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Beyond the body counts: Why murder rates matter to humanitarians
8 May 2015 (IRIN ), Murder statistics can speak volumes about a country and help guide humanitarian intervention. That's the idea behind the Homicide Monitor, an online data visualisation tool launched this week. We delve beyond the headline figures.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101469/Beyond-the-body-counts-Why-murder-rates-matter-to-humanitarians
10 key trends in record year for internal displacement
6 May 2015 (IRIN ), Those trying to escape conflict and violence often only make headlines when they cross an international border and become refugees, but the majority of people forced to flee their homes seek refuge within the borders of their own country. They are “internally displaced persons,” or IDPs. By the end of 2014 there were 38 million of them, more than twice the number of refugees.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101457/10-key-trends-in-record-year-for-internal-displacement
How serious are Guinea protests?
5 May 2015 (IRIN ), There appears to be little appetite for the Guinean opposition’s promised campaign of civil disobedience. However, deep-rooted ethnic tensions, suspicions over Ebola and simmering resentment for the security forces could still see pre-election protests boil over.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101454/How-serious-are-Guinea-protests
Guinea Ebola diary: In the land of lost handshakes
1 May 2015 (IRIN ), IRIN’s West Africa editor Jennifer Lazuta recently spent eight days in Guinea travelling in and around the town of Gueckedou in the heart of the country’s Forest Region, where the Ebola outbreak is believed to have begun in December 2013.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101440/Guinea-Ebola-diary-In-the-land-of-lost-handshakes
Briefing: Is Mali’s peace process in peril?
30 April 2015 (IRIN ), As Tuareg rebels drag their feet on signing the latest peace deal, violence is erupting once again in northern Mali. Here's a look at why the situation might unravel and what the stakes are:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101429/Briefing-Is-Mali-s-peace-process-in-peril
Ugandan rebel leader’s arrest a shot in the arm for justice
30 April 2015 (IRIN ), The arrest in Tanzania of the leader of one of the longest-standing insurgencies in Africa’s Great Lakes region marks a step forward for justice and accountability but is unlikely to bring an end to the transnational network he leads.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101432/Ugandan-rebel-leader-s-arrest-a-shot-in-the-arm-for-justice
Vaccination teams defeat 'Ebola effect' in Guinea
29 April 2015 (IRIN ), Trying to convince Guinean parents that a measles vaccine is good for their children is no easy task. West Africa's Ebola epidemic began here and the rumour mill has been working overtime ever since. So how did vaccination teams manage to overcome this so-called 'Ebola effect'?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101424/Vaccination-teams-defeat-Ebola-effect-in-Guinea
A year on, Guineans finally lay Ebola souls to rest
28 April 2015 (IRIN ), It is hard to put their anguish into words. After losing loved ones to Ebola, Guineans following traditional customs have waited more than a year to honour the dead due to government restrictions on public gatherings. Finally, the souls of the departed may be at peace.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101413/A-year-on-Guineans-finally-lay-Ebola-souls-to-rest
Legal routes no easy fix to EU migration crisis
28 April 2015 (IRIN ), In a new column, Jeff Crisp, former policy chief at UNHCR and now an advisor with Refugees International, questions whether opening up more legal routes into Europe is really the silver bullet to the migration crisis in the Mediterranean many make it out to be.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101416/Legal-routes-no-easy-fix-to-EU-migration-crisis
Tough homecoming for Zimbabwean migrants fleeing xenophobia
27 April 2015 (IRIN ), More than 2,000 Zimbabweans displaced by xenophobic attacks in South Africa have packed their bags for home. But Zimbabwe, a country teetering on the verge of economic collapse, is unlikely to offer them the means to restart their lives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101410/Tough-homecoming-for-Zimbabwean-migrants-fleeing-xenophobia

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