Water & Sanitation

Zimbabwe on alert over cholera threat

HARARE, 25 March 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Children play on the dumpsite in the Budiriro suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, scrambling through the garbage and ignoring the clouds of flies and overpowering stench from the rotting, untreated waste. full report

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Ebola: Back to school, but is it safe?

Monrovia/Freetown, 20 February 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Millions of students in Liberia and Sierra will soon be back in school for the first time in more than six months, but concerns over Ebola remain. full report

Northeast Nigeria: "Hundreds of thousands have fled"

DAKAR, 28 November 2014 (IRIN Africa) - More than 400,000 people in northeastern Nigeria, who have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, are in "urgent need" of assistance, humanitarian agencies say. This number is likely to increase as attacks against civilians escalate. full report

The world's strangest land grab?

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, 24 November 2014 (IRIN Asia) - Every year the Amu Darya river encroaches about 500 metres into Afghanistan, taking with it large swathes of territory and leaving hundreds of families homeless. And as the official border between the countries is defined as the middle of the river, Uzbekistan has laid claim to hundreds of square kilometres of Afghan territory. full report

PRESS RELEASE: IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN

GENEVA, 20 November 2014 (IRIN Global) - After nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, the humanitarian news service IRIN is spinning off to become an independent non-profit media venture, with the support of a major private donor full report

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