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
Pakistan floods expose response gaps
30 July 2015
As Pakistan faces its fourth consecutive year of heavy flooding, relief workers are urging the government to do more to ensure inevitable future inundations do less harm.
Did Malaysia merit its human trafficking upgrade?
KUALA LUMPUR ,
28 July 2015
Malaysian and international NGOs have expressed shock following the release of the US State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report on Monday, which saw Malaysia being upgraded from Tier 3, the lowest level, where it had been placed in 2014, to the Tier 2 Watch List.
India urged to repeal soldiers’ impunity
2 July 2015
A law preventing civilian courts from prosecuting security personnel in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has led to a quarter century of human rights abuses, Amnesty International said in a report urging the government to repeal the legislation.
Are SE Asia’s trafficking kingpins getting off the hook?
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh,
30 June 2015
Southeast Asia’s smuggling and trafficking rings have now gone dormant. But rights groups warn that the criminal syndicates will soon be back unless the authorities go after the kingpins, who may include politicians and businessmen, as well as senior police and military officers.
Displaced Pakistanis caught between the Taliban and army
24 June 2015
More than a year after a military offensive displaced about a million people from North Waziristan, residents say they are unable to go home because the government requires them to first sign an agreement to “stop the enemies of Pakistan,” which would put them at risk of retaliation from both the militants and the army.
Pakistan turns up the heat on NGOs
19 June 2015
The recent closure of Save the Children USA in Pakistan has further soured relations between NGOs and the government, potentially putting at risk life-saving programs for tens of thousands of people across the country
Education still on hold after year of war in Pakistan
18 June 2015
War flared up in Pakistan's North Waziristan a year ago, leading almost one million people displaced.
Among them are tens of thousands of school age children who have not been able to attend classes since leaving home in June 2014.