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02 Dec 2016 description
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Mausi Segun | Senior Nigeria researcher at Human Rights Watch

Snatched schoolgirls and suicide bomb blasts have long been the enduring images of Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict. But now the violence is represented by thousands of new faces: those of starving children.

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01 Dec 2016 description
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By Fotini Rantsiou

On leave from the UN’s emergency aid coordination agency, OCHA, Rantsiou advises and reports on the refugee crisis in her native Greece. She is based on Lesvos.

30 Nov 2016 description
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NICE, 30 November 2016

Gwénaëlle Lenoir

30 Nov 2016 description
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Tom Westcott

Part of an in-depth IRIN series exploring how Iraq's problems of displacement and sectarian division threaten to undermine longer-term peace and stability

Dust-covered children collected useful-looking pieces of rubbish or food discarded by soldiers. They tossed them into grubby sacks as they walked along the roadside, towards the frontline of Iraq’s offensive against so-called Islamic State. Others held up a two-fingered victory salute or wave, hoping for donations of food or even cigarettes, while their fathers herded sheep nearby.

30 Nov 2016 description
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By Ann Wang

Khin San Yee rummaged through the bags she had brought back to Myanmar from a refugee camp in Thailand. She smiled as she pulled out a photo of herself standing next to Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who is now de facto head of state after decades of leading a pro-democracy movement against military rule.

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25 Nov 2016 description
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Alan Boswell
A researcher on South Sudan’s conflict based in Nairobi, Boswell is exploring the country’s birth and collapse

South Sudan’s civil war began in December 2013 with ethnic cleansing in the capital, Juba, committed by a government put in power by external brokering aimed at paving the way for the world’s newest nation.

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25 Nov 2016 description
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AMERIYAT AL-FALLUJAH, 22 November 2016

Annie Slemrod
Middle East Editor

First part of an in-depth IRIN series exploring how Iraq's problems of displacement and sectarian division threaten to undermine longer-term peace and stability

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25 Nov 2016 description
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Gaining rare access into a region severely restricted to journalists, IRIN exposes how a rampant sex trade and inadequate HIV treatments are fuelling a health crisis

KAMBELE/INDONESIA, 21 November 2016

Susan Schulman
Freelance journalist based in London

25 Nov 2016 description
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TIJUANA, 24 November 2016 - On a quiet, residential street overlooking the Tijuana River, barely two miles from the US border, Pierre Jacques Norma, a Haitian migrant who has traversed nine countries over the past three months to reach Mexico, sits in the dining area of the Casa del Migrante shelter.

23 Nov 2016 description
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Iraq’s displaced carve out an existence where they can

BAGHDAD, 23 November 2016

Annie Slemrod
Middle East Editor

Second part of an in-depth IRIN series exploring how Iraq's problems of displacement and sectarian division threaten to undermine longer-term peace and stability

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23 Nov 2016 description
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Children are flourishing despite pockets of resistance and religious intolerance

By John Psaropoulos

When the 2pm bell rings at the 66th Middle School in Athens, scores of Greek children pour out of the three-storey building and through the school gates. Silence descends for about 20 minutes before coaches pull up and disgorge dozens of refugee middle schoolers. They are barely distinguishable from their Greek counterparts. They wear the jeans, sports shoes, and backpacks universal to 13- to 15-year-olds.

22 Nov 2016 description
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By Sofia Barbarani

CARACAS, 22 November 2016

It’s barely dawn and the streets of Caracas are largely empty, except for heavy-eyed commuters heading to work and hungry Venezuelans scavenging through the rubbish for breakfast.

The men and women meticulously pick their way through foul-smelling black plastic bags in the hope of finding some edible scraps. Passers-by don’t give them a second glance. This is an increasingly common sight in Venezuela’s capital.

17 Nov 2016 description
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By Kristy Siegfried
Migration Editor

OXFORD, 17 November 2016

17 Nov 2016 description
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James Jeffreyvv Freelance journalist based in Addis Ababa and regular contributor to IRIN

Ethiopia has never been an easy place to operate. But a six-month state of emergency, combined with internet and travel restrictions imposed in response to a wave of anti-government protests, means it just got a whole lot harder.

16 Nov 2016 description
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KISMAYO/NAIROBI, 16 November 2016

Mohammed Yusuf and Obi Anyadike

The Kenyan government has postponed its closure of the Dadaab refugee camp by six months, but the reprieve does not reverse its ultimate decision to send home 261,000 Somali refugees, despite the loud protest by human rights groups.

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16 Nov 2016 description
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BANGUI, 11 novembre 2016

Crispin Dembassa-Kette

Les organisations d’aide humanitaire et les journalistes aiment faire des listes. Celles-ci répertorient généralement les pires choses : les pays les moins accueillants pour les femmes, les cinq destinations de voyage les plus folles ou, dans le cas du Secrétariat du Commonwealth, les pires pays pour les jeunes.

15 Nov 2016 description
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The alarm has been raised over the threat of genocide in South Sudan, with civilians increasingly targeted and persecuted in a scorched earth counter-insurgency campaign waged by government forces and their allies in the southern region of Equatoria.

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15 Nov 2016 description
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Soe Aung works for an international aid agency in his hometown of Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine State. It’s a good job, but he isn’t eager to discuss it in a public setting or outside his close circle of friends and family. That’s because his agency helps Rohingya Muslims.

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12 Nov 2016 description
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BANGUI, 11 November 2016

Crispin Dembassa-Kette

Aid agencies and journalists like to use lists. They usually apply to bad things: the worst place to be a woman; top five crazy holiday destinations; or, in the case of the Commonwealth Secretariat, its Global Youth Development Index.

It measures progress on youth development in 183 countries, looking at young people’s levels of education, health and well-being, employment opportunities, as well as civic and political participation.

10 Nov 2016 description
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By Jared Ferrie, Aamir Saeed ISLAMABAD, 10 November 2016)

The UN’s refugee agency may become complicit in a violation of international law if it restarts a programme in March that assists Pakistan in forcing Afghan refugees over the border into their war-torn homeland.

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