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Regional insecurity fuels polio in Cameroon

Regional insecurity fuels polio in Cameroon

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 26, 2014 0

YAOUNDÉ 26 March 2014 (IRIN) - Three new polio cases have been confirmed in Cameroon over the past two weeks, making it the country’s first outbreak since 2011 and causing alarm among health

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Humanitarian response gap grows in northern Nigeria

Humanitarian response gap grows in northern Nigeria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 14, 2014 0

KANO 14 March 2014 (IRIN) - Humanitarian needs are mounting in northern Nigeria, where Boko Haram attacks have displaced 350,000 people since 2013, 290,000 of them internally; the rest are sheltering in Cameroon,

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CAR refugees overwhelm Cameroon

CAR refugees overwhelm Cameroon

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 12, 2014 0

YAOUNDE/GAROUA-BOULAI 12 March 2014 (IRIN) - Up to 130,000 refugees have fled from the Central African Republic (CAR) to Cameroon, many of them wounded from attacks, dehydrated or traumatized, say aid workers, who

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An alarming outlook for Senegal’s hungry

An alarming outlook for Senegal’s hungry

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 12, 2014 0

LOUGA/DAKAR 12 March 2014 (IRIN) - The number of food insecure in the Sahel is expected to grow to more than 20 million in 2014, mainly due to an increase in cases in

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Arms smuggling to Boko Haram threatens Cameroon

Arms smuggling to Boko Haram threatens Cameroon

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 21, 2014 0

YAOUNDE 21 February 2014 (IRIN) - Recent arms seizures and arrests of traffickers in Cameroon’s Far North Region have highlighted the escalating insecurity caused by Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria and the impact

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Cameroon and Nigeria take on task of laying down a border

Cameroon and Nigeria take on task of laying down a border

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 12, 2014 0

DAKAR 12 February 2014 (IRIN) - Twelve years after an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling demarcated the Cameroon-Nigeria border, the UN and the governments of Cameroon and Nigeria are making headway in

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Violence grinds healthcare to a halt in Nigeria’s Borno State

Violence grinds healthcare to a halt in Nigeria’s Borno State

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 5, 2014 0

KANO 05 February 2014 (IRIN) - Persistent attacks by Boko Haram (BH) militants in Nigeria's Borno State have forced dozens of clinics to shut down and hundreds of doctors to flee, leaving many

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Enduring HIV stigma in Cameroon

Enduring HIV stigma in Cameroon

January 23, 2014 0

YAOUNDE 23 January 2014 (IRIN) - People living with HIV/AIDS in Cameroon, which has the highest prevalence of the disease in West and Central Africa, endure widespread stigma, with some facing difficulties obtaining

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Cameroon clamps down on illicit clinics

Cameroon clamps down on illicit clinics

January 21, 2014 0

YAOUNDE 21 January 2014 (IRIN) - Cameroon is cracking down on more than a thousand illegal clinics and medical training institutions that have sprung up mainly in the capital, Yaoundé, and the coastal

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Looking beyond food for causes of Cameroon’s malnutrition

Looking beyond food for causes of Cameroon’s malnutrition

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 18, 2013 0

MAROUA 18 December 2013 (IRIN) - Mairam Umaru’s year-old son had suffered vomiting and fever on and off for a month before she sought medical help. “I thought it was my milk affecting

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