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Are SE Asia’s trafficking kingpins getting off the hook?
30 June 2015 (IRIN ), Southeast Asia’s smuggling and trafficking rings have now gone dormant. But rights groups warn that the criminal syndicates will soon be back unless the authorities go after the kingpins, who may include politicians and businessmen, as well as senior police and military officers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101689/Are-SE-Asia-s-trafficking-kingpins-getting-off-the-hook
Heatwave is death sentence for Karachi’s poor
24 June 2015 (IRIN ), A heatwave has killed nearly 750 people this week in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, and most of the victims were poor people with no means of escaping the soaring temperatures.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101670/Heatwave-is-death-sentence-for-Karachi-s-poor
Displaced Pakistanis caught between the Taliban and army
24 June 2015 (IRIN ), More than a year after a military offensive displaced about a million people from North Waziristan, residents say they are unable to go home because the government requires them to first sign an agreement to “stop the enemies of Pakistan,” which would put them at risk of retaliation from both the militants and the army.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101668/Displaced-Pakistanis-caught-between-the-Taliban-and-army
Sri Lanka returns land confiscated by military during decades-long war
19 June 2015 (IRIN ), Sri Lankan families are beginning to return home as the government returns land seized during the decades-long war, in a step towards reconciliation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101655/Sri-Lanka-returns-land-confiscated-by-military-during-decades-long-war
Pakistan turns up the heat on NGOs
19 June 2015 (IRIN ), The recent closure of Save the Children USA in Pakistan has further soured relations between NGOs and the government, potentially putting at risk life-saving programs for tens of thousands of people across the country
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101657/Pakistan-turns-up-the-heat-on-NGOs
Education still on hold after year of war in Pakistan
18 June 2015 (IRIN ), War flared up in Pakistan's North Waziristan a year ago, leading almost one million people displaced. Among them are tens of thousands of school age children who have not been able to attend classes since leaving home in June 2014.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101650/Education-still-on-hold-after-year-of-war-in-Pakistan
The changing face of disaster funding
17 June 2015 (IRIN ), Online fundraising platforms could revolutionise the way emergencies are funded. The response to the Nepal earthquake is likely just the beginning.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101643/The-changing-face-of-disaster-funding
In Indonesia’s Aceh, a warm welcome for refugees in a sea of misery
15 June 2015 (IRIN ), Nur Yanah can’t hold back the tears when she recalls hundreds of emaciated boat people arriving in her native Aceh province after being rescued by local fishermen in defiance of the government decision to leave them adrift.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101631/In-Indonesia-s-Aceh-a-warm-welcome-for-refugees-in-a-sea-of-misery
Does labour migration do more harm than good?
12 June 2015 (IRIN ), Unlike its namesake, Jeddah Village boasts no sprawling shopping centres or skyscrapers soaring from the desert sands, but this cluster of homes in Indonesia’s Cireunghas district is intimately tied to Saudi Arabia’s commercial capital: many of the houses were built with money saved by locals who travelled there to work.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101627/Does-labour-migration-do-more-harm-than-good
After regional quakes, Philippines prepares for the big one
10 June 2015 (IRIN ), Recent quakes in Nepal and Malaysia have shaken the Philippines into action, with authorities scaling up earthquake preparedness drills and safety inspections of public buildings in the capital Manila.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101614/After-regional-quakes-Philippines-prepares-for-the-big-one
Tackling the roots of the Rohingya crisis
8 June 2015 (IRIN ), As Malaysian police finish exhuming mass graves in human trafficking camps along the Thai border, Southeast Asian nations are under pressure to end the brutal trade in human lives by tackling the roots of the crisis.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101602/Tackling-the-roots-of-the-Rohingya-crisis
After killer heatwave, will India take action?
5 June 2015 (IRIN ), Temperatures are slowly falling in India with the approach of the cool monsoon rains, but a heatwave that left more than 2,300 people dead has raised questions about how prepared the government will be for the next one.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101596/After-killer-heatwave-will-India-take-action
Is the Philippines about to miss its chance at peace?
4 June 2015 (IRIN ), After almost 30 years of fighting, the government in the Philippines signed a peace agreement last year with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). With a bill aimed at ending the Muslim separatist insurgency floundering in congress, observers are warning that the conflict could reignite:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101586/Is-the-Philippines-about-to-miss-its-chance-at-peace
Living in limbo: Refugee stories from Indonesia
3 June 2015 (IRIN ), Indonesia, along with Malaysia, has agreed to give temporary refuge to several thousand Rohingya who reached its shores in recent weeks, provided they are resettled elsewhere within one year. But Indonesia is already host to 4,400 refugees, most of whom have been waiting far longer than a year for resettlement while another 7,000 asylum seekers are still awaiting refugee status decisions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101580/Living-in-limbo-Refugee-stories-from-Indonesia
Are landslides Nepal’s next big killer?
3 June 2015 (IRIN ), Already devastated by a massive earthquake, Nepal is now struggling to prepare for a potential series of landslides triggered by the oncoming monsoon.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101577/Are-landslides-Nepal-s-next-big-killer
Did Malaysian cops ignore Rohingya trafficking?
2 June 2015 (IRIN ), Malaysian police have launched a sweeping investigation into human trafficking rings after announcing on 25 May that they had found 139 shallow graves around 28 camps along the remote frontier with Thailand. But did they have enough information to have acted years ago and save lives?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101569/Did-Malaysian-cops-ignore-Rohingya-trafficking
Lucky escape for Rohingya boys who took the bait
29 May 2015 (IRIN ), For thousands of Rohingya living in squalid camps and suffering discrimination in Myanmar, the chance to escape to a new life is a tempting one. But many end up in jungle camps, held for ransom, or stranded on boats at sea. Maung Zaw Lin and Maung Tin Shwe took the traffickers' bait. Find out what happened to them:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101562/Lucky-escape-for-Rohingya-boys-who-took-the-bait
Grief not justice for Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan
26 May 2015 (IRIN ), Five years after ethnic riots roiled Kyrgyzstan, not only has the minority Uzbek community found little to no justice for the hundreds killed but it finds itself increasingly blamed and marginalised as Kyrgyz nationalism takes hold.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101541/Grief-not-justice-for-Uzbeks-in-Kyrgyzstan
Lives at risk as Nepal earthquake funding dries up
26 May 2015 (IRIN ), There was an outpouring of emergency funding in the immediate aftermath of the Nepal earthquake. But one month on, lives are at risk as the money dries up. With monsoon rains expected within weeks, relief efforts are expected to become even more challenging in a country where many villages are accessible only by foot:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101542/Lives-at-risk-as-Nepal-earthquake-funding-dries-up
The identity crisis frustrating Nepal's quake survivors
21 May 2015 (IRIN ), Mento Ghale did what any parent would do when Nepal’s 25 April earthquake struck her village of Mailung: she grabbed the children and got them out of the house as quickly as she could.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101525/The-identity-crisis-frustrating-Nepal-s-quake-survivors

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