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Sierra Leone's missing Ebola millions

FREETOWN, 30 March 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Taxpayers and individual donors contributed some $18 million to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone, where the disease has killed almost 3,800 people. When public auditors examined how the money had been spent, they found that records for more than half of the money were incomplete or entirely missing. full report

Yemen camp bombing - what you need to know

BEIRUT/SANA'A, 30 March 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - At least 29 people were killed on Monday after a camp for displaced Yemenis was hit by an air strike. Here is what we do and don’t know. full report

Killing us softly

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

Civilians killed as Saudi Arabia bombs Yemen

SANA'A, 26 March 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Saudi Arabia and its allies may be hitting civilian targets in its bombing campaign in Yemen, residents and rights groups have warned. full report

Millions of aid dollars lost in currency swings

BEIRUT/GENEVA, 26 March 2015 (IRIN Global) - Currency fluctuations this year could cost relief agencies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost income, threatening aid to millions of people around the world. full report

Record-breaking year for asylum claims: 8 key trends

OXFORD, 26 March 2015 (IRIN Global) - 2014 was a year of records for asylum claims, according to an annual round-up released today by UNHCR, which noted that 866,000 claims were made in the world's industrialized nations, double the figure for 2013. full report

Taking the long run in Palestine

BETHLEHEM, 26 March 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Three thousand people are preparing to run tomorrow in annual 'Right to Movement' marathon in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. IRIN's Annie Slemrod is among them. full report

Zimbabwe on alert over cholera threat

HARARE, 25 March 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Children play on the dumpsite in the Budiriro suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, scrambling through the garbage and ignoring the clouds of flies and overpowering stench from the rotting, untreated waste. full report

Photo Feature: Bulgaria repels asylum seekers at Turkish border

EDIRNE, 25 March 2015 (IRIN Global) - Thousands of asylum seekers, many of them from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are being denied entry to the European Union via Turkey’s border with Bulgaria. According to testimonies from asylum seekers, they are not only denied the opportunity to apply for asylum, but turned back by Bulgarian border police and, in many cases, beaten. full report

Agencies overwhelmed as Mindanao conflict flares again

MAGUINDANAO , 25 March 2015 (IRIN Asia) - Humanitarian agencies are struggling to cope with a growing number of people displaced by fighting in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, says more than 120,000 have sought shelter in public buildings or informal camps. The latest conflict, sparked by a botched anti-terror raid, threatens the future of much heralded peace deal. full report