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NAIROBI, 2 February 2015 (IRIN) - Expectations were low after more than a year of catastrophic conflict in South Sudan and many failed peace deals, but even so, some analysts and activists say they are disappointed at how little this weekend’s talks achieved.

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LONDON, 2 February 2015 (IRIN) - Conditions for Palestinian refugees in a camp near Damascus have worsened significantly in recent weeks, with fresh restrictions on relief supplies compounding shortages of food, clean water and decent healthcare, according to residents.

“Two months ago, UNRWA used to send food boxes to Yarmouk,” said Abdullah, one of 18,000 people living in the Yarmouk camp, referring to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. “Now there is nothing, we have no food… and it is forbidden for nurses or doctors to enter.”

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NAIROBI, 2 février 2015 (IRIN) - Si elle fait le bonheur des touristes, la « culture africaine » s'avère catastrophique lorsqu'il s'agit de contenir Ebola -c'est tout du moins ce que certains spécialistes internationaux de la santé et le traitement médiatique de l'épidémie veulent nous faire croire.

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LONDRES, 2 février 2015 (IRIN) - Conflit après conflit, les violences sexuelles persistent ; ce ne sont pas seulement des crimes individuels, mais une arme de guerre, dans les Balkans comme au Congo, au Libéria et en Sierra Leone comme aujourd'hui en Irak. Elles persistent parce que c'est efficace, affirme Madeleine Rees, secrétaire générale de la Ligue internationale de femmes pour la paix et la liberté.

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By Danya Chudacoff and Louise Redvers

GAZIANTEP/DUBAI, 2 February 2015 (IRIN) - The World Health Organization has announced that Syria has seen no new cases of polio in the past year, but some health experts question the quality of the surveillance that led to this conclusion. Just 10 months ago, a UN official labeled the outbreak in Syria, and its subsequent spread to Iraq, as “the most challenging… in the history of polio eradication”.