Global Issues

Why child migrants are playing grown up in Italy

ROME, 27 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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. full report

IRIN's Top picks: Effective altruism, humanitarian complicity and Boko Haram

DUBAI, 24 July 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. This week - Palestine, Cameroon and Bulgaria. full report

Counting the uncountable

OXFORD, 24 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - How do you design effective policies and programmes to help vulnerable populations when you don’t know how many people you’re dealing with? full report

Playing the EU asylum lottery

LONDON, 21 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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. full report

Scars deepen for Ukraine's children

MARIUPOL, 20 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Children near the frontlines in Ukraine are increasingly showing the psychological and social effects of the lengthening conflict. A UNICEF program is trying to provide therapy through art, games and group discussion. But as the war goes on, the scars are only likely to deepen: full report

Five ways aid agencies can better communicate with those they help

GENEVA, 20 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - In recent years, aid agencies have made many strides in opening up channels of communication with those they are trying to help. But while affected communities’ views have become an integral part of emergency response, aid workers say their outreach must evolve to keep up with changing trends in both the technology and humanitarian aid sectors. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Beyond aid, transparency and development finance

DUBAI, 17 July 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

US failing kids fleeing Central America

NEW YORK, 17 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Mechanisms put in place to stop an unprecedented influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America to the southern US border – which peaked last summer – are failing scores of children fleeing violence in their native countries: full report

Crisis Brief: Unexpected aid in eastern Ukraine

LUHANSK, 16 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Cut off from government-controlled territory, civilians in rebel-held eastern Ukraine have limited access to goods, basic services and cash. A new IRIN/HPG Crisis Brief finds that much of the aid reaching people is coming from unusual sources. full report

Do #summits solve problems?

ADDIS ABABA, 16 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - What did the UN's Financing for Development (FFD3) summit in Addis Ababa really achieve? Were there any new real commitments and breakthroughs or was it simply a talking shop? full report

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