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Why child migrants are playing grown up in Italy

ROME, 27 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Since the start of the year, nearly 7,500 child migrants have arrived in Italy without a parent or guardian. Many don't admit to being under 18 for fear the authorities will place them in a centre for unaccompanied migrant children, dashing their hopes of reaching northern Europe. full report

When war creates environmentalists

SANA'A, 27 July 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - As Yemen's war continues, the country has been starved of fuel and suffers from chronic water shortages. Can solar power be the answer? full report

Yarmouk camp no longer besieged, UN rules

BEIRUT, 24 July 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Despite not being able to deliver food to the camp since March, the UN has quietly dropped the Palestinian camp from its list of besieged areas in Syria full report

Counting the uncountable

OXFORD, 24 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - How do you design effective policies and programmes to help vulnerable populations when you don’t know how many people you’re dealing with? full report

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

DUBAI, 24 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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

A tough homecoming in Central African Republic

BANGUI, 23 July 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Thousands of people have been returning to their homes in the Central African Republic more than a year after fleeing a violent and complex political crisis, in many cases to neighbouring countries. While security may have improved in some areas, resuming any semblance of a normal life is proving a major challenge for many returnees. full report

Will Houthi retreat mean more Yemen aid?

BEIRUT, 23 July 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - The arrival of an aid ship to the Yemeni city of Aden has raised hopes of more aid getting to those in need. But the notion that a flotilla of aid ships will now be allowed to dock appears premature. full report

Need asylum in South Africa? Pay a bribe

OXFORD, 22 July 2015 (IRIN Africa) - In South Africa, asylum seekers and refugees in need of documentation often have no choice but to pay for it. So says a new report exposing how corruption and bribery have permeated nearly every level of the country’s asylum system: from border crossings, to queues outside refugee reception offices, to what takes place inside those offices. full report

The Gravedigger and the President: Chadian torture victims face former president

N'DJAMENA/DAKAR, 22 July 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Almost a quarter of a century after thousands of Chadians were allegedly imprisoned, killed and tortured during the rule of former president Hissène Habré, there is finally a chance for belated justice. Clement Abaifouta was only 23 when he was jailed and made to bury dead prisoners on an almost daily basis. Now 55, he has waited a long time to ask Habré: why? Watch: The Gravedigger and the President: full report

Four facts you might not know about housing demolitions by Israel

JERUSALEM, 22 July 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - As the tiny Palestinian town of Susiya faces destruction, Israel's system of demolitions is once again under scrutiny. full report