Global Issues

We saw what you did - satellites and human rights

NAIROBI, 23 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - The shocking satellite imagery of the destruction in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga and nearby villages earlier this month provided graphic evidence of the extent of the crimes by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram when they stormed in. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: IDPs, Yemen, War Pillage and Ebola

DUBAI, 22 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - Our 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

WEF: What to watch

DUBAI, 21 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting kicks off in Davos on Wednesday. Here's a quick guide to some of the panels of interest to humanitarians. full report

IRIN's Top Picks – Cost of War, Haiti and the fear of indicators

DUBAI, 15 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - Our top picks from the humanitarian world this week, as selected by our network of specialist reporters. full report

Natural disasters - a rare positive trend?

LONDON, 12 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - Five years on from Haiti's devastating earthquake, is the world better prepared for natural catastrophes? full report

IRIN's Top Picks – Ebola, CAR and sustainable development

DUBAI, 8 January 2015 (IRIN Global) - Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share some of 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

Analysis: NGOs and anti-terror laws – how to keep your bank manager happy

LONDON, 31 December 2014 (IRIN Global) - The British government must do more to prevent charities working in high-risk countries from having their finances cut off by banks concerned their operations may fall foul of anti-terror laws, leading charities and bankers have warned. full report

Australia’s new migration bill shifts task to security

BANGKOK, 18 December 2014 (IRIN Global) - This week's passing into law of Australia’s Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment Act, which comes on the heels of a year of tightened border controls and refugee intake policy changes, could chill regional cooperation. Experts say it reflects global trends of treating migration as a security problem, and acknowledging that might be an important avenue for Southeast Asian regional policy development. full report

IRIN's Top Reads this week

DUBAI, 18 December 2014 (IRIN Global) - Do you want to stay on top of the current debate around humanitarian and development issues without having to trawl the web? Welcome to our reading list pulling together our correspondents' top picks of must-read research, reports and in-depth articles. full report

IRIN's top reads this week

DUBAI, 11 December 2014 (IRIN Global) - Do you want to stay on top of the current debate around humanitarian and development issues without having to trawl the web? Welcome to our reading list pulling together our correspondents' top picks of must-read research, reports and in-depth articles. full report

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