Table of contents


  1. COP21: Counting the money
  2. There's no place like home
  3. Fuelled by corruption, South Sudan war enters third year
  4. Will peacekeeper plan help end Burundi violence?
  5. Humanitarian aid funding 2015
  6. An unwanted guest: El Niño and Africa in 2016
  7. IRIN's Top Picks: Data, poverty, and the Eritrean exodus
  8. IRIN's Top Picks: President Kagame, land in Burundi, and dead journalists
  9. Briefing: What next for the Burundi peace process?
  10. Grappling with mental health challenges in Congo
  11. Five key challenges for new UN refugee chief
  12. How 150,000 people were saved in the Mediterranean
  13. Congo’s forgotten war: The militia of Mambasa
  14. IRIN's Top Picks: Starvation, combustible IKEA shelters, and the end of the world as we know it


COP21: Counting the money
PARIS، 14/12/2015 (IRIN) - The rejoicing and back-slapping at the conclusion at the weekend of the Paris climate summit extended even to the African delegations. Historically sidelined, they had come to the UN meeting determined that this time they would make their voices heard. full report
There's no place like home
BELGRADE ، 15/12/2015 (IRIN) - Some people think refugee camps are the cities of tomorrow, but cities will definitely be the cities of tomorrow, says regular IRIN columnist, Paul Currion who urges more focus on the existing problems of urbanisation, rather than far-fetched alternatives to camps. full report
Fuelled by corruption, South Sudan war enters third year
WASHINGTON، 17/12/2015 (IRIN) - South Sudan is an oil-rich country with fertile soil and a wealth of untapped mineral riches. Pilfering money is easy for those who are so inclined, and the attraction of diverting revenues for personal benefit is a key reason why the young country has been mired in a deadly, destructive two-year conflict. full report
Will peacekeeper plan help end Burundi violence?
KAMPALA، 18/12/2015 (IRIN) - Plans for the African Union to deploy 5,000 peacekeepers to protect civilians in Burundi have been broadly welcomed, but will they help end months of deadly political unrest ignited by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s quest for a third term? full report
Humanitarian aid funding 2015
LONDON، 21/12/2015 (IRIN) - We have rounded up the available humanitarian funding data for the year. Which governments gave the most? Which were most generous compared to their national wealth? Find out here: full report
An unwanted guest: El Niño and Africa in 2016
NAIROBI، 23/12/2015 (IRIN) - El Niño is the largely unwanted Christmas gift – a warming of the tropical Pacific causing drought and floods that will peak at the end of this month, but will impact weather systems around the globe into 2016. So what does that really mean for these vulnerable regions in the coming year? With the perils of weather forecasting acknowledged, here’s a snapshot. full report
IRIN's Top Picks: Data, poverty, and the Eritrean exodus
LONDON، 25/12/2015 (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. full report
IRIN's Top Picks: President Kagame, land in Burundi, and dead journalists
GENEVA، 1/1/2016 (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. full report
Briefing: What next for the Burundi peace process?
KAMPALA، 4/1/2016 (IRIN) - Talks aimed at a settlement to Burundi’s violent political divide are due to start in neighbouring Tanzania on Wednesday, but the government is taking a hard line over what it considers interference in its internal affairs. So how far apart are the parties and is there any hope of progress? full report
Grappling with mental health challenges in Congo
BENI، 5/1/2016 (IRIN) - Years of conflict in the northeastern Congolese province of North Kivu has created a host of mental health challenges that the region is ill-equipped to deal with. Fledgling organisations try their best to fill the gap, but without systemic change, there is scant hope of progress. And who will pay for that? full report
Five key challenges for new UN refugee chief
OXFORD، 5/1/2016 (IRIN) - Getting back to work following the end-of-year break can be tough. But spare a thought for Filippo Grandi, who arrived in Geneva this week to begin his five-year term as head of the UN’s refugee agency. full report
How 150,000 people were saved in the Mediterranean
ROME، 7/1/2016 (IRIN) - Italy's Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre is a 365-day-a-year operation that coordinated more than 930 sea rescues in 2015, saving over 150,000 lives. There are no days off. On Christmas Day, 751 people were rescued from six different boats. IRIN took a look at how sea rescue is done. full report
Congo’s forgotten war: The militia of Mambasa
MAMBASA، 8/1/2016 (IRIN) - In spite of the death more than a year ago of key commander Paul Sadala, known as “Morgan”, his Simba militia continue to wreak havoc in Mambasa, a vast territory of more than 35,000 square kilometres in Ituri Province, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. full report
IRIN's Top Picks: Starvation, combustible IKEA shelters, and the end of the world as we know it
GENEVA، 8/1/2016 (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. full report