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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
Military operations in NW Pakistan disrupt education
10 September 2014 (IRIN ), Continuing military operations in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal district are disrupting the education of more than 85,000 students in state-run schools.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100594/Military-operations-in-NW-Pakistan-disrupt-education
Analysis: Challenges around aid access in Afghanistan
9 September 2014 (IRIN ), Few issues get more attention nowadays in Afghanistan’s aid circles than insecurity-engendered restrictions on humanitarian access.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100585/Analysis-Challenges-around-aid-access-in-Afghanistan
Philippines Zamboanga siege survivors feel forgotten
9 September 2014 (IRIN ), One year after a violent siege terrified the southern Philippines city of Zamboanga, tens of thousands of displaced survivors feel they have been forgotten.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100588/Philippines-Zamboanga-siege-survivors-feel-forgotten
Concern over Bangladesh move to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar
4 September 2014 (IRIN ), Bangladesh announced this week that it will send back over 2,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, stoking concerns about the prospect of returning them to an increasingly dire situation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100574/Concern-over-Bangladesh-move-to-repatriate-Rohingyas-to-Myanmar
Bangladesh floods test disaster response improvements
2 September 2014 (IRIN ), Floods triggered by two weeks of intense rain have affected two million people in northern Bangladesh and left up to half a million homeless. While the country’s disaster response capacity has been enhanced in recent years, experts argue that with people displaced and crops destroyed the flooding is testing response mechanisms.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100564/Bangladesh-floods-test-disaster-response-improvements
"Third wave" of malaria resistance lurks on Thai-Cambodia border
29 August 2014 (IRIN ), Public health experts and scientists warn history's third major bout of drug-resistant malaria could spread across Asia to Africa unless "radical action" is taken. Artemisinin-resistant strains on the Thailand-Cambodia border threaten the treatment's efficacy and pose containment challenges.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100549/Third-wave-of-malaria-resistance-lurks-on-Thai-Cambodia-border
Sri Lanka suggests moves to investigate war-time missing
29 August 2014 (IRIN ), Sri Lanka's government has given its strongest indication to date that it will go beyond enumerating missing persons from it 26-year civil war and investigate the circumstances of their disappearance. Activists, however, remain skeptical, pointing to the administration's history of empty gestures.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100550/Sri-Lanka-suggests-moves-to-investigate-war-time-missing
Afghan mining law “could strengthen armed groups”
28 August 2014 (IRIN ), A new law designed to regulate Afghanistan’s nascent mining sector could increase corruption, lead to forced displacements and even allow armed groups to take control of the sector, transparency groups have warned.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100548/Afghan-mining-law-could-strengthen-armed-groups

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