Polio cases surge in Pakistan

Pakistan is heading for one of its worst years for polio in recent times. According to figures from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), 166 cases of polio have been verified this year, compared to 28 at the same time last year. Full report

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Briefing: Myanmar’s “Rohingya” - what’s in a name?

BANGKOK, 15 September 2014 (IRIN) - Already widely reduced to statelessness and in many cases forced into camps for displaced people, an 800,000-strong population of Muslims in western Myanmar now faces increasing efforts to eradicate the very word they use to identify themselves as a group. Under pressure from Myanmar’s nominally-civilian government, the international community sometimes appears complicit in the airbrushing of “Rohingya” from official discourse. full report

“Super-flood” risk Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, 11 September 2014 (IRIN) - Late monsoon rains in northern Pakistan have washed away communities, devastated farmland, and brought the risk of a “super-flood” moving across the country, leaving millions of people potentially vulnerable. full report

Military operations in NW Pakistan disrupt education

BANNU (KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA PROVINCE), 10 September 2014 (IRIN) - Continuing military operations in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal district are disrupting the education of more than 85,000 students in state-run schools. full report

Philippines Zamboanga siege survivors feel forgotten

ZAMBOANGA, 9 September 2014 (IRIN) - One year after a violent siege terrified the southern Philippines city of Zamboanga, tens of thousands of displaced survivors feel they have been forgotten. full report

Analysis: Challenges around aid access in Afghanistan

DUBAI/JALALABAD, 9 September 2014 (IRIN) - Few issues get more attention nowadays in Afghanistan’s aid circles than insecurity-engendered restrictions on humanitarian access. full report

Concern over Bangladesh move to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar

DHAKA, 4 September 2014 (IRIN) - Bangladesh announced this week that it will send back over 2,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, stoking concerns about the prospect of returning them to an increasingly dire situation. full report