Aboard Flight 652: Nepalese migrants head home to help
KATHMANDU, 29 April 2015 (IRIN) - Nepalese migrants working in the Gulf are heading home to help their families and their country, in the wake of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit on 25 April, killing more than 5,000 people. full report
Bangladesh’s climate change migrants
13 November 2015
Farmland is being lost to climate change in Bangladesh, driving mass migration to slums. But the slums are at risk too, as rising sea levels and melting glaciers feed flooding, which in turn spreads water-borne diseases. Bangladesh is hoping next month's climate change conference in Paris will provide some solutions.
Key challenges for Myanmar
11 November 2015
As Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy heads for a landslide and historic victory in Myanmar’s elections, here are the key challenges facing her new government:
Can elections and a ceasefire bring peace to Myanmar?
5 November 2015
Myanmar has been at war since independence from Britain in 1948. For most of that time, the country was ruled by the military, but a quasi-civilian government took power in 2011, ushering in sweeping political and economic reforms. For ethnic minorities, however, little has changed. The military is battling an array of ethnic armed groups on Myanmar’s frontiers, where lucrative trades in drugs and natural resources fuel fighting. Can elections and a newly minted ceasefire lay the foundation for peace?
Bureaucracy blocks earthquake aid in Pakistan
30 October 2015
International relief agencies are unable to reach some areas in Pakistan that were devastated by this week’s earthquake, because government authorities have not granted them permission to carry out aid activities.