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Boko Haram arrests worsen Cameroon prison conditions

YAOUNDE, 6 January 2016 (IRIN) - Detention conditions in Cameroon's prisons are worsening as thousands of people suspected of having links with Boko Haram are thrown into jail. An ill-equipped court system fails to process the cases, while suspects languish indefinitely, and more and more arrive from the Far North Region each week. full report

COP21: Climate change and conflict meet in Cameroon

KOUSSERI/DOUALA, 9 December 2015 (IRIN) - Boko Haram isn't the only menace in Cameroon. Tens of thousands of people are being driven from their homes as long periods of drought, followed by heavy rains and flooding, destroy their houses and their livelihoods. Can anything be done to help? full report

Is education Boko Haram’s biggest victim?

KADUNA/DAKAR, 7 December 2015 (IRIN) - The mass abduction of schoolgirls, the displacement of millions, and the relentless suicide attacks have received most of the Boko Haram headlines, but the exodus of teachers and the disintegration of the education system could be a longer-lasting legacy that sets northeastern Nigeria back a generation. full report

Fleeing Boko Haram: nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

KADUNA/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, 2 November 2015 (IRIN) - The Boko Haram insurgency has claimed more than 25,000 lives in the past six years. Since 2014, it has escalated and splintered across a wider swathe of West and Central Africa, uprooting millions of people in the process. Where should they go? This special feature examines the bleak options and explores what the future holds. full report

Vote limbo for Central African refugees

BERTOUA/DAKAR, 14 September 2015 (IRIN) - Nearly 200,000 refugees who fled the Central African Republic are still waiting to see if they will be able to cast their ballots in next month's presidential elections. full report

Millions going hungry because of Boko Haram

ABUJA/DAKAR, 11 September 2015 (IRIN) - Ongoing attacks by Boko Haram have left millions of people in Western and Central Africa without enough food to eat. full report

Rape, stigma, poverty: The lot of urban refugees in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, 24 August 2015 (IRIN) - Despite efforts to help refugees who settle in urban areas, many still face stigma, poverty and sexual assault. full report

Nigerians who fled Boko Haram forced home

YAOUNDE, 21 August 2015 (IRIN) - As many as 15,000 people who took refuge in northern Cameroon after fleeing violence in Nigeria are now being sent back home, over fears they could have ties to Boko Haram. full report

Refugee relations turn sour in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, 11 August 2015 (IRIN) - Relations between many of the more than 250,000 refugees from the Central African Republic who fled into Cameroon and local host populations are becoming increasingly strained. full report

Refugees pour into Cameroon fearing Boko Haram

MINAWAO, Cameroon, 10 August 2015 (IRIN) - Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria and along the Cameroonian border have caused a surge of refugees in recent weeks, most of them trying to flee further into Cameroon. The only camp near the border, at Minawao, is overcrowded and some people have taken to living rough in the bush: full report

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