Food Security

Thousands flee violent upsurge in northern Mali

BAMAKO, 29 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and shelter as time runs out before the rainy season begins: full report

The struggle for survival across Ukraine's frontline

LUHANSK, Ukraine, 28 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - Ukraine's frontline cuts across the east of the country like a jagged scar. Despite a February ceasefire, the fighting hasn't stopped. In March and April, Kristina Jovanovski had rare access to rebel-held areas to investigate the humanitarian disaster that has unfolded on Europe's doorstep. Read her exclusive report on why aid isn't getting through. full report

An ‘almost impossible job’ - 10 tips for the UN's next humanitarian boss

LONDON, 26 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - Former UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has a few words of advice for the next person to take up the job, British politician Stephen O'Brien. full report

Food worries widen in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, 26 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - More than 465,000 people in Mauritania, where lean season is already underway, are expected to face severe food insecurity by June, due in large part to last year's poor harvests. full report

Many fleeing Burundi have no wish to return

KIGOMA, Tanzania, 21 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Aid agencies are warning a cholera outbreak is creating major health crisis among tens of thousands of people who have fled Burundi for neighbouring Tanzania. It's a journey many of the refugees have made before. Some have no desire to return home. full report

Insecurity fuels food shortages in northern Cameroon

MAROUA, 19 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Nearly 200,000 people in northern Cameroon don't have enough to eat due to ongoing attacks by Boko Haram. full report

What a funding crisis is doing to AIDS patients in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, 14 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Funding shortfalls mean food programmes for HIV/AIDS patients in Burkina Faso are being cut back, leaving thousands of vulnerable people at risk: full report

Zimbabwe plunges towards a food crisis

Mhondoro-Ngezi , 14 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Farisai Moyo was hoping for a bumper harvest this year, but all he has to show for his hard work is a field of wilted maize – the result of a prolonged dry spell across much of Zimbabwe that is likely to tip the country into food crisis full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Bad jokes, innovation and apathy

DUBAI , 20 March 2015 (IRIN Global) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share some of 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

Ebola: Liberia's long road to recovery

BO-WATERSIDE, LIBERIA, 4 March 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Liberia has lifted nationwide curfews and reopened its land borders with key trading partners Sierra Leone and Guinea, but a full recovery from the economic impact of the Ebola outbreak will take time. Many people have lost their jobs and more than 80 percent of rural families and three-quarters of urban households now report being food insecure. full report

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