BAMAKO, 29 May 2015 (IRIN) - A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and shelter as time runs out before the rainy season begins.
The situation is worst in the northern Timbuktu region, where an estimated 23,000 people have been driven from their homes in only a few days, fleeing a marked upsurge in attacks by rebel coalitions and government-controlled militias.
Ukraine's frontline cuts across the country like a jagged scar. Despite a February ceasefire, the fighting hasn't stopped. In March and April, Kristina Jovanovski had rare access to rebel-held areas to investigate the humanitarian disaster that has unfolded on Europe's doorstep. Here is her exclusive report on why aid isn't getting through.
NOUAKCHOTT, 28 mai 2015 (IRIN) - La Mauritanie, un pays affecté par la faim chronique, pourrait voir sa disponibilité alimentaire chuter à son niveau le plus bas depuis de nombreuses années si la sécheresse continue de ravager les cultures, les troupeaux et les moyens de subsistance.
OXFORD, 28 May 2015 (IRIN) - The European Commission has fleshed out its plans to manage record levels of irregular migration to the European Union’s shores, but there are still question marks around how, when and to what degree the proposals will be implemented.
Here’s an overview of the key issues and potential stumbling blocks:
Four months incarcerated in a Libyan detention centre has destroyed Charles's dreams of a better life in Europe: "I don't want to go to Europe anymore, I just want to go home,” he says.