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Shortage of epilepsy drugs in Zimbabwe
11 August 2014 (IRIN ), Drugs for non-communicable diseases like epilepsy are being hardest hit by funding shortfalls affecting Zimbabwe’s public health sector. While the government is struggling to meet its budget commitments, donors are more focused on communicable diseases like HIV and TB.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100476/Shortage-of-epilepsy-drugs-in-Zimbabwe
Conditions for asylum seekers worsen in Libya
7 August 2014 (IRIN ), As violence in Libya continues to escalate, most diplomats and foreign workers have by now received assistance from their governments and employers to evacuate the country. But for the tens of thousands of undocumented migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, the only possibility for escape lies in the hands of smugglers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100454/Conditions-for-asylum-seekers-worsen-in-Libya
Libya insecurity forces aid workers to leave
7 August 2014 (IRIN ), Libya’s deteriorating security situation has led to an exodus of aid workers and suspension of development programmes, leaving tens of thousands of displaced and vulnerable people relying on skeleton networks manned in part by volunteers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100455/Libya-insecurity-forces-aid-workers-to-leave
Briefing: Somaliland, oil and security
7 August 2014 (IRIN ), The proposed deployment of armed contingents to protect oil installations in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland risks further destabilizing a region rife with disputes over sovereignty, boundaries and oil concessions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100460/Briefing-Somaliland-oil-and-security
Cholera surges in Cameroon
6 August 2014 (IRIN ), Rains and insecurity caused by Nigerian Islamist militants are aggravating a cholera outbreak in northern Cameroon which has killed at least 75 people and infected some 1,400 others since April. Water scarcity, poor public health care and risky hygienic practices have rekindled the disease which badly hit the country between 2009 and 2011, experts say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100447/Cholera-surges-in-Cameroon
Time to investigate abuses in Nigeria
6 August 2014 (IRIN ), Rights groups in Nigeria are calling for an independent investigation into evidence of abuses as video footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International appears to show members of the Nigerian military brutally beating and murdering suspected militants in the country's north.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100450/Time-to-investigate-abuses-in-Nigeria
Donor support to Sahel "anaemic"
4 August 2014 (IRIN ), More donor support is needed to help close the US$1.5 billion funding gap in the Sahel this year and protect the livelihoods of the estimated 20.2 million people who are at risk of food insecurity. Only 30 percent of the $2.2 billion dollar appeal to fight hunger and malnutrition, and build resilience in the region has been met by donors as of July, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100442/Donor-support-to-Sahel-anaemic
Interview with outgoing Africa Great Lakes Special Envoy Mary Robinson
4 August 2014 (IRIN ), In mid-June UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reassigned the special envoy to Africa's Great Lakes region, Mary Robinson, to special envoy for climate change. IRIN spoke to her about her time working on the Great Lakes region.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100444/Interview-with-outgoing-Africa-Great-Lakes-Special-Envoy-Mary-Robinson
Ebola - softly, softly on bush meat
1 August 2014 (IRIN ), Medical teams struggling to curb Ebola in West Africa have been discouraging bush meat consumption, believed to have caused the outbreak, but some rural communities dependent on the meat for protein are determined to continue their traditional hunting practices.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100428/Ebola-softly-softly-on-bush-meat
Latest innovations in cash transfers
31 July 2014 (IRIN ), Five years ago, delivering food aid was all about hauling cargoes of wheat, rice and maize around the world. Today, instead of queuing for rations, recipients are quite likely to be given the means to buy their own food. As the cash transfer sector matures, IRIN spoke to experts to discuss the latest innovations and lessons learned.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100420/Latest-innovations-in-cash-transfers

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