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Nowhere to go: Nigeria's crowded camps fuel disease fears from open defecation

Boko Haram's insurgency has displaced some 1.8 million people and destroyed three-quarters of water points and toilets in the Borno region - piling pressure on the limited facilities in camps and communities, and sparking fears of disease outbreaks.

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Myopic in Malta: Europe’s short-sighted migration policy with Libya

At last week’s EU summit in Malta, European leaders didn’t appear to have learnt many lessons when it comes to forging questionable deals to stem migrant flows. Actions to send unwanted migrants out of mind and out of sight must take into account the local conditions that drive migration and smuggling networks or they are bound to fail, writes Melissa Phillips.

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If we are reaching neoliberal capitalism’s end days, what comes next?

The crisis confronting neoliberal capitalism suggests that its internal contradictions are now undermining its very foundations. What can we expect from a post-neoliberal world?

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PNG lawyer tries to stop asylum seeker deportations

The lawyer representing about 900 men detained on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island says he will apply for a court injunction to stop any of the detainees from being deported.

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Plan to move Rohingya to remote island prompts fears of human catastrophe

The Bangladeshi government’s revised proposals to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island that appeared only eight years ago, and floods at high tide, threaten to trigger a humanitarian catastrophe, rights groups have warned.

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Global Gag Plus, family planning and Australian aid

In his first week in office, new US president Donald Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule. DevPolicy Blog Research Officers Ashlee Betteridge and Camilla Burkot discuss the likely consequences and why Australia should stick to its current guidelines for family planning and Australian aid.

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Urgent scale-up in funding needed to stave off famine in Somalia, UN warns

The levels of suffering in the country, triggered by protracted conflict, seasonal shocks and disease outbreaks, are typically hard to bear, but the impact of this drought represents a threat of a different scale and magnitude.

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Sea unworthy: A personal journey into the Pacific garbage patch

More plastic in the oceans, found at greater depths than thought, would mean a bigger threat to environmental—and possibly human—health

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Marshall Islands declares health emergency

The Marshall Islands has declared a health emergency to respond to recent outbreaks of Hepatitis A and the Zika virus.

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$60m from climate grant set aside for Fiji

Thirty million (US$30 million) has been set aside in the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for projects to deal with the impacts of climate change in Fiji.

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