its victims to recover, the new figures show a much higher fatality rate, in the region of 70 percent.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100656/Ebola-and-the-perfect-storm
Rethink needed on humanitarian funding for national NGOs
15 September 2014 (IRIN ), With humanitarian aid effectiveness high on the agenda of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, there is much talk of how to reform humanitarian financing to make it more inclusive of national NGOs, but risk aversion will slow progress, say analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100610/Rethink-needed-on-humanitarian-funding-for-national-NGOs
Silver lining in Ebola gloom
27 August 2014 (IRIN ), Amid the horror of Ebola in West Africa, where more than 1,400 people have died of the disease, a few have found reason to celebrate after recovering from the virulent infection which has no known cure.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100540/Silver-lining-in-Ebola-gloom
Paul*, gay rights campaigner in DRC: “They said I was the Antichrist”
18 August 2014 (IRIN ), Homosexuality may, unusually for an African country, be legal in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the time being, but gay people there also face the ostracism, stigma and exploitation, according to Paul* 27-year-old the co-founder of a gay rights organization in the eastern South Kivu Province.
http://www.irinnews.org/HOV/100509/Paul-gay-rights-campaigner-in-DRC-They-said-I-was-the-Antichrist
Food security alarm for east, central Africa
13 August 2014 (IRIN ), Some 20 million people are facing acute food insecurity in eastern and central Africa, with most of them being at “crisis” and “emergency” levels, according to aid agencies. This figure compares unfavorably with 15.8 million people in July 2013.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100482/Food-security-alarm-for-east-central-Africa

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