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Sri Lanka offers lessons on how not to manage water
4 June 2014 (IRIN ), Angry paddy farmers blocked major roads in the Minneriya and Girithale areas in Sri Lanka’s North Eastern Polonnaruwa region last month, complaining the government had not released enough water for their rice to grow; they claimed they had lost 50,000 hectares of crops, or 1.75 million kg.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100170/Sri-Lanka-offers-lessons-on-how-not-to-manage-water
Toxic poultry feed threatens Bangladesh's poor
2 June 2014 (IRIN ), Bangladesh's leather tanneries are notoriously filthy, exposing workers and neighbours to toxic chemicals. And recent studies show that poultry feed produced from industry scraps may also be putting the health of millions throughout the country at risk.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100160/Toxic-poultry-feed-threatens-Bangladesh-s-poor
More investment needed to reduce stunting in Timor-Leste
29 May 2014 (IRIN ), New data indicate that stunting among under-five children is being reduced in Timor-Leste, but experts warn much greater investment is needed in areas such as micronutrient supplementation, salt iodization and education to bring levels down further.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100147/More-investment-needed-to-reduce-stunting-in-Timor-Leste
Philippines still rebuilding six months after typhoon’s visit
29 May 2014 (IRIN ), More than six months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated large parts of the central Philippines, progress is being made in rebuilding livelihoods. However, huge challenges remain in making them sustainable.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100148/Philippines-still-rebuilding-six-months-after-typhoon-s-visit
Bleak outlook for 96,000 Kachin IDPs three years on
27 May 2014 (IRIN ), Nearly three years after renewed fighting erupted in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State, aid workers say the humanitarian situation is deteriorating. Tens of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) are in limbo, unsure of their future.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100138/Bleak-outlook-for-96-000-Kachin-IDPs-three-years-on
IDPs likely to return to roofless homes in Pakistan’s Tirah Valley
26 May 2014 (IRIN ), Nearly 46,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are due to start their return this month to Pakistan’s conflict-hit Tirah Valley close to the Afghan border. But most are likely to find their homes completely destroyed, or at best roofless.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100131/IDPs-likely-to-return-to-roofless-homes-in-Pakistan-s-Tirah-Valley
Laos “land grabs” drive subsistence farmers into deeper poverty
22 May 2014 (IRIN ), "Land grabs" in Laos are driving poor farmers, including ethnic minorities, off their land, away from livelihoods they know and into further poverty, activists and experts say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100116/Laos-land-grabs-drive-subsistence-farmers-into-deeper-poverty
Afghanistan film: The Sins of the Fathers
21 May 2014 (IRIN ), With NATO troops preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan, women activists are growing increasingly nervous about the prospect of the Taliban returning to power. IRIN’s latest film, The Sins of the Fathers, explores the work of the Afghan Women’s Skills Development Centre (AWSDC), a sanctuary for abused women and their children.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100113/Afghanistan-film-The-Sins-of-the-Fathers
Australia-Cambodia refugee deal sparks criticism
21 May 2014 (IRIN ), Human rights activists have strongly criticized a controversial deal between Australia and Cambodia which could see up to 1,000 refugees settled in the country.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100114/Australia-Cambodia-refugee-deal-sparks-criticism
Timor-Leste’s mobile courts promote access to justice
20 May 2014 (IRIN ), Taking judicial proceedings to rural areas of Timor-Leste with “mobile courts” is increasing citizens’ access to justice as the young country builds its government from the ground up, experts and practitioners say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100108/Timor-Leste-s-mobile-courts-promote-access-to-justice

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