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     1  ~ 2014 sep 29aid ban insecurity could lead to more deathsSOMALIA: Aid ban , insecurity " could lead to more deaths " - IrinNAIROBI, 8 December 2011 (IRIN) - Officials are warning of an escalation in the humanitarian crisis in Somalia if the ban imposed by Al-Shabab insurgents, ...
     1  ~ 2014 sep 17rebellion casamance sedhiouIRIN Africa | Penury amid potential in Senegal's Casamance The legacy of the low-intensity rebellion by the Casamance ... All three Casamance districts (Kolda, Sédhiou and Ziguinchor) are facing food ...
     1  ~ 2014 sep 08humanitarian newsIRIN • humanitarian news and analysis from Africa, Asia and the Humanitarian news and analysis service from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Provides original content about emergencies in Africa, ... ‎Africa - ‎About IRIN - ‎Jobs - ‎Middle East
     1  ~ 2014 sep 08local microfinance institutions beninBENIN : Corrupt microfinance institutions profit from poorest - IrinCOTONOU, 7 January 2009 (IRIN) - Local NGOs subcontracted by a multi-million -dollar microfinance programme are taking bribes from borrowers, according to ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 26arab aid to somaliaIRIN Middle East | Analysis: Arab and Muslim aid and the West - “two Somalia has been a call to action for many Islamic donors ... The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Office for Coordination of Foreign Aid , too, received confirmation of ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 26burmese migrants in thailandIRIN Asia | MYANMAR- THAILAND : Burmese migrant workers risk CHIANG MAI, 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Several hundred thousand Burmese migrant workers in Thailand could face deportation if they fail to register under ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 24timor trafficking childIRIN Asia | TIMOR -LESTE: Tackling human trafficking | Timor -Leste Especially near the border [with West Timor ], traffickers have recruited women to ... MYANMAR-THAILAND: Child trafficking continues, but not fuelled by cyclone.
     1  ~ 2014 aug 19flooding in loei provinceIRIN Asia | THAILAND: Flash floods continue to batter farmlands Flash flooding in Loei province . Heavy rains have inundated many provinces in north, northeast and central Thailand. BANGKOK, 15 September 2008 (IRIN) ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 11senegal birth certificateIRIN Africa | SENEGAL : Texting for birth certificates | Senegal Senegalese law does not make birth declaration mandatory, yet birth certificates are required for enrolling a child in school and registering to write exams.
     1  +1 2014 aug 06piraterie dans le golfAFRIQUE DE L'OUEST: Définir la piraterie dans le golfe de ... - IRINLONDRES, 11 décembre 2012 (IRIN) - En juillet 2011, le président béninois Thomas Boni Yayi avait envoyé une lettre au secrétaire général des Nations Unies ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 02child trafficking in africaIRIN Africa | AFRICA : High cost of child trafficking | DRC | Congo POINTE NOIRE, 25 January 2012 (IRIN) - Forced child labour remains rampant in Central Africa , where poverty fuels the trafficking of children from poorer ...
     1  ~ 2014 jul 29global warming darfurSUDAN: Climate change - only one cause among many for Darfur - IrinAmong the earliest commentators to put a global warming spin on the Darfur crisis was economist Jeffrey Sachs. "Recent years have shown that shifts in rainfall ...
     1  ~ 2014 jul 27human rights chittagongBANGLADESH: Chittagong rights violations continue, says UN - IrinDHAKA, 28 April 2011 (IRIN) - The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord has yet to be fully implemented, with human rights violations continuing more than a ...
     1  ~ 2014 jul 21toilets for africaWEST AFRICA : Cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera - IrinThe key is to get communities all over West Africa to want to use and maintain clean toilets . In Sierra Leone, UNICEF is pushing “community-driven total ...
