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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

Burkina Faso calls for aid as floods set to worsen

OUAGADOUGOU, 7 August 2015 (IRIN) - Nearly 20,000 people have been affected this week by heavy rains and flooding in and around Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. More than 3,700 are now homeless, their houses reduced to piles of mud and debris. full report

Cameroon pays high price for joining Boko Haram fight

MAROUA, 31 July 2015 (IRIN) - New security measures across much of Cameroon, which are meant to prevent more attacks by Boko Haram, are having a negative impact on people's livelihoods. full report

IRIN's Top picks: Effective altruism, humanitarian complicity and Boko Haram

DUBAI, 24 July 2015 (IRIN) - Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. This week - Palestine, Cameroon and Bulgaria. full report

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