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Cameroonians plagued by urban flooding

DOUALA, 1 July 2015 (IRIN) - Rapid urbanization in Cameroon's Douala city and an increase in annual rainfall in the region is putting more people at risk of flooding each year. The latest storm affected more than 30,000 people, destroying homes, businesses and livelihoods. full report

Insecurity fuels food shortages in northern Cameroon

MAROUA, 19 May 2015 (IRIN) - Nearly 200,000 people in northern Cameroon don't have enough to eat due to ongoing attacks by Boko Haram. full report

Boko Haram attacks spark education crisis in Cameroon

MAROUA, Cameroon, 12 May 2015 (IRIN) - Cross-border attacks by Boko Haram in northern Cameroon have led to the closure of more than 120 schools and halted the education of tens of thousands of children displaced by the violence. full report

Cameroon soldiers defy Boko Haram in polio battle

MAROUA, 13 April 2015 (IRIN) - How do you vaccinate women and children against polio in remote areas prey to attack from Boko Haram militants? Arm the soldiers with vaccine. This is exactly what has happened with great success in northern Cameroon. full report

Hear it from the people: What's wrong in the Central African Republic?

BAORO, 8 April 2015 (IRIN) - The ordinary people of the Central African Republic are finally having their say after years of conflict. Grassroots 'consultations' have been acting as a prelude to a reconciliation forum aimed at forging lasting peace full report

What future for the humanitarian capital of the world?

GENEVA, 7 April 2015 (IRIN) - Geneva has firmly taken its place as one of the most expensive cities in the world, following a sharp rise in the value of the Swiss franc in January. Should cost-conscious aid agencies be headquartered there? full report

Killing us softly

HONG KONG, 27 March 2015 (IRIN) - Of the 100 million Chinese who watched a documentary - later censored - about air pollution in their country, 172,000 are likely to die each year from air pollution-related diseases. full report

No shortage of recruits for Boko Haram in Cameroon’s Far North

FAR NORTH, CAMEROON, 5 March 2015 (IRIN) - Young people in northern Cameroon, who lack access to school and employment, are increasingly joining the ranks of Boko Haram. full report

Working to keep the peace: The impact of job schemes on ex-rebels

NAIROBI, 27 February 2015 (IRIN) - Job-creation schemes are the traditional way to tackle the post-conflict problem of unemployed ex-fighters and to reduce the threat they can pose to peace and stability in fragile states. full report

Three words of advice for WHO Africa's new chief

DAKAR, 24 February 2015 (IRIN) - WHO’s new regional director for Africa faces a tough road ahead, as she attempts to restore confidence in the organization following failures to act more quickly during the Ebola outbreak. full report

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