asia »

Myanmar denials, making peace in Yemen, and 2017: IRIN Top Picks

Myanmar denials, making peace in Yemen, and 2017: IRIN Top Picks

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 23, 2016 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 peace in Yemen This

Read More »
Myanmar says Rohingya rape and abuse allegations “made-up”, despite mounting evidence

Myanmar says Rohingya rape and abuse allegations “made-up”, despite mounting evidence

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 22, 2016 0

One by one, seven Myanmar soldiers raped Yasmin in her home, as she stifled her screams for fear of being murdered.   Sixteen days ago, the military attacked Mukhtar’s village, and now the

Read More »
Community schools spring up in Kashmir, where education is under attack

Community schools spring up in Kashmir, where education is under attack

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 29, 2016 0

Someone is burning down schools in Indian-administered Kashmir, but a group of local teachers is refusing to let students lose out on their education and has organised community-run establishments.

Read More »
Buddhist aid workers face backlash for helping Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

Buddhist aid workers face backlash for helping Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 15, 2016 0

Soe Aung works for an international aid agency in his hometown of Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine State. It’s a good job, but he isn’t eager to discuss it in a public

Read More »
Will the UN become complicit in Pakistan’s illegal return of Afghan refugees?

Will the UN become complicit in Pakistan’s illegal return of Afghan refugees?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 10, 2016 0

The UN’s refugee agency may become complicit in a violation of international law if it restarts a programme in March that assists Pakistan in forcing Afghan refugees over the border into their war-torn

Read More »
La sélection d’IRIN : Nauru, le Liban, Haïti, la Haye et Genève

La sélection d’IRIN : Nauru, le Liban, Haïti, la Haye et Genève

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 21, 2016 0

Chaque semaine, les journalistes d’IRIN vous offrent une sélection des ressources les plus importantes et les plus intéressantes qu’ils ont repérées. Voici la liste des lectures humanitaires de cette semaine. La CPI, « une

Read More »
The politics of food aid in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

The politics of food aid in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 11, 2016 0

In Myanmar’s Rakhine state, even food is political.  Sectarian tensions have simmered for decades here on the country’s western frontier with Bangladesh, and they exploded with deadly violence in 2012 when mobs of

Read More »
No way home: time runs out for Bhutanese refugees in Nepal

No way home: time runs out for Bhutanese refugees in Nepal

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 7, 2016 0

The monsoon is in its last throes here on Nepal’s eastern frontier. As another deluge begins, Karna Rai takes shelter in a makeshift teashop in the Beldangi refugee camp where he has lived for

Read More »
Afghanistan overwhelmed as refugees return from Pakistan

Afghanistan overwhelmed as refugees return from Pakistan

September 13, 2016 0

A humanitarian crisis is looming in Afghanistan as 5,000 refugees return each day from Pakistan, where they are being pressured to leave and join hundreds of thousands already displaced by war at home. 

Read More »
How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami?

How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami?

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2016 0

On Boxing Day 2004, a 9.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra, triggering a series of tsunamis with waves up to 30 metres (100 feet) high that killed an estimated 230,000

Read More »