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Could climate change spread kala-azar?
8 May 2014 (IRIN ), Climate change and increased population movements could see the spread of kala-azar (also known as visceral leishmaniasis or black fever) to hitherto unaffected locations, scientists warn.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100058/Could-climate-change-spread-kala-azar
Can innovation end global poverty?
7 May 2014 (IRIN ), Can the seemingly intractable problems of global poverty be addressed by the latest wonders of science and technology?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100048/Can-innovation-end-global-poverty
Somalia at “risk of relapse”
7 May 2014 (IRIN ), Three years after a famine claimed 260,000 lives in Somalia, 2.9 million people there are still affected by a multifaceted but desperately underfunded humanitarian crisis, and communities are just “one shock away from disaster”, a host of aid agencies have warned in a joint campaign entitled “Risk of relapse.”
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100051/Somalia-at-risk-of-relapse
Lingering psychological trauma three years after Libya’s uprising
6 May 2014 (IRIN ), The 2011 civil conflict between Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s supporters and rebels trying to oust him from power has left psychosocial scars from which the population is only just starting to heal. While some Libyans suffer from serious medical conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicidal depression, more diffused and subtle psychological and social problems have become much more pervasive in this fractured society.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100042/Lingering-psychological-trauma-three-years-after-Libya-s-uprising
Alert over spike in Middle East flu-like virus
5 May 2014 (IRIN ), Health authorities around the world are on high alert after a sudden spike in the incidence of a deadly Middle Eastern flu-like bug that began in Saudi Arabia but has now spread to Asia and the USA.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100038/Alert-over-spike-in-Middle-East-flu-like-virus
Climate adaptation at village level
29 April 2014 (IRIN ), While some of the world’s poorest countries are still waiting for funds to help them adapt to climate change, others are implementing sophisticated plans without any funding, it emerged at the ongoing Eighth Community-based Adaptation International Conference in Kathmandu (24-30 April), which is focusing on finance.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100006/Climate-adaptation-at-village-level
Climate adaptation advice for cities in global South
28 April 2014 (IRIN ), Cities in developing countries with quality health, housing and water drainage systems, can more easily adapt to a changing climate, says the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100001/Climate-adaptation-advice-for-cities-in-global-South
Islamic law and the rules of war
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), Islamic law contains a rich, but complex set of rules on the protection of civilians which can be difficult to understand, given the range of sources and interpretations available. IRIN walks you through the basics.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99987/Islamic-law-and-the-rules-of-war
Jihadi jurisprudence? Militant interpretations of Islamic rules of war
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), Within extremist militant circles is a debate over acceptable behavior under the Islamic rules of war. This so-called “jihadi jurisprudence” is increasingly studied by humanitarians as practitioners seek to understand the degree to which there is room for even the most radical armed groups to be influenced in favour of the protection of civilians and aid workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99988/Jihadi-jurisprudence-Militant-interpretations-of-Islamic-rules-of-war
Can Islamic law be an answer for humanitarians?
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), In the last decade, aid and advocacy agencies have increasingly tried to understand Islamic law in order to use its humanitarian provisions as tools of negotiation with armed groups in the Muslim world. While the approach has seen some successes, it also raises certain ethical dilemmas.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99989/Can-Islamic-law-be-an-answer-for-humanitarians

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