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IRIN’s Top Picks: Sea slaves, worm wars and risk-taking
31 July 2015 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101807/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Sea-slaves-worm-wars-and-risk-taking
Morocco: The forgotten frontline of the migrant crisis
29 July 2015 (IRIN ), Morocco has become a choke point for sub-Saharan African migrants aiming to reach Europe, pinched by the Moroccan and Spanish governments working together to halt the flow across the Mediterranean. In this multimedia special, IRIN talks to the migrants determined to cross, playing cat-and-mouse with the authorities, and explores Morocco's role as outsourced "Gendarme" for Europe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101798/Morocco-The-forgotten-frontline-of-the-migrant-crisis
Asylum seekers forced to rough it in Austria
29 July 2015 (IRIN ), Austria lies at the end of the increasingly popular Balkan migration route and is now receiving thousands of asylum seekers from neighbouring Hungary. A reception centre near Vienna has run out of beds and even tents and residents are now forced to sleep outside in the open until the government comes up with a solution.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101800/Asylum-seekers-forced-to-rough-it-in-Austria
Did Malaysia merit its human trafficking upgrade?
28 July 2015 (IRIN ), Malaysian and international NGOs have expressed shock following the release of the US State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report on Monday, which saw Malaysia being upgraded from Tier 3, the lowest level, where it had been placed in 2014, to the Tier 2 Watch List.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101795/Did-Malaysia-merit-its-human-trafficking-upgrade
Why child migrants are playing grown up in Italy
27 July 2015 (IRIN ), Since the start of the year, nearly 7,500 child migrants have arrived in Italy without a parent or guardian. Many don't admit to being under 18 for fear the authorities will place them in a centre for unaccompanied migrant children, dashing their hopes of reaching northern Europe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101790/Why-child-migrants-are-playing-grown-up-in-Italy
Playing the EU asylum lottery
21 July 2015 (IRIN ), Asylum seekers arriving in Europe have not truly made it until their applications are approved, giving them the right to remain as refugees or under some other form of international protection. But asylum approval rates across the European Union vary dramatically.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101771/Playing-the-EU-asylum-lottery
IRIN’s Top Picks: Beyond aid, transparency and development finance
17 July 2015 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101760/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Beyond-aid-transparency-and-development-finance
Somaliland losing youth to lure of Europe
16 July 2015 (IRIN ), As the European Union continues to engage in deeply divisive talks about how to deal with the influx to its shores, Somaliland is having its own conversation about why so many of its young people are risking everything to reach Europe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101754/Somaliland-losing-youth-to-lure-of-Europe
Dreams that wither and die in the African desert
15 July 2015 (IRIN ), It is estimated that more than 100,000 West Africans will cross Niger this year on their way to Europe. But many don’t even reach the coasts of places like Algeria, Libya or Morocco to try their luck on the perilous boat journeys. For many, their dreams wither and die in the desert:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101753/Dreams-that-wither-and-die-in-the-African-desert
Irregular migration threatens asylum in Europe
14 July 2015 (IRIN ), In a new column, Christopher Horwood, who has worked in humanitarian and development aid for over three decades and is the founding coordinator of the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) in Nairobi, Kenya, urges EU leaders to rethink their contradictory approach to irregular migration.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101747/Irregular-migration-threatens-asylum-in-Europe
Fewer aid worker attacks. That’s good, right?
13 July 2015 (IRIN ), Attacks on aid workers declined last year but were still the second highest on record, new data shows. Are aid organisations getting smarter or more risk averse?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101737/Fewer-aid-worker-attacks-That-s-good-right
IRIN’s Top Picks: Gulf donors, aid worker attacks and dodgy statistics
10 July 2015 (IRIN ), This week, Top Picks delves into the rise of Gulf, donors, unpicks some dodgy statistics and examines varying levels of risk faced by different types of aid workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101730/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Gulf-donors-aid-worker-attacks-and-dodgy-statistics
Hungary: a grim way station for asylum seekers
8 July 2015 (IRIN ), In recent months, Hungary has become a gateway to the European Union for tens of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers who have already journeyed through Turkey, Greece and the Balkans in search of international protection and a better life. But Hungarian authorities are doing their utmost to close off this increasingly well-trodden route.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101723/Hungary-a-grim-way-station-for-asylum-seekers
Are SE Asia’s trafficking kingpins getting off the hook?
30 June 2015 (IRIN ), Southeast Asia’s smuggling and trafficking rings have now gone dormant. But rights groups warn that the criminal syndicates will soon be back unless the authorities go after the kingpins, who may include politicians and businessmen, as well as senior police and military officers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101689/Are-SE-Asia-s-trafficking-kingpins-getting-off-the-hook
Greek financial showdown overshadows refugee crisis
30 June 2015 (IRIN ), In the shadow of Greece’s bitter row with creditors, the refugee crisis unfolding in its islands has been pushed from the headlines, but boats carrying migrants and asylum seekers continue to arrive and systems for receiving them have virtually collapsed.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101692/Greek-financial-showdown-overshadows-refugee-crisis
Mexico's minefield for migrants
26 June 2015 (IRIN ), Central Americans fleeing gang violence and extreme poverty back home endure perilous journeys through Mexico to reach safety in the US. Now they face additional hurdles as Mexican authorities implement a crackdown.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101680/Mexico-s-minefield-for-migrants
EU toughens stance on migrant returns
25 June 2015 (IRIN ), More than 125,000 migrants and asylum-seekers have crossed the Mediterranean so far this year, all carrying the hope that they will be able to start new lives in Europe. Many more will have arrived by other means using forged documents or will have overstayed on their visas.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101675/EU-toughens-stance-on-migrant-returns
Photo Feature: On the migration road in Macedonia
19 June 2015 (IRIN ), The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a country of just two million, has become a major thoroughfare for migrants and asylum-seekers intent on reaching northern Europe and avoiding the deadly sea crossing from Libya to Italy. But the route through Macedonia has many dangers of its own.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101654/Photo-Feature-On-the-migration-road-in-Macedonia
IRIN’s Top Picks: Refugees, regime change and statistics
19 June 2015 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101653/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Refugees-regime-change-and-statistics
What you need to know about the global refugee crisis
18 June 2015 (IRIN ), We are witnessing the largest and most rapid escalation ever in the number of people being forced from their homes. In 2014, an average of 42,500 people were displaced every day. The world desperately needs to better responses.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101649/What-you-need-to-know-about-the-global-refugee-crisis

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