Life still hard in northern Mali, despite peace deal

BAMAKO, 4 September 2015 (IRIN) - A peace accord was signed in Mali earlier this year, but ongoing conflict continues to impact the livelihoods of millions in the north of the country. full report

IRIN's Top Picks: New aid narratives, El Niño and mapping mine deaths

LONDON, 28 August 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. full report

What peace deal? No end to Mali conflict

BAMAKO, 19 August 2015 (IRIN) - The Malian government and Northern rebel groups signed a peace deal on 20 June that was supposed to end years of conflict. Two months later, the violence continues. full report

Food aid cut to Malian refugees in Mauritania*

NOUAKCHOTT, 9 July 2015 (IRIN) - Nearly 50,000 Malian refugees are at risk following the suspension of food aid to their camp in southeastern Mauritania, with NGOs warning of a significant increase in acute malnutrition, particularly among children under five, and pregnant and lactating women: full report

Stateless in the Sahel

BAMAKO, 18 June 2015 (IRIN) - Thousands of children born to Mauritanian refugees in Mali are at risk of becoming stateless because they have not been issued birth certificates. full report

Thousands flee violent upsurge in northern Mali

BAMAKO, 29 May 2015 (IRIN) - A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and shelter as time runs out before the rainy season begins: full report

Briefing: Is Mali’s peace process in peril?

BAMAKO, 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: 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

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

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