     1  +1 2014 jul 20motorcycle in sierra leoneSIERRA LEONE : Reinstating rule of law starting with motorcycle Makeni, 12 September 2007 (IRIN) - A decade of civil war left Sierra Leone's administration in tatters but when the Catholic diocese in the former rebel ...
     2  +2 2014 oct 05cabinet reshuffle in malawiIRIN Africa | MALAWI : Cabinet reshuffle has some unwelcome Lilongwe, 1 August 2005 (IRIN) - Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika on Sunday dismissed his second vice president, Cassim Chilumpha, who was also ...
     2  +1 2014 sep 24world food programme swazilandIRIN Africa | SWAZILAND : Model for grassroots humanitarian " Swaziland , despite its size, can teach the world lessons about addressing problems through community solutions," World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 21slum survivor 2011IRIN | In-Depth: ' Slum Survivors ' inspires and uplifts | KENYA: 'Slum NAIROBI, 16 March 2011 (IRIN) - In September 2007, IRIN released its award- winning film Slum Survivors , a 45-minute documentary about five people living in  ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 20northern uganda aidsAnalysis: From emergency aid to early recovery in northern UgandaGULU, 2 January 2013 (IRIN) - Fleets of NGO-owned 4x4s crisscross northern Uganda , as they did during the region's two-decade war, but now, rather than ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 09kenya army in somaliaKENYA - SOMALIA : Paying high price for military incursion - IrinISIOLO-NAIROBI, 13 January 2012 (IRIN) - Security, service delivery and economic activity in northeastern Kenya have deteriorated considerably since October ...
     2  +1 2014 aug 31climate change in egyptEGYPT : Scientists uncertain about climate change impact on ... - IRINCAIRO, 2 March 2008 (IRIN) - One scenario set out by climatologists is that global warming in Egypt could speed up the Nile river evaporation process and lead ...
     2  +6 2014 aug 28plumpy nut recipeIRIN Africa | MALAWI: Cheaper recipe for treating hungry children The red label on the bottle reads Plumpy ' nut Chiponde, the Malawian name for the ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) that has revolutionized the treatment of  ...
     2  +1 2014 aug 28illegal immigration south africaSOUTH AFRICA : Police blame " illegal immigrants " for crime - IrinJohannesburg, 3 March 2010 (IRIN) - The "absurd" claim by Gauteng's police chief that South Africa's richest province was home to as many as three million ...
     2  ~ 2014 aug 27irin storm usaIn-Depth: Gathering Storm - the humanitarian impact of climate ... - IrinJohannesburg, 4 December 2007 ( IRIN ) - Industrialised countries have only paid about US $163 million towards helping the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) ...
     2  ~ 2014 aug 24problems in burmaIRIN Asia | Briefing: Myanmar's ethnic problems | Myanmar | Conflict MAE SOT, 29 March 2012 (IRIN) - Mutual distrust, power struggles and tension over the hoarding of resources, including gold, gems and timber, have ...
     2  +9 2014 aug 17aid agencies in somaliaSOMALIA : Aid agencies gain access to Al-Shabab areas - IRINMOGADISHU, 26 July 2011 (IRIN) - Amid reports of rising child deaths due to malnourishment, Somalia's opposition Al-Shabab group has granted several aid  ...
     2  ~ 2014 aug 15laurent desire kabilaIRIN | In-Depth: The death of Laurent Desire Kabila | DRC NAIROBI, 12 February 2001 (IRIN) - On 16 January 2001, President Laurent - Desire Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was gunned down by one of  ...
     2  ~ 2014 aug 15nepal street childrenIRIN Asia | NEPAL : Street children sniff glue to beat hunger pangs Glue sniffing is a serious health threat to hundreds of street children in Nepal . KATHMANDU, 22 October 2007 (IRIN) - Bhim Pariyar, who grew up on the streets ...
     2  ~ 2014 aug 12education in south sudanAnalysis: South Sudan struggles to meet demand for education - IRINYEI, 4 September 2012 (IRIN) - Five decades of war and upheaval in South Sudan has had an inevitable impact on education - almost three-quarters of adults in ...
