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Can the UN's agency for Palestinians be fixed?
3 July 2015 (IRIN ), Facing what its commissioner-general Pierre Krähenbühl called its “most serious financial crisis ever,” this week the UN agency for Palestinian refugees let go some half of its international personnel. What, if anything, can be done to fix the frequently broke agency?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101707/Can-the-UN-s-agency-for-Palestinians-be-fixed
India urged to repeal soldiers’ impunity
2 July 2015 (IRIN ), A law preventing civilian courts from prosecuting security personnel in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has led to a quarter century of human rights abuses, Amnesty International said in a report urging the government to repeal the legislation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101703/India-urged-to-repeal-soldiers-impunity
Fleeing Islamic State: 'We heard them calling takbir'
30 June 2015 (IRIN ), Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled fighting in the northern city of Hassakeh, with residents describing widespread panic following a sustained assault by so-called Islamic State militants. For the newly displaced, there are shortages of goods and support.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101690/Fleeing-Islamic-State-We-heard-them-calling-takbir
Niger: Boko Haram's neglected crisis
29 June 2015 (IRIN ), Nigerian families first began seeking refuge in Niger in 2013, but Boko Haram-related violence in the region has spiked in recent months, causing the number of refugees to balloon and leading to a fast-growing humanitarian crisis that is garnering little international media attention:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101687/Niger-Boko-Haram-s-neglected-crisis
As Burundi goes to the polls, journalism is a high-risk job
29 June 2015 (IRIN ), Parliamentary and local elections take place in Burundi today after two months of protests and in defiance of international calls for the polls to be postponed. Here our correspondent, Désiré Nimubona, reflects on the challenges of operating as an independent journalist in a country where all media voices except those operated by the state have been silenced. Amid threats and attacks, dozens of reporters have fled to neighbouring states.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101683/As-Burundi-goes-to-the-polls-journalism-is-a-high-risk-job
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
Islamic State attack puts Kobani reconstruction at risk
26 June 2015 (IRIN ), The Islamic State's daring attack on the Kurdish Syrian city of Kobani has left thousands of those who returned displaced again, including over 1,000 stranded on the border, and could derail plans for a major demining and reconstruction operations in the city.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101682/Islamic-State-attack-puts-Kobani-reconstruction-at-risk
Words are weapons as Burundi heads to the polls
25 June 2015 (IRIN ), In the weeks ahead of Monday’s highly contentious parliamentary elections in Burundi, a profusion of hate speech has been used as a key tool to whip up support in a campaign marred by harassment, intimidation and violence:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101677/Words-are-weapons-as-Burundi-heads-to-the-polls
Turkish NGO move boosts Syria aid delivery
25 June 2015 (IRIN ), Eight international NGOs delivering desperately needed food, blankets and medical aid to war-torn Syria have finally been granted legal status in Turkey after years of deadlocked applications.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101674/Turkish-NGO-move-boosts-Syria-aid-delivery
Displaced Pakistanis caught between the Taliban and army
24 June 2015 (IRIN ), More than a year after a military offensive displaced about a million people from North Waziristan, residents say they are unable to go home because the government requires them to first sign an agreement to “stop the enemies of Pakistan,” which would put them at risk of retaliation from both the militants and the army.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101668/Displaced-Pakistanis-caught-between-the-Taliban-and-army
Taking the refugee boat out of Yemen
24 June 2015 (IRIN ), Yemen's peace talks collapsed almost as soon as they begun, leaving the country's citizens desperate. Last month Lama Fakih was with some of them as they took the boat to Djibouti.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101669/Taking-the-refugee-boat-out-of-Yemen
How goes the hunt for Joseph Kony and the LRA?
23 June 2015 (IRIN ), US special forces joined the hunt for Joseph Kony and the leaders of his Lord’s Resistance Army almost four years ago. So, what progress has been made, are they any closer to catching him, and what else can be done?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101667/How-goes-the-hunt-for-Joseph-Kony-and-the-LRA
Will the UN’s Gaza report force change?
22 June 2015 (IRIN ), A United Nations investigation accusing Israel and Palestinian armed groups of alleged war crimes in last summer’s Gaza conflict has caused a stir, but will it make any difference?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101664/Will-the-UN-s-Gaza-report-force-change
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
Sri Lanka returns land confiscated by military during decades-long war
19 June 2015 (IRIN ), Sri Lankan families are beginning to return home as the government returns land seized during the decades-long war, in a step towards reconciliation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101655/Sri-Lanka-returns-land-confiscated-by-military-during-decades-long-war
Would you advise a friend to follow you across the Mediterranean?
18 June 2015 (IRIN ), Jad and Hassan both fled the Syrian civil. Jad risked his lifetaking the dangerous boat route to Europe, and Hassan is now considering it. What advice would he have for his old friend?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101648/Would-you-advise-a-friend-to-follow-you-across-the-Mediterranean
Stateless in the Sahel
18 June 2015 (IRIN ), Thousands of children born to Mauritanian refugees in Mali are at risk of becoming stateless because they have not been issued birth certificates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101647/Stateless-in-the-Sahel
From grooms to body bags: the story of Yemen's fighters
16 June 2015 (IRIN ), Yemen’s warring leaders like to give the impression that their armies are well-trained, battle-hardened elites, but in reality many of their footsoldiers are poor and desperate family men forced into action by circumstance. IRIN gained rare access to relatives of men killed on both sides of the conflict:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101642/From-grooms-to-body-bags-the-story-of-Yemen-s-fighters
Forgive and forget? Amnesty dilemma haunts Uganda
12 June 2015 (IRIN ), Should rebels who turn themselves in be allowed to escape justice for potentially heinous crimes if it might foster peace, or must they be prosecuted even at the risk of discouraging reconciliation? The renewal of Uganda’s amnesty law has reopened old wounds and highlighted this enduring dilemma.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101625/Forgive-and-forget-Amnesty-dilemma-haunts-Uganda
IRIN's Top Picks: Briefings, standards and cat-fights
12 June 2015 (IRIN ), 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.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101626/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Briefings-standards-and-cat-fights

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