Table of contents


  1. CLIMATE CHANGE: Beyond the hype of 'climate wars'
  2. Briefing: Ethiopia's ONLF rebellion
  3. CLIMATE CHANGE: Mapping the health connection
  4. FOOD: Nutrition getting the attention it deserves?
  5. Analysis: Why dead body management matters
  6. SOMALIA: Mogadishu IDPs suffer extortion, eviction
  7. SOMALIA: Floods cause displacement in Somaliland*


CLIMATE CHANGE: Beyond the hype of 'climate wars'
JOHANNESBURG، 29/10/2012 (IRIN) - A new study set in East Africa, one of the most detailed yet to examine the links between conflict and climate change, calls for a more balanced view on the issue - beyond the widely hyped “climate wars” said to be erupting over dwindling natural resources. The study’s authors are among a chorus of emerging voices warning against viewing climate change exclusively through the lens of security. full report
Briefing: Ethiopia's ONLF rebellion
NAIROBI، 29/10/2012 (IRIN) - Any hopes for an imminent end to conflict in Ethiopia’s Somali region were dashed earlier this month when talks between the government and the separatist Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) broke down. full report
CLIMATE CHANGE: Mapping the health connection
JOHANNESBURG، 30/10/2012 (IRIN) - Countries could save countless lives and greatly reduce health costs if forewarned about climate-sensitive infectious disease outbreaks months in advance: and that is becoming a possibility, according to the Atlas of Health and Climate, a report mapping the links between climate and diseases like cholera, malaria, dengue fever and diarrhoea. full report
FOOD: Nutrition getting the attention it deserves?
JOHANNESBURG، 31/10/2012 (IRIN) - Two years after the launch of a global effort to mobilize countries in the use of scientific approaches to improve nutrition, the movement seems to be gaining momentum. More than 30 countries have signed up with the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, better known by its acronym SUN. full report
Analysis: Why dead body management matters
BANGKOK، 31/10/2012 (IRIN) - Dead body management is a key element of disaster response: How corpses are dealt with can have a profound impact and long-lasting effect on the mental health of survivors and communities, say experts. full report
SOMALIA: Mogadishu IDPs suffer extortion, eviction
MOGADISHU/NAIROBI، 1/11/2012 (IRIN) - Already struggling to access sporadic humanitarian assistance, internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Somali capital Mogadishu are also facing eviction by returning landowners and unscrupulous camp "gatekeepers" who siphon away what little aid is received, a new report says. full report
SOMALIA: Floods cause displacement in Somaliland*
HARGEISA، 2/11/2012 (IRIN) - Heavy rains have displaced many residents in the mid-eastern regions of the self-declared republic of Somaliland. full report