Security

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

Mapped - the world's conflicts

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

Four reasons Syrian ‘safe zone’ unlikely to work

BEIRUT, 29 July 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Turkey has announced the creation of a "safe zone" in Syria. Here's why it might not work. full report

The Gravedigger and the President: Chadian torture victims face former president

N'DJAMENA/DAKAR, 22 July 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Almost a quarter of a century after thousands of Chadians were allegedly imprisoned, killed and tortured during the rule of former president Hissène Habré, there is finally a chance for belated justice. Clement Abaifouta was only 23 when he was jailed and made to bury dead prisoners on an almost daily basis. Now 55, he has waited a long time to ask Habré: why? Watch: The Gravedigger and the President: full report

Three concerns ahead of Côte d’Ivoire poll

ABIDJAN, 21 July 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Five years after Côte d’Ivoire’s disputed presidential election threw the country into turmoil and left more than 3,000 dead, its people are set to go to the polls again. Could we see similar unrest this October or will the West African nation turn the page and move forward? full report

Scars deepen for Ukraine's children

MARIUPOL, 20 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Children near the frontlines in Ukraine are increasingly showing the psychological and social effects of the lengthening conflict. A UNICEF program is trying to provide therapy through art, games and group discussion. But as the war goes on, the scars are only likely to deepen: full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Beyond aid, transparency and development finance

DUBAI, 17 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 failing kids fleeing Central America

NEW YORK, 17 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Mechanisms put in place to stop an unprecedented influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America to the southern US border – which peaked last summer – are failing scores of children fleeing violence in their native countries: full report

Crisis Brief: Unexpected aid in eastern Ukraine

LUHANSK, 16 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Cut off from government-controlled territory, civilians in rebel-held eastern Ukraine have limited access to goods, basic services and cash. A new IRIN/HPG Crisis Brief finds that much of the aid reaching people is coming from unusual sources. full report

Yemen's conflict is splintering out of control

BEIRUT/SANAA, 15 July 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - The failure of a humanitarian truce in Yemen not only illustrates the limits of the United Nation's power, it further raises fears of the country sliding into the rule of militias. full report

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