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'We've given up hope': Nepali villagers wait for the aid that never comes
30 April 2015 (IRIN ), Villagers in Nepal's Kavre district do not live close to the epicentre of Saturday's earthquake, nor are they easily reached from the capital Kathmandu. But they are desperate and they do want help.
Is it really time to call off search-and-rescue in Nepal?
30 April 2015 (IRIN ), The Nepalese government called off search-and-rescue today in favour of dead body removal, just as a 15-year-old boy was pulled out of the rubble alive. Five days after the earthquake, is it too soon to stop trying to find survivors?
New socks never worn: One girl's story ahead of Afghanistan's fighting season
29 April 2015 (IRIN ), When the snows melt in Afghanistan, the water feeds down from the Hindu Kush and brings life to the valleys and plains. But for more years than most here care to remember, spring also means death, as the fighting season begins in earnest.
Aboard Flight 652: Nepalese migrants head home to help
29 April 2015 (IRIN ), Nepalese migrants working in the Gulf are heading home to help their families and their country, in the wake of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit on 25 April, killing more than 5,000 people.
Nepal earthquake response - updates
27 April 2015 (IRIN ), The true scale of the disaster inflicted on Nepal after a powerful earthquake struck on Saturday is only now emerging. The number of killed and injured continues to rise and many remote communities have yet to be reached. As the humanitarian response takes shape, what is needed and what are the challenges likely to be?
Hunt on for Nepal quake survivors
27 April 2015 (IRIN ), Rescue teams continue to dig through the rubble of buildings destroyed by Saturday's earthquake, trying to reach people trapped beneath the debris. The scale of the disaster is becoming ever clearer with hospitals overwhelmed and basic necessities running short.
Why Nepal response will be so hard
27 April 2015 (IRIN ), International aid is beginning to flow into earthquake-hit Nepal, but much more is needed as the scale of the disaster becomes all too clear. Access, capacity and bad weather are all hampering efforts to reach those in need.
Why wasn't quake-prone Nepal better prepared?
27 April 2015 (IRIN ), Nepal was known to be a major quake risk and yet nothing was really done about it. IRIN news editor Anthony Morland explains why the Himalayan country is so quake-prone and why the government has struggled to do anything meaningful to prepare for the inevitable.
Hope and fear: Kyrgyz migrants in Russia
24 April 2015 (IRIN ), In Kyrgyzstan, about a fifth of the population works in Russia. A combination of tougher rules and growing hostility to migrants is making life increasingly difficult. Yet next month brings a new trade agreement - and new hope.
Agencies overwhelmed as Mindanao conflict flares again
25 March 2015 (IRIN ), Humanitarian agencies are struggling to cope with a growing number of people displaced by fighting in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, says more than 120,000 have sought shelter in public buildings or informal camps. The latest conflict, sparked by a botched anti-terror raid, threatens the future of much heralded peace deal.

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