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Thousands of Boko Haram refugees "stranded" in Chad

Thousands of Boko Haram refugees "stranded" in Chad

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 11, 2015 0

DAKAR 11 February 2015 (IRIN) - More than 7,000 Nigerian refugees in Chad's Lake Region remain in need of humanitarian aid, following cross-border attacks by Boko Haram. >

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Mystery over Ebola survivors’ ailments

Mystery over Ebola survivors’ ailments

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 18, 2014 0

DAKAR 18 December 2014 (IRIN) - For some Ebola survivors, overcoming the lethal viral assault has not heralded a full return to good health. An array of ailments including headache, joint pains, vision

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Boko Haram fuels displacement crisis in Niger’s Diffa Region

Boko Haram fuels displacement crisis in Niger’s Diffa Region

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

DAKAR 12 December 2014 (IRIN) - Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram militias have driven nearly 90,000 people into neighbouring Niger’s impoverished Diffa Region this year, sparking food security and protection worries.

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Locking Ebola out of Sierra Leone jails

Locking Ebola out of Sierra Leone jails

December 1, 2014 0

DAKAR 01 December 2014 (IRIN) - It is next to impossible to avoid physical contact in an overcrowded prison.

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Northeast Nigeria: "Hundreds of thousands have fled"

Northeast Nigeria: "Hundreds of thousands have fled"

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 28, 2014 0

DAKAR 28 November 2014 (IRIN) - More than 400,000 people in northeastern Nigeria, who have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, are in

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Ebola hampers HIV/AIDS care in Liberia

Ebola hampers HIV/AIDS care in Liberia

November 21, 2014 0

MONROVIA/DAKAR 21 November 2014 (IRIN) - Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients. >

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Ebola orphans now face stigma, stress

Ebola orphans now face stigma, stress

November 20, 2014 0

KAILAHUN/DAKAR 20 November 2014 (IRIN) - West African countries generally have a strong social network that supports children during times of hardship and need.

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School lessons by radio in Sierra Leone, Liberia

School lessons by radio in Sierra Leone, Liberia

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

MONROVIA/FREETOWN/DAKAR 14 November 2014 (IRIN) - With the nationwide closure of schools in Liberia and Sierra Leone due to the Ebola outbreak, and with no immediate prospect of them reopening, a growing number

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Ebola survivors work to improve response

Ebola survivors work to improve response

November 12, 2014 0

FREETOWN/KAILAHUN/MONROVIA/DAKAR 12 November 2014 (IRIN) - The Ebola epidemic has killed some 5,000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but it has also left many survivors who are playing a key role

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Ebola: Diagnostic capabilities need boosting

Ebola: Diagnostic capabilities need boosting

November 12, 2014 0

FREETOWN/DAKAR 12 November 2014 (IRIN) - Critical gaps in "behind-the-scenes" infrastructure are hampering Ebola response times and containment efforts in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, aid agencies and health workers say. >

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