Asia »

Syrian militias, Gazan pipes, and reforming humanitarianism: IRIN Top Picks

Syrian militias, Gazan pipes, and reforming humanitarianism: IRIN Top Picks

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 27, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analyses and features to academic studies and podcasts: Making humanitarianism fit for purpose

Read More »
Refugees are not “political resources”

Refugees are not “political resources”

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 26, 2017 0

Tempting as it might be to encourage refugees to foster change in their countries of origin, it is an agenda beset by ethical and practical problems

Read More »
Pakistan NGOs go to court to fight government crackdown

Pakistan NGOs go to court to fight government crackdown

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 25, 2017 0

A legal showdown is looming in Pakistan as NGOs petition the courts to squelch interior ministry orders to cease operations for allegedly “pursing an anti-state agenda”.   About a dozen NGOs in Punjab Province

Read More »
Davos, peace in Iraq and Libya, and demographic dynamism: IRIN Top Picks

Davos, peace in Iraq and Libya, and demographic dynamism: IRIN Top Picks

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 20, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analyses and features to academic studies and podcasts Davos develops a humanitarian bent

Read More »
Climate change and mass migration: a growing threat to global security

Climate change and mass migration: a growing threat to global security

January 19, 2017 0

We’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg so far. What will countries do when tens of millions are on the move?

Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: UN says Rohingya malnutrition rates rising during Myanmar military operations

EXCLUSIVE: UN says Rohingya malnutrition rates rising during Myanmar military operations

January 12, 2017 0

Military counterinsurgency operations are causing widespread hunger and malnutrition among Myanmar’s oppressed Rohingya minority, according to internal UN reports that directly contradict government statements.

Read More »
Islamic State ramps up recruitment in Pakistan

Islamic State ramps up recruitment in Pakistan

January 11, 2017 0

Obaid Khan was planning to join Pakistan’s public school system as a teacher after finishing his undergraduate degree in May this year. Instead, he dropped out of university to join the so-called Islamic

Read More »
Afghanistan now a ‘continual emergency’, as war drives record numbers from their homes

Afghanistan now a ‘continual emergency’, as war drives record numbers from their homes

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 10, 2017 0

The so-called Islamic State has created a new conflict and 2016 saw unprecedented amounts of people fleeing to displacement camps

Read More »
The roots and risks of Myanmar’s new Rohingya insurgency

The roots and risks of Myanmar’s new Rohingya insurgency

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 3, 2017 0

Proghyananda Vikkhu stood in his purple monk’s robe in front of gleaming gold statues of the Buddha, recalling the night that a mob of nationalist Muslims attacked his monastery in eastern Bangladesh.

Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: UN warns Myanmar that demolishing Rohingya homes will ‘heighten tensions’

EXCLUSIVE: UN warns Myanmar that demolishing Rohingya homes will ‘heighten tensions’

January 2, 2017 0

The UN has warned authorities that plans to demolish hundreds of homes belonging to ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims will “heighten tensions” in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where the military is accused of abusing civilians

Read More »