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Cameroon pays high price for joining Boko Haram fight

MAROUA, 31 July 2015 (IRIN Africa) - New security measures across much of Cameroon, which are meant to prevent more attacks by Boko Haram, are having a negative impact on people's livelihoods. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Sea slaves, worm wars and risk-taking

DUBAI, 31 July 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, interviews, 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

US food aid: Charity begins at home

LONDON, 30 July 2015 (IRIN Africa) - More than 60 years after the US Food for Peace program was launched, vested interests continue to hinder reforms to allow for more local sourcing of food aid. full report

Mapped - the world's conflicts

LONDON, 30 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - An interactive map showing all the ongoing conflicts around the world. full report

Pakistan floods expose response gaps

ISLAMABAD, 30 July 2015 (IRIN Asia) - As Pakistan faces its fourth consecutive year of heavy flooding, relief workers are urging the government to do more to ensure inevitable future inundations do less harm. full report

Women and aid: beyond box-ticking

DUBAI, 28 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Aid agencies have no problem agreeing that gender-sensitive programming is a good idea, but few have come up with concrete methods for evaluating the impact it has on those it is supposed to be helping - until now. full report

The heat is on: Surviving summer in an Iraqi camp

ERBIL, 28 July 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - For the 250,000 displaced Iraqis living in camps, the sweltering heat of the summer can make their lives misery. Staying cool is a gargantuan challenge. full report

Did Malaysia merit its human trafficking upgrade?

KUALA LUMPUR , 28 July 2015 (IRIN Asia) - Malaysian and international NGOs have expressed shock following the release of the US State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report on Monday, which saw Malaysia being upgraded from Tier 3, the lowest level, where it had been placed in 2014, to the Tier 2 Watch List. 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

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