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IRIN's Top Picks: Alarm bells over Burundi, jade-fuelled conflict in Myanmar, and fear itself

LONDON 06 November 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates.

Will climate change = more disease?

NEW YORK 06 November 2015 (IRIN) - Climate change is having a profound impact on animal habitats, but what disease risk does this pose for humans?

Iraq's killer weather

EXETER/KIRKUK 12 November 2015 (IRIN) - Iraq is a dangerous country — the UN counts 559 civilians killed there by terrorism and armed conflict in October alone. What is less well known is that its harsh climate, heavy rain as well as extremes in temperature, can also prove fatal.

Bangladesh’s climate change migrants

DHAKA 13 November 2015 (IRIN) - Farmland is being lost to climate change in Bangladesh, driving mass migration to slums. But the slums are at risk too, as rising sea levels and melting glaciers feed flooding, which in turn spreads water-borne diseases. Bangladesh is hoping next month's climate change conference in Paris will provide some solutions.

COP21: Climate change and conflict meet in Cameroon

KOUSSERI/DOUALA 09 December 2015 (IRIN) - Boko Haram isn't the only menace in Cameroon. Tens of thousands of people are being driven from their homes as long periods of drought, followed by heavy rains and flooding, destroy their houses and their livelihoods. Can anything be done to help?

COP21: Why talking about the weather is important

PARIS 10 December 2015 (IRIN) - As weather becomes more extreme and erratic, the scramble for a bigger and better set of tools to cope with the fallout is on.

Briefing: Will a political dispute become a humanitarian disaster in Nepal?

PHNOM PENH 21 December 2015 (IRIN) - Eight months after a huge earthquake devastated Nepal and killed almost 9,000 people, an import-crippling border blockade provoked by a political dispute has sent prices skyrocketing and is stalling efforts to rebuild. If left unresolved, hundreds of thousands of quake survivors, many of them still living without proper shelter, could suffer shortages this winter.

Boko Haram arrests worsen Cameroon prison conditions

YAOUNDE 06 January 2016 (IRIN) - Detention conditions in Cameroon's prisons are worsening as thousands of people suspected of having links with Boko Haram are thrown into jail. An ill-equipped court system fails to process the cases, while suspects languish indefinitely, and more and more arrive from the Far North Region each week.

The snails spreading fever across Africa

The snails spreading fever across Africa | Source: CNN Health, Feb 9, 2016 |

According to WHO, 90% of those requiring treatment for schistosomiasis live in Africa, but most of them live around lake and river regions. The factor helping the disease persist, is poor sanitation. snails

David Kariuki – Recovering energy from waste can power Africa

Recovering energy from waste can power Africa | Source: by David Kariuki, Cleanleap, Feb 10 2016.

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