     2  ~ 2014 aug 01ethiopians in israelISRAEL : The tribulations of being an Ethiopian Jew - IrinEthiopian Jews participate in a human rights march in Tel Aviv. TEL AVIV, 9 February 2012 (IRIN) - Growing up in Israel , Shay Sium became accustomed to ...
     2  -1 2014 jul 30security firm in mogadishuIRIN Africa | SOMALIA: Mogadishu on the up | Somalia | Governance According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 3,800 people returned to ... "The key is security ", said Abdullahi Godah Barre, minister for planning and ...
     2  ~ 2014 jul 29somali piracy threatening yemenYEMEN : Somali pirates threaten fishermen's lives, livelihoods - IrinMUKALLA, 29 December 2010 (IRIN) - Salem Khames Balghay, 53, says his son and brother, who are fishermen like him, have been held by Somali pirates  ...
     2  +1 2014 jul 28iraqi refugees in jordanAmid Syrian crisis, Iraqi refugees in Jordan forgotten - IrinAMMAN, 6 June 2013 (IRIN) - Up to 10 years after fleeing violence in their country, many Iraqi refugees living in Jordan are poor, failing to integrate, and unable ...
     2  +6 2014 jul 20sub-saharan africans libyaLIBYA : Sub - Saharan migrants keep their heads down - IrinHuman rights campaigners and media commentators in sub - Saharan Africa have pointed out that incidents of extreme racism are nothing new in Libya .
     2  ~ 2014 jul 19un news serviceHumanitarian news and analysis service from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Provides original content about emergencies in Africa, ...
     2  -1 2014 jul 18post election violenceIRIN | In-Depth: Kenya's post election crisis | KENYA: Introduction Around 600,000 people have been left homeless by the violence and chaos following Kenya's disputed elections in December 2007.
     3  ~ 2014 sep 22insects of laosIRIN Asia | LAOS : Insect farms run into trouble | Laos | Health VIENTIANE, 3 October 2012 (IRIN) - Promoting consumption of edible insects in Laos may help boost protein-anaemic diets, say health experts trying to create ...
     3  +2 2014 sep 19land lease in ethiopiaIRIN Africa | ETHIOPIA : The great land -grab debate | Ethiopia GAMBELLA, 25 March 2011 (IRIN) - Ethiopia has little time for critics of its large- scale land - leasing policy, insisting the millions of dollars of foreign investment ...
     3  ~ 2014 sep 09maternal mortality in sudanIRIN Africa | SOUTH SUDAN : The biggest threat to a woman's life “More women die in child birth, per capita, in South Sudan , than in any country ... “Midwives are the backbone for reduction of maternal mortality … but here, with ...
     3  ~ 2014 sep 07gender empowerment measure and bangladeshBANGLADESH : Government moves to boost women's rights - IrinThe NWPD aims to empower women at all political, social, administrative and economic ... The Global Gender Gap Index 2007 ranks Bangladesh 100 out of 128 ...
     3  -1 2014 aug 21burma ethnic minoritiesAt the same time, the government has steadfastly believed that a “crisis of the minorities ” - internal conflict among Myanmar's sizable minority communities, ...
     3  -2 2014 aug 19plus news pakistanIRIN | Asia | PakistanNAGAR VALLEY, PAKISTAN , 12 August 2014 (IRIN) - Scientists say they risk ... This material comes to you via IRIN, the humanitarian news and analysis service  ...
     3  +1 2014 aug 18xenophobia in south africaIRIN Africa | SOUTH AFRICA : Xenophobic attacks spreading | South Johannesburg, 23 May 2008 (IRIN) - Xenophobic violence has spread to Cape Town, while poverty stricken foreign nationals in six of South Africa's nine ...
