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IRIN's Top Picks: Protecting civilians, rebuilding Gaza, and a vanishing island

GENEVA, 5 February 2016 (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

An unwanted guest: El Niño and Africa in 2016

NAIROBI, 23 December 2015 (IRIN Global) - El Niño is the largely unwanted Christmas gift – a warming of the tropical Pacific causing drought and floods that will peak at the end of this month, but will impact weather systems around the globe into 2016. So what does that really mean for these vulnerable regions in the coming year? With the perils of weather forecasting acknowledged, here’s a snapshot. full report

Top Picks: The Arab Spring, arms to Yemen and why Myanmar wins

LONDON, 18 December 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

How Boko Haram is killing off farms

YOLA, 17 December 2015 (IRIN Africa) - More than 17,000 farmers in northeastern Nigeria have been displaced by Boko Haram since 2012. Thousands of other young people, who were to inherit these lands, have also been killed. Many are now asking: what does the future hold for Nigerian agriculture? full report

COP21: Counting the money

PARIS, 14 December 2015 (IRIN Global) - The rejoicing and back-slapping at the conclusion at the weekend of the Paris climate summit extended even to the African delegations. Historically sidelined, they had come to the UN meeting determined that this time they would make their voices heard. full report

COP21: The good, the bad ... and the OK

PARIS, 14 December 2015 (IRIN Global) - The world has its first universal climate accord. The Paris Agreement is more ambitious than expected, and makes a distinct effort to balance the interests of both rich and poor nations. Here's a rundown of what it did and didn't achieve, particularly for those most vulnerable: full report

COP21: Briefing on climate financing

NAIROBI, 11 December 2015 (IRIN Global) - As we reach the business end of the negotiations, here’s IRIN’s lowdown on the complex and all-important money issue full report

COP21: Climate change and conflict meet in Cameroon

KOUSSERI/DOUALA, 9 December 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Boko Haram isn't the only menace in Cameroon. Tens of thousands of people are being driven from their homes as long periods of drought, followed by heavy rains and flooding, destroy their houses and their livelihoods. Can anything be done to help? full report

COP21: Food – the big picture*

LONDON, 7 December 2015 (IRIN Global) - Global food security is not just about how much we grow. To achieve it, we need to look at the bigger picture, particularly at the way in which water and energy needs underpin production. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: African security, transparency and Istanbul’s outcomes

LONDON, 4 December 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

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