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Life after death
September 2014 - Nearly 1.8 million Iraqis are estimated to have fled their homes since January 2014, with most fleeing the rapid advance of the Islamic State (IS, formerly known... more...
Tacloban one year after Typhoon Haiyan
Nov 2014 - IRIN visited the city of Tacloban and its environs in central-eastern Philippines, the epicentre of a typhoon that swept through the country on 8 November 2013, killing... more...
Lighting revolution in Sierra Leone
May 2014 - Freetown. In the face of inadequate provision of power by the Sierra Leonean government, companies are stepping in to provide solar electricity systems that ordinary Sierra Leoneans... more...
Still displaced in Rakhine State
February 2014 – More than 170,000 people remain displaced and in need in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State after two rounds of inter-communal violence between Buddhist ethnic Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya... more...
Hunger stalks Mali’s Dogon
January 2014 - Bandiagara, in central Mali’s Mopti Region, is struggling to cope with successive poor harvests and the near-total collapse of its tourist industry. Poverty is forcing the area’s... more...
Lesotho rolls out new HIV approach
December 2013 - In Lesotho, HIV transmission rates from mother to child remain high. Poor health and transport infrastructure have meant that HIV-positive people living in remote mountain regions are... more...
Philippines typhoon relief intensifies
November 2013 – Aid efforts in the Philippines are intensifying since Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck, devastating areas across 36 provinces on 8 November. Over half a million men, women and... more...
Learning to smile again
November 2013 - In Zamboanga, Philippines, more than 70,000 villagers displaced by armed conflict are crowded into a sports stadium, which has been converted into an evacuation camp. With funding... more...
Sealing European borders
November 2013 - The building of a fence last year along Greece’s border with Turkey is pushing asylum seekers and migrants wanting to enter the EU towards Bulgaria. But the... more...
Philippines quake survivor woes
October 2013 - The Philippines government has for years been trying to map fault lines, but has struggled to convince many local authorities to remove populations on dangerous coastlines, river... more...
Why pastoralism matters
September 2013 - Herding is central to human survival in Mongolia, with at least 40 percent of the population earning its food and fuel from livestock. But lack of preparation... more...
Guineans vote for jobs
September 2013 - When IRIN spoke to youths in Guinea's capital, Conakry, the subject on everyone’s lips was work - where to find it and how to get it. Many... more...
Sierra Leone’s disabled battle adversity
August 2013 - At No. 14 ECOWAS Street, a government-owned building in downtown Freetown, Sierra Leone, more than 200 polio survivors live with their families. They face difficulty obtaining... more...
Fishing for life on Lake Malawi
July 2013 - The government of Malawi has announced it intends to place greater emphasis on the extractive resource sector, causing concern that Lake Malawi could be at risk of... more...
Warimu Gachenga, elderly slum resident
August 2013 - Gender-based violence is widespread in Kenya. In the Korogocho slum of the capital, Nairobi, 70-year-old Wairimu Gachenga meets with a group of grandmothers once a week to... more...
Mining for survival in Malawi
July 2013 - Artisanal and small-scale mining in Malawi is often practiced by poverty-stricken rural communities. Regardless of the value of the minerals being extracted, small-scale miners rarely earn more... more...
Fishing for jobs in Lesotho
MARCH 2013 - The Lesotho Highlands Water Project is one of Lesotho’s most divisive issues: Proponents cite benefits like improved infrastructure and hydroelectricity, while opponents point to concerns like the... more...
Children break rocks to pay for school in Sierra Leone
MARCH 2013 - Child labour is nothing new in Sierra Leone, but the brutal job of breaking stones with a hammer for hours on end in the baking heat has... more...
Indonesia’s mental healthcare
JANUARY 2013 - Galuh Foundation rehabilitation centre, one hour’s drive from Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, provides traditional healing to some 250 mentally ill patients in a country with few medical treatment... more...
Syria’s rising displacement crisis
JANUARY 2013 - Since March 2011, the Syrian conflict has forced at least 2.5 million people to flee their homes. Displaced internally, or as refugees in other countries, they live... more...
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