Table of contents


  1. COP21: Counting the money
  2. There's no place like home
  3. Humanitarian aid funding 2015
  4. This year's neglected migration crises
  5. An unwanted guest: El Niño and Africa in 2016
  6. IRIN's Top Picks: Data, poverty, and the Eritrean exodus
  7. Five key challenges for new UN refugee chief
  8. 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
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
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
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
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
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