     3  -2 2014 aug 18plus news pakistant
     3  +1 2014 aug 03tropical storm irinaIRIN Africa | MADAGASCAR: Tropical storm Irina claims 72 lives Tropical storm Irina brought heavy rains, especially in the southeast of the country around the towns of Mananjary and Manakara, starting late on 26 February.
     3  ~ 2014 aug 03maggots fish foodIRIN Africa | FOOD : Maggots to the rescue? | South Africa | Food JOHANNESBURG, 20 October 2011 (IRIN) - The humble maggot (larva of a fly) is being nurtured as an alternative protein source for livestock and fish farming ...
     3  +4 2014 jul 31water south africaIRIN Africa | SOUTH AFRICA : The quiet water crisis | South Africa When apartheid crumbled in 1994, an estimated 14 million South Africans lacked access to a formal water supply, and about half the country - 21 million people ...
     3  -1 2014 jul 29in depth reportingIRIN | In-Depth reportsIRIN In-Depths provide timely and comprehensive analysis of key humanitarian issues. ... damage – wrought by those policies in developing countries. full report  ...
     3  ~ 2014 jul 20les bidonvilles en somalieIRIN Français | Est-il sûr de rentrer en Somalie ? | Somalie | Paix et Le propriétaire de cette boutique du bidonville de Philippi, au Cap, ... de voyage nécessaires pour rentrer en Somalie , selon Mohamed Ali Mire, ...
     3  -1 2014 jul 19bangladeshi school girlBANGLADESH : Gender gap, dropout rate a challenge for schools - IrinGoing to school is no an easy task for girls in Bangladesh ... Although 85.6 percent of primary school girls are enrolled in school, the remaining 14.4 percent who ...
     4  ~ 2014 oct 03african illegal immigrants
     4  +4 2014 sep 30solar power zambiaIRIN Africa | ZAMBIA : Solar power improves everyday life | Zambia Solar is a practical alternative to providing power to remote populations. lusaka, 9 June 2004 (IRIN) - Several Zambian villages in remote parts of the country that ...
     4  ~ 2014 sep 27weapons in yemenIn-Depth: Guns Out of Control: the continuing threat of small arms - IrinYEMEN: When cultural norms underpin gun ownership. Photo: Edward Parsons/ IRIN. There are almost 17 million weapons in Yemen , according to unofficial ...
     4  +2 2014 sep 20past unaids bossesGLOBAL: EDUCATION: UNAIDS boss calls for pro-youth ... - IrinAbidjan, 27 April 2000 (IRIN) - The Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS ( UNAIDS ), Peter Piot, called on Wednesday for a ...
     4  ~ 2014 sep 18lankatruthIRIN Asia | SRI LANKA: Truth commission dogged by scepticism | Sri COLOMBO, 19 May 2010 (IRIN) - Local activists have expressed doubts over the effectiveness of a truth and reconciliation commission established by the Sri ...
     4  -1 2014 sep 16lobala groupIRIN Africa | DRC: Who's who among armed groups in the east KINSHASA, 15 June 2010 (IRIN) - Armed groups have caused severe suffering .... Members of the Lobala group , known as “Enyele” after the name of the village  ...
     4  +5 2014 sep 16earthquake in kathmanduIRIN Asia | Imagining a major quake in Kathmandu | Nepal | Early KATHMANDU , 26 April 2013 (IRIN) - It is the nightmare scenario aid workers and government officials have long feared: a massive earthquake striking Nepal's ...
     4  +2 2014 sep 15early marriage nepal statisticsIRIN Asia | NEPAL : The hidden costs of early marriage | Nepal "We need to strongly lobby against early marriage by implementing the laws we ... young women, according to the government's Central Bureau for Statistics .
     4  +57 2014 sep 14هجره الى بلغارياالشرق الأوسط | نظام اللجوء في بلغاريا يصيب السوريين بالاكتئاب 24 تشرين الأول (أكتوبر) 2013 ... إنهم جزء من موجة جديدة من المهاجرين وطالبي اللجوء، معظمهم من الأكراد الفارين من سوريا، الذين دفعوا نظام اللجوء عديم الكفاءة في بلغاريا إلى نقطة الانهيار.
