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The world’s clogged asylum system
4 January 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.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102326/The-world-s-clogged-asylum-system
This year's neglected migration crises
21 December 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.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102314/This-year-s-neglected-migration-crises
School closures fuel Taliban recruitment
16 December 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.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102301/School-closures-fuel-Taliban-recruitment
Food prices rise sharply after fighting disrupts Afghan harvest
24 November 2015 (IRIN ), Food prices are shooting up in Afghanistan as the harvest has been halted in the country’s breadbasket in the northern province of Kunduz, where farmers have fled fighting and fields are infested with explosives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102239/Food-prices-rise-sharply-after-fighting-disrupts-Afghan-harvest
Afghans flee in droves, but Germany closes the door
10 November 2015 (IRIN ), In recent months, the number of Afghans making the dangerous journey to Europe has risen dramatically. Most are headed for Germany, where they are receiving an increasingly cool reception from the authorities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102202/Afghans-flee-in-droves-but-Germany-closes-the-door
Afghan conflict and upcoming winter complicate earthquake relief
27 October 2015 (IRIN ), Several districts near the epicentre of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan are contested by government forces and Taliban insurgents, complicating relief to some of those affected by Monday’s quake.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102159/Afghan-conflict-and-upcoming-winter-complicate-earthquake-relief
Pakistan quake: new building codes largely unenforced
27 October 2015 (IRIN ), Pakistan added detailed seismic provisions to its national building code in 2007, but they have gone largely unenforced.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102157/Pakistan-quake-new-building-codes-largely-unenforced
Afghanistan-Pakistan earthquake: updates
26 October 2015 (IRIN ), A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Afghanistan at 1:39 pm local time (0909 GMT) on Monday, 26 October, sending shockwaves that were felt as far away as India. Initial reports indicate substantial damage to buildings and infrastructure in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as dozens of deaths and injuries.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102149/Afghanistan-Pakistan-earthquake-updates
Scores killed, hundreds injured in Afghanistan-Pakistan quake
26 October 2015 (IRIN ), Darkness put rescue efforts on hold in the mountainous Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan and Pakistan, which was struck by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake on Monday, with roads destroyed and helicopters unable to fly at night.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102150/Scores-killed-hundreds-injured-in-Afghanistan-Pakistan-quake
IRIN's Top Picks: Deadly journeys, the drone papers and ethical aid dilemmas
23 October 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.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102145/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Deadly-journeys-the-drone-papers-and-ethical-aid-dilemmas
IRIN's Top Picks: The wealthy, the hungry, and the ghosts of Kunduz
16 October 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.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102115/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-The-wealthy-the-hungry-and-the-ghosts-of-Kunduz
Can obscure commission bring justice for Kunduz?
14 October 2015 (IRIN ), MSF’s demand for an independent investigation into the Kunduz airstrike has thrust an obscure Swiss-based body – which has never carried out a single investigation – into the spotlight. So can it deliver? Imogen Foulkes investigates:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102107/Can-obscure-commission-bring-justice-for-Kunduz
Can new governors turn the Taliban tide in northern Afghanistan?
8 October 2015 (IRIN ), The replacement of four provincial governors in northern Afghanistan could stem years of steady gains made by the Taliban in the region, where thousands of people have been displaced by violence.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102073/Can-new-governors-turn-the-Taliban-tide-in-northern-Afghanistan
Hospitals and war crimes: a patchy record
7 October 2015 (IRIN ), MSF says the bombing of their hospital in Kunduz by a US warplane was a war crime. The four separate enquiries that have been launched into the incident, which killed 22 people, should show whether the medical charity is right. But precedent suggests that whatever their findings, criminal prosecutions are unlikely.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102068/Hospitals-and-war-crimes-a-patchy-record
Aid agencies withdraw from Afghanistan’s north
5 October 2015 (IRIN ), The United Nations has evacuated staff from areas of northern Afghanistan where a suspected American airstrike hit a clinic run by Médecins Sans Frontières, forcing it to leave Kunduz Province – the latest in a growing number of humanitarian agencies withdrawing from the north as violence increases.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102057/Aid-agencies-withdraw-from-Afghanistan-s-north
Doctors overwhelmed in Afghan city taken by Taliban
30 September 2015 (IRIN ), With the government hospital shut down, a facility run by Médecins Sans Frontières is now the only place for people needing urgent trauma care to be treated in Kunduz, which was taken by the Taliban on Monday. Afghan forces have been battling the insurgents to regain control of the northern city of about 300,000 people, and residents are caught in the middle.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102048/Doctors-overwhelmed-in-Afghan-city-taken-by-Taliban
IRIN's Top Picks: Selling arms, Syria's exodus and UN whisteblowers
18 September 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.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/102009/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Selling-arms-Syria-s-exodus-and-UN-whisteblowers
Abuses rise along with pro-Afghan government militias
7 September 2015 (IRIN ), In a bid to enforce its authority in Kunduz where the Taliban has taken over about 70 percent of the province, the Afghan government has scaled up support of militia – a controversial tactic since such groups have a history of abuses against civilians, according to Human Rights Watch and others.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101962/Abuses-rise-along-with-pro-Afghan-government-militias
The $1bn hole in Afghanistan’s refugee system
3 September 2015 (IRIN ), The United States has allocated $950 million for assisting Afghan refugees and returnees, but much of that money has been lost to corruption while those in need remain in dire conditions, according to a report released today by a congress-appointed auditor.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101952/The-1bn-hole-in-Afghanistan-s-refugee-system
IRIN's Top Picks: New aid narratives, El Niño and mapping mine deaths
28 August 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.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101924/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-New-aid-narratives-El-Niño-and-mapping-mine-deaths

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