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

LONDON, 28 August 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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

When to use the M-word

OXFORD, 27 August 2015 (IRIN Global) - Using the right terms when referring to Europe’s migration crisis has become a minefield for journalists. Al Jazeera’s recent decision to stop using the word ‘migrant’ entirely in reference to people crossing the Mediterranean is one reflection of the evolving debate, but there are still plenty of major media brands getting it wrong. full report

Ebola: Where are we now?

DAKAR, 27 August 2015 (IRIN Africa) - The Ebola outbreak appears to be winding down, but it isn't over yet. Here's where things stand. full report

Will Thailand deport Uighurs who fled China?

BANGKOK, 27 August 2015 (IRIN Asia) - Despite Thailand's recent deportation of 109 ethnic Uighurs to China where they could face torture, about 60 members of the persecuted minority who remain in detention are refusing to register with the United Nations as asylum seekers. full report

In Libya's desert south, a town fends for itself

UBARI, 27 August 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Civilians in the oasis town of Ubari in southern Libya are trapped in a conflict that has cut them off from the outside world. Supplies and aid are almost non-existent, the hospital barely functions and the wounded often die of their injuries before they can get the assistance they need. full report

Face of World Humanitarian Summit to step down

LONDON, 26 August 2015 (IRIN Global) - After 15 months at the helm of the UN’s largest attempt in decades to reform emergency aid, the head of the World Humanitarian Summit Secretariat, Jemilah Mahmood, is stepping down. full report

Is South Sudan’s latest peace accord the real deal?

NAIROBI, 26 August 2015 (IRIN Africa) - After months of foot-dragging and under the threat of United Nations sanctions, South Sudan President Salva Kiir today finally signed a power-sharing agreement aimed at ending the country’s civil war. But will it stick? full report

Eyes Wide Shut: The challenge of humanitarian biometrics

BELGRADE, 26 August 2015 (IRIN Global) - The use of biometrics clearly has a role to play in humanitarianism. The challenge, says IRIN columnist Paul Currion, is to protect the vulnerable, whose identities may be vital for accessing government services, while preventing powerful states and private companies who may seek to experiment or exploit. full report

Photo Feature: The race to beat Hungary's border fence

Röszke , 25 August 2015 (IRIN Global) - As Hungary rushes to complete the first phase of a controversial fence along its Serbian border, migrants – mainly refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq – have been desperately trying to reach the country, which marks the beginning of the European Union’s passport-free Schengen zone. When the fence is up, entry will become much harder. full report

The lost childhoods behind our chocolate

ABIDJAN, 25 August 2015 (IRIN Africa) - An estimated 1.62 million children are forced to work in Cote d'Ivoire each year. The majority spend their days in cocoa fields, cultivating the beans that will eventually become chocolate. full report