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Pakistan slum clearances politically motivated?
7 April 2014 (IRIN ), This month, the Pakistani government is planning to move or raze eighteen illegal settlements that are home to more than 80,000 people - many of whom are internally displaced or Afghan refugees and migrants. Residents of the slums say they are being blamed for the government's inability to provide adequate security for the country's civilian population.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99895/Pakistan-slum-clearances-politically-motivated
Drought begins to bite in Sri Lanka
4 April 2014 (IRIN ), Sri Lanka has had six months of drought and could face severe crop losses and electricity shortages if the coming monsoon is as weak as forecasts predict, experts say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99884/Drought-begins-to-bite-in-Sri-Lanka
Analysis: How effective is Pakistan’s disaster authority?
3 April 2014 (IRIN ), The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was set up shortly after the 2005 quake that killed at least 87,000 people in northern Pakistan to act as the “implementing, coordinating and monitoring body” for disaster management.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99880/Analysis-How-effective-is-Pakistan-s-disaster-authority
Concern over polling in Afghan schools and clinics
2 April 2014 (IRIN ), The recent spate of Taliban-led attacks against electoral targets in Afghanistan, with the presidential vote just days away, has increased concerns in the aid community about the use of schools and health clinics as polling stations.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99875/Concern-over-polling-in-Afghan-schools-and-clinics
Aid workers keen to return to tense western Myanmar
1 April 2014 (IRIN ), International aid workers forced to flee western Myanmar after being targeted by Buddhist mobs last week say they need to return to Rakhine State to help with food and water distributions for displaced people.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99870/Aid-workers-keen-to-return-to-tense-western-Myanmar
Malnutrition stalks Pakistan’s desert regions
31 March 2014 (IRIN ), Pastoralists and others in Pakistan’s desert regions of Cholistan in the southern Punjab and Tharparkar in Sindh are facing a grave crisis: Their livestock are dying, their children are malnourished, and when families move to less drought-affected areas they often get a hostile reception.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99867/Malnutrition-stalks-Pakistan-s-desert-regions
Curbing Myanmar’s spread of drug-resistant malaria
28 March 2014 (IRIN ), Efforts to halt the spread of drug-resistant malaria in Myanmar have delivered encouraging results through the private health sector, but health experts warn the disease cannot be won outside the public health system - and that the country is still a potential “gateway” for the spread of drug resistance.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99852/Curbing-Myanmar-s-spread-of-drug-resistant-malaria
Conflict in Indonesia’s Papua Region
28 March 2014 (IRIN ), The clearing of forests inhabited by indigenous people in Indonesia's Papua* Region by agribusinesses is fuelling conflict in the southern Merauke Regency, say campaigners.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99856/Conflict-in-Indonesia-s-Papua-Region
Rude health - fear and violence in Nepal’s medical system
21 March 2014 (IRIN ), Regular attacks and harassment of Nepalese health workers are undermining health care in the country, authorities and doctors say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99818/Rude-health-fear-and-violence-in-Nepal-s-medical-system
Muslims rebuild homes as communal tensions ease in central Myanmar town
20 March 2014 (IRIN ), Thousands of residents displaced by inter-communal violence a year ago in this central town in Myanmar are being allowed to rebuild their homes.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99815/Muslims-rebuild-homes-as-communal-tensions-ease-in-central-Myanmar-town

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