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Creativity key to peace dividends in Myanmar
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), As Myanmar’s nationwide ceasefire negotiations continue, peace in many formerly war-torn regions has allowed state-run lifesaving services to gradually expand. But their provision is intensely politicized, and carefully crafted access strategies are vital, experts warn.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100857/Creativity-key-to-peace-dividends-in-Myanmar
Talking to the Taliban, again
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), As foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan, NGOs and UN bodies are admitting it publicly - they are dealing with the Taliban again. For humanitarians this represents the end of a 14-year process where at the worst moments they became the civilian wing of a military occupation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100859/Talking-to-the-Taliban-again
Afghan malnutrition - the search for solutions
11 November 2014 (IRIN ), Attempts to tackle malnutrition in Afghanistan are being hampered by cultural norms, shrinking health budgets and the short-term nature of aid.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100821/Afghan-malnutrition-the-search-for-solutions
What slows Haiyan recovery - politics or practicality?
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), A year after one of the world’s most devastating typhoons swept through the Philippines, thousands are unable to resume their lives, with rehabilitation efforts bogged down by political divisions and bureaucracy, officials and survivors say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100803/What-slows-Haiyan-recovery-politics-or-practicality
Climate change: Afghans on the front line
4 November 2014 (IRIN ), As the UN warns that "irreversible" climate change is affecting more people than ever, in northern Afghanistan the story is all too familiar.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100791/Climate-change-Afghans-on-the-front-line
No easy solution for Myanmar's Rakhine crisis
4 November 2014 (IRIN ), As the number of ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar hits record levels, the prospects for a lasting settlement of the crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine State look bleak.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100793/No-easy-solution-for-Myanmar-s-Rakhine-crisis
How disaster preparation broke down in Sri Lanka
4 November 2014 (IRIN ), Nearly one week after a central Sri Lankan village was hit by a deadly landslide on 29 October, officials are reviewing how dozens of injuries, at least six deaths and hundreds of displacements could have been avoided with better disaster preparedness.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100794/How-disaster-preparation-broke-down-in-Sri-Lanka
Indonesian brothel closures hit HIV prevention
30 October 2014 (IRIN ), Brothel closures in Indonesian cities could put sex workers in danger and hamper HIV prevention efforts, say health experts and outreach workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100774/Indonesian-brothel-closures-hit-HIV-prevention
Asia's first IDP policy - from theory to practice
20 October 2014 (IRIN ), Afghanistan's new policy on internally displaced people grants a whole swathe of rights to those forced from their homes by conflict or disaster but it now needs to implemented.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100737/Asia-s-first-IDP-policy-from-theory-to-practice
Nepal disaster preparedness needs to go local
17 October 2014 (IRIN ), Mid-summer monsoon rains in Nepal triggered over three dozen floods and landslides,killing over 200 people and displacing tens of thousands. Experts say this highlights preparedness and response challenges and the urgent need for these to be prioritized in development plans and at local government level.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100723/Nepal-disaster-preparedness-needs-to-go-local
WFP shortfall fuels Afghan funding fears
10 October 2014 (IRIN ), The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a US$40 million deficit for its Afghanistan programmes, as aid agencies fear that foreign troop withdrawal will lead to decreasing budgets for humanitarian action.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100705/WFP-shortfall-fuels-Afghan-funding-fears
Post-flood health worries in Pakistan
9 October 2014 (IRIN ), As waters continue to recede after floods that have affected more than 2.5 million Pakistanis, health experts warn a further crisis may be unfolding with thousands of communities at risk of vector and water-borne disease.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100702/Post-flood-health-worries-in-Pakistan
Myanmar’s embattled Palaung minority call for aid partners
8 October 2014 (IRIN ), Protracted fighting in northern Myanmar is displacing entire villages, including those of ethnic Palaung, who say they need more help to build up local civil society groups to allow aid to flow more effectively to their people
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100696/Myanmar-s-embattled-Palaung-minority-call-for-aid-partners
Polio cases surge in Pakistan*
29 September 2014 (IRIN ), Pakistan is heading for one of its worst years for polio in recent times. According to figures from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), 166 cases of polio have been verified this year, compared to 28 at the same time last year.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100669/Polio-cases-surge-in-Pakistan
Left behind in North Waziristan
25 September 2014 (IRIN ), Humanitarian attention during the ongoing Pakistan army offensive against militants in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) has focused on the roughly one million internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have fled. But a less accessible group of people exist: those who stayed behind.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100658/Left-behind-in-North-Waziristan
Pakistani refugees welcome end to Afghan political deadlock
23 September 2014 (IRIN ), The deal on a unity government in Afghanistan to end the electoral deadlock was greeted with celebrations in the eastern provinces where tens of thousands of recent Pakistani refugees say they have been victims of the uncertainty.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100651/Pakistani-refugees-welcome-end-to-Afghan-political-deadlock
Intimidation, uncertainty mar aid work in Myanmar's Rakhine State
19 September 2014 (IRIN ), Nearly six months after international aid workers fled Myanmar's Rakhine State when Buddhist mobs attacked their offices and accused them of aid bias, international humanitarian aid services remain restricted, despite the needs of hundreds of thousands of people.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100634/Intimidation-uncertainty-mar-aid-work-in-Myanmar-s-Rakhine-State
Pakistan floods affect 2.3 million
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), As the flood emergency deepens in Pakistan, now affecting nearly 2.3 million people, humanitarian teams have mobilized to work alongside local government authorities to assess needs in the worst-affected areas.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100626/Pakistan-floods-affect-2-3-million
Briefing: Myanmar’s “Rohingya” - what’s in a name?
15 September 2014 (IRIN ), Already widely reduced to statelessness and in many cases forced into camps for displaced people, an 800,000-strong population of Muslims in western Myanmar now faces increasing efforts to eradicate the very word they use to identify themselves as a group. Under pressure from Myanmar’s nominally-civilian government, the international community sometimes appears complicit in the airbrushing of “Rohingya” from official discourse.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100609/Briefing-Myanmar-s-Rohingya-what-s-in-a-name
“Super-flood” risk Pakistan
11 September 2014 (IRIN ), Late monsoon rains in northern Pakistan have washed away communities, devastated farmland, and brought the risk of a “super-flood” moving across the country, leaving millions of people potentially vulnerable.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100596/Super-flood-risk-Pakistan

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