Table of contents


  1. Rohingya refugees vanish from Indonesia
  2. School closures fuel Taliban recruitment
  3. Humanitarian aid funding 2015
  4. Briefing: Will a political dispute become a humanitarian disaster in Nepal?
  5. This year's neglected migration crises
  6. Ukraine's wounded warriors
  7. The world’s clogged asylum system
  8. Five key challenges for new UN refugee chief
  9. Sri Lanka’s torture machine continues in peacetime
  10. Why can't Myanmar clear its landmines?
  11. IRIN's Top Picks: Starvation, combustible IKEA shelters, and the end of the world as we know it


Rohingya refugees vanish from Indonesia
JAKARTA، 14/12/2015 (IRIN) - Hundreds of Rohingya refugees have vanished from camps in the northern reaches of the Indonesian island of Sumatra in recent months, raising concerns that they are once again turning to dangerous smuggling rings in a bid to reach Malaysia. full report
School closures fuel Taliban recruitment
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan، 16/12/2015 (IRIN) - Intensifying conflict in Afghanistan's Helmand Province has forced more than 50 schools to close, leaving about 100,000 students vulnerable to recruitment by the Taliban. 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
Briefing: Will a political dispute become a humanitarian disaster in Nepal?
PHNOM PENH، 21/12/2015 (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. full report
This year's neglected migration crises
OXFORD، 21/12/2015 (IRIN) - In 2015, all eyes have been on the Mediterranean and Europe's so-called migration crisis. But people are being displaced in many other corners of the world away from the media's glare. According to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, this year is likely to see worldwide forced displacement exceeding 60 million for the first time. Here are six under-reported migration stories. full report
Ukraine's wounded warriors
KIEV، 22/12/2015 (IRIN) - In addition to the 8,000 people who have lost their lives in the conflict in Ukraine, thousands more have come home with horrific injuries. The medical system was not prepared to handle the psychological effects of the war. The organisation Wounded Warrior Ukraine runs workshops in Kiev to help wounded veterans, volunteers and paramedics deal with the effects of the war. full report
The world’s clogged asylum system
JAKARTA، 4/1/2016 (IRIN) - Refugees that make it to Indonesia are often stranded there for years as they await resettlement elsewhere. But wait times are even longer now, because the crisis created by Syria’s civil war means there are even fewer opportunities for refugees in Southeast Asia to be resettled. 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
Sri Lanka’s torture machine continues in peacetime
PHNOM PENH، 6/1/2016 (IRIN) - Sri Lanka’s new government has been lauded for efforts at reconciliation after a devastating civil war. Yet, civilians are still being abducted, tortured and sexually abused by security forces, according to a report published today. full report
Why can't Myanmar clear its landmines?
MANTON, Myanmar، 7/1/2016 (IRIN) - Myanmar has a massive landmine problem, but there has been no attempt at all to fix it. Clearance efforts have thus far been stymied by ongoing conflict, as well as uncooperative military regimes. Will Aung San Suu Kyi's new government make it possible? 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