Global Issues

Greek financial showdown overshadows refugee crisis

MYTILENE, 30 June 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Open data, clichés and bush meat

DUBAI, 26 June 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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. full report

The week in numbers

BEIRUT, 26 June 2015 (IRIN Global) - A new weekly feature rounding up the key figures in crisis and humanitarian reporting. full report

Mexico's minefield for migrants

COAHUILA, 26 June 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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. full report

EU toughens stance on migrant returns

OXFORD, 25 June 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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. full report

Displaced Ukrainians face housing crisis

LVIV, 22 June 2015 (IRIN Global) - Authorities in western Ukraine are struggling to provide adequate shelter to the growing number of people fleeing fighting between Russian-backed separatists and the Ukrainian army in the east of the country. An estimated 1.3 million Ukrainians have been internally displaced since the conflict began and many have sought refuge in cities in the west. full report

Shining light on refugees' energy needs

LONDON, 22 June 2015 (IRIN Global) - When refugee crises strike, energy provision is well down the list of priorities, and ad hoc solutions tend to persist for years, even when they are unsatisfactory, expensive, damaging to the environment, and in all ways unsustainable. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Refugees, regime change and statistics

DUBAI, 19 June 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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. full report

Photo Feature: On the migration road in Macedonia

SKOPJE, 19 June 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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. full report

What you need to know about the global refugee crisis

LONDON, 18 June 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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. full report

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