     4  -2 2014 sep 14karnali regionAnalysis: Rethinking food insecurity in Nepal's Karnali region - IrinKarnali Zone - 14.5 percent of the country's land area - is home to just 1.3 percent of the population. Average population density is 14.5 people ...
     4  +4 2014 sep 09katangese copper beltIRIN Africa | Poverty amid mining riches in Katanga | DRC | Conflict Cholera used to be unheard of in Likasi, a city of 450,000 in the heart of Katanga's copper belt , according to Gaspard Ilunga Dipata, its top ...
     4  +20 2014 sep 08gulf of guineaIRIN Africa | WEST AFRICA: Defining piracy in the Gulf of Guinea On 6 December Coventry University organized a conference on Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea , in collaboration with London's Chatham House.
     4  +2 2014 aug 25burma human rights abuseMYANMAR : Rights abuses continue unabated, activists say - IrinBANGKOK, 24 May 2011 (IRIN) - More than six months since Myanmar held its first general elections in 20 years, human rights abuses continue unabated, say ...
     4  -2 2014 aug 12human trafficking south africaSOUTH AFRICA : Still waiting for an anti- human trafficking law - IRINJOHANNESBURG, 30 June 2011 (IRIN) - South Africa has been identified as a major human - trafficking destination for victims from within the country, the region  ...
     4  +1 2014 aug 09food grants africaSOUTH AFRICA : Study highlights impact of social grants - IRINAccording to official statistics South Africa has 7.7 million social grant ... to household income (or food production in the case of subsistence farmers) in favour of ...
     4  +6 2014 aug 09sprinkle powdered niacinGLOBAL: A sprinkle a day keeps anaemia at bay - IRINSprinkles are a blend of powdered micronutrients packed in sachets - like small ... a multi-micronutrient powder which besides iron, zinc, copper, iodine, niacin  ...
     4  +1 2014 aug 08report mosquito netsZAMBIA: Mosquito - net fishing threatens Lake Tanganyika - IRIN"People are using mosquito nets and everything they can [to catch fish] - these ... [ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations] ...
     4  -1 2014 jul 31landmines in afghanistanAFGHANISTAN : Landmine deaths, injuries torment villagers - IrinI heard a huge bang which knocked me over,” said Amanullah, a 26-year-old landmine victim from Nawzad District, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan .
     4  -1 2014 jul 28dhaka health servicesIRIN Asia | BANGLADESH: Urbanization strains health care “ Dhaka's population is increasing abnormally, but health facilities are not ... having a plan to expand and improve health services to accommodate the growing ...
     4  -1 2014 jul 25somalia ngo insecurityIRIN Africa | KENYA- SOMALIA : Insecurity without borders | Kenya “There is a direct effect of insecurity in Somalia for the humanitarian ... with the security forces about any changes in the security situation," said an NGO worker.
     4  ~ 2014 jul 20face of bangladeshIRIN Asia | BANGLADESH : Indigenous farmers face seed crisis BANGKOK, 12 May 2011 (IRIN) - Farmers in parts of Bangladesh's southeastern Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) face a seed crisis that is undermining the food ...
     4  ~ 2014 jul 16road traffic in cambodiaIRIN Asia | CAMBODIA : Traffic accidents take humanitarian toll Last year, road accidents cost Cambodia $248 million, according to a study by Handicap International Belgium and Hasselt University in Belgium, against $116  ...
     5  -2 2014 sep 27electoral campaign in drcIRIN Africa | DRC : Children abused in electoral campaign | DRC Two children where killed on 30 June, the first day of the campaign , while participating in a political protest in Matadi in Bas Congo Province. Two more were ...
