Global Issues

IRIN’s Top Picks: Racism, corruption and oligopoly

BEIRUT, 3 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. This week, racism in the development world, tackling corruption and the lessons of the Somalia success. full report

It's all about the money

DUBAI, 1 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - The rising cost of responding to concurrent crises – and how to plug that funding gap – is dominating debate in the aid sector and is likely to become one of the key themes at next year’s World Humanitarian Summit (WHS). full report

The humanitarian one percent

DUBAI, 1 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Charities and NGOs like to promote transparency and good governance in the countries they work, but how much do we really know about where and how aid money is really spent? Very little, according to the Local to Global Protection Initiative (L2GP), which in conjunction with IRIN has produced a series of graphics analysing the money flows from big donors. full report

Time to fix the aid industry’s broken record?

DUBAI, 1 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Barely a month goes by without a new report or panel event urging better co-ordination between local, national and international actors in disaster response situations, and more advance community resilience building and investment into countering climate change. But when will this talk start to walk? full report

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

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