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What terrorism does: Fear and anger for Christians after Pakistan bombs
19 March 2015 (IRIN ), A few days after bombings targeting Pakistani churches, the country's Christian minority is angry about the present but fearful for its future.
Scale of Vanuatu cyclone disaster complicates aid response
16 March 2015 (IRIN ), The scale of Vanuatu’s cyclone disaster is matched only by the complexity of the required humanitarian response, according to both the government and aid workers arriving on the battered Pacific islands.
Vanuatu reeling from impact of cyclone Pam
14 March 2015 (IRIN ), The closure of the main airport in Vanuatu is hampering the humanitarian response to cyclone Pam, which tore through the Pacific island archipelago yesterday, causing colossal damage.
Cyclone Pam batters Vanuatu
13 March 2015 (IRIN ), As cyclone Pam, a category 5 storm, makes landfall today on the pacific islands of Vanuatu, humanitarian workers there say the urban poor are especially at risk.
Pakistani polio campaign under threat
4 March 2015 (IRIN ), As Pakistan arrests 470 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children from polio, aid workers are describing increasing hostility.
Disaster warnings ignored in Sri Lanka
2 March 2015 (IRIN ), Lives and livelihoods are being lost unnecessarily in Sri Lanka because local communities are ignoring disaster warnings. More than 70 people died in the last two months of 2014 as a result of floods and landslides while the earlier part of the year was marked by a prolonged drought, severely impacting the rice harvest.
India-Pakistan: The new victims of an old border dispute
25 February 2015 (IRIN ), India and Pakistan’s decades-old territorial dispute over the Himalayan region of Kashmir is often portrayed as a dormant conflict. But for the people of the region it is anything but.
How to improve health for Myanmar's ethnic minorities
19 February 2015 (IRIN ), Provision of health care in remote, conflict-affected regions in Myanmar continues to face chronic challenges despite recent ceasefires allowing greater access, according to new research. Developing existing ethnic minority health systems could be part of the solution, but it would require government recognition and international support.
Peshawar killings provoke crackdown on Afghans
5 February 2015 (IRIN ), Thousands of Afghans in Pakistan have been arrested or moved from their homes of many years in the wake of December’s killing of over 100 schoolchildren in the city of Peshawar. The Afghans, the majority of whom are not registered refugees, have been targeted in a government crackdown announced immediately after the killings.
Opening up? Sri Lanka's new government confronts legacy of war
3 February 2015 (IRIN ), Sri Lanka’s new government says it will tackle sensitive issues relating to the civil war that ended in May 2009, including allegations of human rights abuses, missing persons and political prisoners. But it still insists international investigators are not welcome.

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