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Eyes Wide Shut: The challenge of humanitarian biometrics
26 August 2015 (IRIN ), The use of biometrics clearly has a role to play in humanitarianism. The challenge, says IRIN columnist Paul Currion, is to protect the vulnerable, whose identities may be vital for accessing government services, while preventing powerful states and private companies who may seek to experiment or exploit.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101913/Eyes-Wide-Shut-The-challenge-of-humanitarian-biometrics
Farm debt rises as Myanmar floodwaters recede
19 August 2015 (IRIN ), One month after torrential rains submerged much of Myanmar, the floodwaters are finally receding. But the government says 773,000 acres of farmland were damaged, including nursery plots containing seedlings for the next crop. If farmers don’t get a crop into the ground within two weeks they will miss out on the harvest in November and December.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101882/Farm-debt-rises-as-Myanmar-floodwaters-recede
Hunger in the jungle as Myanmar blocks aid
17 August 2015 (IRIN ), Local aid groups and the United Nations are urging Myanmar to allow access to about 1,400 people who are running out of food in makeshift camps in the jungle after fleeing clashes between the military and an ethnic armed group in Kachin state.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101868/Hunger-in-the-jungle-as-Myanmar-blocks-aid
Flooded mines cause toxic sludge in Vietnam
7 August 2015 (IRIN ), Toxic sludge that spilled out of open pit coal mines during 10 days of heavy rains may have seriously contaminated farmland, rivers and coastal areas in northern Vietnam.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101834/Flooded-mines-cause-toxic-sludge-in-Vietnam
IRIN's Top Picks: Lessons for aid workers, Instagram migrants, and quitting when ahead
7 August 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. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101836/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Lessons-for-aid-workers-Instagram-migrants-and-quitting-when-ahead
Myanmar scrambles to assess flood damage
3 August 2015 (IRIN ), Washed-out roads and bloated rivers are just two of the challenges facing relief workers who are trying to assess the damage caused by flooding in Myanmar, which has already killed 27 people and affected at least 150,000 and is expected to get worse.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101817/Myanmar-scrambles-to-assess-flood-damage
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
Counting the uncountable
24 July 2015 (IRIN ), How do you design effective policies and programmes to help vulnerable populations when you don’t know how many people you’re dealing with?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101783/Counting-the-uncountable
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
In Indonesia’s Aceh, a warm welcome for refugees in a sea of misery
15 June 2015 (IRIN ), Nur Yanah can’t hold back the tears when she recalls hundreds of emaciated boat people arriving in her native Aceh province after being rescued by local fishermen in defiance of the government decision to leave them adrift.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101631/In-Indonesia-s-Aceh-a-warm-welcome-for-refugees-in-a-sea-of-misery
Refugee versus migrant: time for a new label?
15 June 2015 (IRIN ), Refugees and migrants have been making the headlines like never before in recent months. With the start of Refugee Week today, culminating in World Refugee Day on Saturday, that focus is only set to intensify. So what exactly is a refugee? How are they distinct from migrants, and why is it important?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101636/Refugee-versus-migrant-time-for-a-new-label
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
Tackling the roots of the Rohingya crisis
8 June 2015 (IRIN ), As Malaysian police finish exhuming mass graves in human trafficking camps along the Thai border, Southeast Asian nations are under pressure to end the brutal trade in human lives by tackling the roots of the crisis.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101602/Tackling-the-roots-of-the-Rohingya-crisis
Living in limbo: Refugee stories from Indonesia
3 June 2015 (IRIN ), Indonesia, along with Malaysia, has agreed to give temporary refuge to several thousand Rohingya who reached its shores in recent weeks, provided they are resettled elsewhere within one year. But Indonesia is already host to 4,400 refugees, most of whom have been waiting far longer than a year for resettlement while another 7,000 asylum seekers are still awaiting refugee status decisions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101580/Living-in-limbo-Refugee-stories-from-Indonesia
Did Malaysian cops ignore Rohingya trafficking?
2 June 2015 (IRIN ), Malaysian police have launched a sweeping investigation into human trafficking rings after announcing on 25 May that they had found 139 shallow graves around 28 camps along the remote frontier with Thailand. But did they have enough information to have acted years ago and save lives?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101569/Did-Malaysian-cops-ignore-Rohingya-trafficking
Lucky escape for Rohingya boys who took the bait
29 May 2015 (IRIN ), For thousands of Rohingya living in squalid camps and suffering discrimination in Myanmar, the chance to escape to a new life is a tempting one. But many end up in jungle camps, held for ransom, or stranded on boats at sea. Maung Zaw Lin and Maung Tin Shwe took the traffickers' bait. Find out what happened to them:
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101562/Lucky-escape-for-Rohingya-boys-who-took-the-bait
Glimmer of hope for Southeast Asia's migrants
20 May 2015 (IRIN ), Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to provide temporary shelter and assistance to thousands of migrants still stranded at sea in Southeast Asia, but they have stopped short of offering to find their boats and bring them ashore.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101518/Glimmer-of-hope-for-Southeast-Asia-s-migrants
Kept afloat by hope - the endless odyssey of the Rohingya
18 May 2015 (IRIN ), Faizal Ahmad has just spent six months at sea, in an open boat crammed with 450 people, praying that Allah would deliver him to safety and a future free of persecution.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101508/Kept-afloat-by-hope-the-endless-odyssey-of-the-Rohingya
All at sea: what lies behind Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis?
15 May 2015 (IRIN ), The plight of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers from Myanmar and Bangladesh, left adrift without food and water for nearly a week, has all the hallmarks of a full-blown humanitarian crisis. Yet despite statements of concern from governments, aid agencies and human rights groups, there is little sign of a coordinated plan to address the issue.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101503/All-at-sea-what-lies-behind-Southeast-Asia-s-migrant-crisis
Malaysia and Thailand leave migrant boats adrift
13 May 2015 (IRIN ), As Europe focuses on the migrants in the Mediterranean, another humanitarian crisis is playing out on a stretch of water between the Andaman Sea and the Strait of Malacca in Southeast Asia. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants have been deserted by smugglers and left adrift for days without food or water.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101487/Malaysia-and-Thailand-leave-migrant-boats-adrift

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