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IRIN’s Top Picks: Racism, corruption and oligopoly
3 July 2015 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's reading list. This week, racism in the development world, tackling corruption and the lessons of the Somalia success.
It's all about the money
1 July 2015 (IRIN ), The rising cost of responding to concurrent crises – and how to plug that funding gap – is dominating debate in the aid sector and is likely to become one of the key themes at next year’s World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).
The humanitarian one percent
1 July 2015 (IRIN ), Charities and NGOs like to promote transparency and good governance in the countries they work, but how much do we really know about where and how aid money is really spent? Very little, according to the Local to Global Protection Initiative (L2GP), which in conjunction with IRIN has produced a series of graphics analysing the money flows from big donors.
Time to fix the aid industry’s broken record?
1 July 2015 (IRIN ), Barely a month goes by without a new report or panel event urging better co-ordination between local, national and international actors in disaster response situations, and more advance community resilience building and investment into countering climate change. But when will this talk start to walk?
Greek financial showdown overshadows refugee crisis
30 June 2015 (IRIN ), In the shadow of Greece’s bitter row with creditors, the refugee crisis unfolding in its islands has been pushed from the headlines, but boats carrying migrants and asylum seekers continue to arrive and systems for receiving them have virtually collapsed.
The week in numbers
26 June 2015 (IRIN ), A new weekly feature rounding up the key figures in crisis and humanitarian reporting.
Mexico's minefield for migrants
26 June 2015 (IRIN ), Central Americans fleeing gang violence and extreme poverty back home endure perilous journeys through Mexico to reach safety in the US. Now they face additional hurdles as Mexican authorities implement a crackdown.
IRIN’s Top Picks: Open data, clichés and bush meat
26 June 2015 (IRIN ), Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.és-and-bush-meat
EU toughens stance on migrant returns
25 June 2015 (IRIN ), More than 125,000 migrants and asylum-seekers have crossed the Mediterranean so far this year, all carrying the hope that they will be able to start new lives in Europe. Many more will have arrived by other means using forged documents or will have overstayed on their visas.
Displaced Ukrainians face housing crisis
22 June 2015 (IRIN ), Authorities in western Ukraine are struggling to provide adequate shelter to the growing number of people fleeing fighting between Russian-backed separatists and the Ukrainian army in the east of the country. An estimated 1.3 million Ukrainians have been internally displaced since the conflict began and many have sought refuge in cities in the west.
Shining light on refugees' energy needs
22 June 2015 (IRIN ), When refugee crises strike, energy provision is well down the list of priorities, and ad hoc solutions tend to persist for years, even when they are unsatisfactory, expensive, damaging to the environment, and in all ways unsustainable.
IRIN’s Top Picks: Refugees, regime change and statistics
19 June 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, interviews, 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.
Photo Feature: On the migration road in Macedonia
19 June 2015 (IRIN ), The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a country of just two million, has become a major thoroughfare for migrants and asylum-seekers intent on reaching northern Europe and avoiding the deadly sea crossing from Libya to Italy. But the route through Macedonia has many dangers of its own.
What you need to know about the global refugee crisis
18 June 2015 (IRIN ), We are witnessing the largest and most rapid escalation ever in the number of people being forced from their homes. In 2014, an average of 42,500 people were displaced every day. The world desperately needs to better responses.
Why border controls are now a global game
17 June 2015 (IRIN ), Ahead of World Refugee Day, anthropologist and author of “Illegality, Inc.”, Ruben Andersson of the London School of Economics looks at how localised migration control efforts have ignored the globalisation of irregular migration routes.
MERS’s best friend is ignorance, so it’s time to wise up
16 June 2015 (IRIN ), The full story of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is yet to be told. Would South Korea now be in the grip of one of the disease’s largest ever outbreaks if more had been done sooner to unravel its mysteries?
Do bright ideas in aid need checks and balances?
16 June 2015 (IRIN ), Innovation has been a buzzword in aid for the last five years, but now experts say it is time to move beyond the hype and lay down a formal ethical framework. But what safeguards do you need and how do you regulate aid innovation without killing off its spark?
Refugee versus migrant: time for a new label?
15 June 2015 (IRIN ), Refugees and migrants have been making the headlines like never before in recent months. With the start of Refugee Week today, culminating in World Refugee Day on Saturday, that focus is only set to intensify. So what exactly is a refugee? How are they distinct from migrants, and why is it important?
IRIN's Top Picks: Briefings, standards and cat-fights
12 June 2015 (IRIN ), Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.
Eritrea rights report prompts protection rethink
10 June 2015 (IRIN ), Several nations recently toughened their stance on asylum requests from Eritrea after a Danish report suggested those leaving the country do so largely for economic reasons. The results of a year-long UN inquiry into human rights in Eritrea now indicate this could have been a big mistake.

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