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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
Medevac policy gaps slow volunteer recruitment
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), More than 5,000 international healthcare workers and support staff are needed to contain the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa, but doctors, nurses and emergency responders say the uncertainty about what might happen in the field if they get sick is slowing down recruitment.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100802/Medevac-policy-gaps-slow-volunteer-recruitment
An ambitious plan to end statelessness
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), It is now 60 years since stateless people received recognition in international law, and the UN has two conventions (1954 and 1961) dedicated to their protection and the regularization of their situation. Yet an estimated 10 million people worldwide still suffer the problems and indignities of having no nationality.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100804/An-ambitious-plan-to-end-statelessness
Lake Malawi’s dwindling fish stocks threaten livelihoods
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), A combination of overfishing and the use of illegal fishing gear has seen fish stocks in Lake Malawi dwindle to the point that local people's livelihoods and food security are now under threat.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100806/Lake-Malawi-s-dwindling-fish-stocks-threaten-livelihoods
IRIN's top reads this week
6 November 2014 (IRIN ), Want to stay on top of the current debate around humanitarian and development issues without having to trawl the web? Welcome to IRIN's new reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents will share some of their top picks of recent must-read research, reports and in-depth articles while also highlighting key upcoming conferences and policy debates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100800/IRIN-s-top-reads-this-week
Conditions worsen in Benghazi as fighting intensifies
5 November 2014 (IRIN ), Medical conditions are under severe strain in the Libyan city of Benghazi, where government forces are grappling to regain territory from Islamist rebels, and residential streets have become battle zones patrolled by self-appointed local committees.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100795/Conditions-worsen-in-Benghazi-as-fighting-intensifies
Aid agencies adapt to Ebola challenge
4 November 2014 (IRIN ), From using Bitcoins to fundraise, to adopting new strategies to prevent malaria victims appearing to be Ebola cases, to working with new partners - aid agencies in West Africa are learning to adapt fast.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100789/Aid-agencies-adapt-to-Ebola-challenge
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
Nearly 25 million food insecure in Sahel
29 October 2014 (IRIN ), Food security and malnutrition rates across the Sahel are deteriorating, due in large part to ongoing conflict and instability in the Central African Republic (CAR), northern Mali, and northeast Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100769/Nearly-25-million-food-insecure-in-Sahel
Ebola: Experienced doctors still rare
27 October 2014 (IRIN ), The difficulty of finding doctors with field experience is hampering international medical intervention to help curb Ebola in West Africa. Fear of contracting the virus and restricted air travel have also slowed the response.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100764/Ebola-Experienced-doctors-still-rare

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