Water & Sanitation

Bangladesh’s climate change migrants

DHAKA, 13 November 2015 (IRIN Asia) - Farmland is being lost to climate change in Bangladesh, driving mass migration to slums. But the slums are at risk too, as rising sea levels and melting glaciers feed flooding, which in turn spreads water-borne diseases. Bangladesh is hoping next month's climate change conference in Paris will provide some solutions. full report

Iraq's killer weather

EXETER/KIRKUK, 12 November 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Iraq is a dangerous country — the UN counts 559 civilians killed there by terrorism and armed conflict in October alone. What is less well known is that its harsh climate, heavy rain as well as extremes in temperature, can also prove fatal. full report

Will climate change = more disease?

NEW YORK, 6 November 2015 (IRIN Global) - Climate change is having a profound impact on animal habitats, but what disease risk does this pose for humans? full report

IRIN's Top Picks: Alarm bells over Burundi, jade-fuelled conflict in Myanmar, and fear itself

LONDON, 6 November 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

Will Yemen’s storm yet prove disastrous?

JERUSALEM, 5 November 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Powerful Cyclone Chapala unloaded the worst of its wind and rain on Yemen earlier this week, flooding large portions of its southeastern coast. The concern now is how the estimated 1.1 million Yemenis impacted by the storm will fare in the days, weeks, and months ahead, especially in a country already gripped by civil war and humanitarian crisis. full report

Refugee relations turn sour in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, 11 August 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Relations between many of the more than 250,000 refugees from the Central African Republic who fled into Cameroon and local host populations are becoming increasingly strained. full report

Burkina Faso calls for aid as floods set to worsen

OUAGADOUGOU, 7 August 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Nearly 20,000 people have been affected this week by heavy rains and flooding in and around Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. More than 3,700 are now homeless, their houses reduced to piles of mud and debris. full report

Health 'time-bomb' as Yemen runs dry

SANA'A, 4 August 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Yemen's water problem is not new but it is now so acute that the country is close to running dry. The vast majority of the population has no access to clean water, while state water companies are at risk of bankruptcy. full report

Cameroonians plagued by urban flooding

DOUALA, 1 July 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Rapid urbanization in Cameroon's Douala city and an increase in annual rainfall in the region is putting more people at risk of flooding each year. The latest storm affected more than 30,000 people, destroying homes, businesses and livelihoods. full report

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