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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

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

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

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

Iraq's mystery murders

KIRKUK, 24 August 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - A series of mystery killings and disappearances in Iraq’s disputed territories have left some displaced afraid to leave their homes. There is little evidence to show who is behind the crimes, but the identities of those dying follows a trend – the majority of the victims are Sunni Muslim and Arab, often already displaced by conflict. full report

After Nepal, is South Asia prepared for the Big One?

DELHI, 24 August 2015 (IRIN Asia) - When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April, it flattened villages and killed more than 9,000 people. It should also have sent countries across the region scrambling to improve preparedness systems; yet experts say too little is being done to get ready for the next big quake. full report

Rape, stigma, poverty: The lot of urban refugees in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, 24 August 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Despite efforts to help refugees who settle in urban areas, many still face stigma, poverty and sexual assault. full report

Do we still care about the F word?

ISTANBUL, 24 August 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Famine, one of the most loaded words in the humanitarian lexicon, used to have the power to provoke global campaigns. Nowadays, the general public barely bats an eyelid. full report