     5  -2 2014 sep 23maun floodsIRIN Africa | BOTSWANA: More floods expected | Botswana Johannesburg, 15 May 2009 (IRIN) - More floods should be expected in ... Project, a conservation NGO based in Maun , the biggest town in the Okavango Delta, ...
     5  +6 2014 sep 21save the children maliIRIN Africa | SAHEL: Education in crisis | Burkina Faso | Mali Most schools in northern Mali have been looted or torched, and 80 percent of ... Save the Children said nomadic communities may also perceive education as ...
     5  ~ 2014 sep 18la somalien worrisIRIN Africa | SUDAN- SOMALIA : Referendum outcome worries "I am from Somaliland [a self-declared independent republic in Somalia ], which has a lot of similarities with the Southern Sudan, but we are Muslims. Southern ...
     5  +2 2014 sep 16zimbabwa post mugabe scenariosIRIN Africa | ZIMBABWE : Aid will flow if Mugabe goes | Zimbabwe "The most likely scenario is that Mugabe will go ahead with Friday's election and win it ... support to a new Zimbabwean government in a post - Mugabe scenario .
     5  ~ 2014 sep 05improving disaster preparednessBANGLADESH: Working to improve disaster preparedness - IRINGiven its vulnerability, Bangladesh has made significant inroads in improving its disaster preparedness , mostly since a devastating cyclone in 1991, which ...
     5  +1 2014 sep 01education problems in cambodiaCAMBODIA : Children miss out on school because of corruption - IRIN"I don't think the problem is getting better," he said. ... As part of Cambodia's Education Strategic Plan for 2006 to 2010, the Ministry of Education is seeking ways ...
     5  -3 2014 aug 30congo news rss feedIRIN | Africa | Great Lakes | DRCJohn Kayihula, Congolese refugee in Rwanda: I focus on sport so as to forget my
     5  +12 2014 aug 28programme coodinator - pmtctIRIN Africa | MALAWI: Limping PMTCT programme failing infants "It's true that we haven't progressed in comparison to treatment, care and support, " said Michael Eliya, coordinator of the government's PMTCT programme .
     5  ~ 2014 aug 26human rights in burma
     5  +1 2014 aug 24dengue fever unicefIRIN Asia | MYANMAR: Dengue fever still a risk in cyclone-hit south A young mother tends to her daughter suffering from dengue fever in a ... at the UN Children's Fund ( UNICEF ), told IRIN in Yangon, the former Burmese capital.
     5  -1 2014 aug 24give girls a chanceIRIN Africa | MALAWI: Give girls a chance | Malawi | Children lilongwe, 16 June 2009 (IRIN) - Caroline Mbewe, 14, would prefer to be in school , but instead is a domestic worker for an affluent family in Malawi's capital, ...
     5  -1 2014 aug 14swaziland reed danceSWAZILAND : The role of women stirs debate at the reed dance - IRINThe annual reed dance - celebrating 'girl-power' or exploitation. Eludzidzini, 30 August 2005 (IRIN) - Throngs of young Swazi women and girls gathered on ...
     5  +14 2014 aug 12drought in somaliaIRIN Africa | SOMALIA : Drought affecting thousands in Somaliland HARGEISA, 30 March 2012 (IRIN) - Officials in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, northwestern Somalia , are appealing for food aid and potable water for ...
     5  -1 2014 aug 11swazi reed dance
     5  ~ 2014 aug 04pakistan and afghanistan conflictAFGHANISTAN - PAKISTAN : Focus on bilateral border dispute - IRINBut the task of the tripartite commission formed by the US to resolve border disputes between Pakistan and Afghanistan , two key allies in the US-led war on ...
     5  +4 2014 jul 29cost of mosquito netsMALAWI: Mosquito net prices slashed in anti-malaria campaign - IrinTo help combat the disease, the UN Children's Fund has planned to procure 1.4 million mosquitoes nets this year at a cost of US $4 million for distribution, at a ...
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