Capturing Asia’s aid response lessons

Governments, academics, humanitarians, military leaders, and activists from across the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Tokyo tomorrow to glean expertise on responses to humanitarian crises across the region in the lead-up to the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit. Full report

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Pakistan flood victims await unfulfilled promises

ATTABAD, 14 July 2014 (IRIN) - Four years after a devastating landslide, displaced residents of northern Pakistan accuse the government of abandoning them. full report

Business boost needed to sustain Philippines post-Haiyan recovery

MANILA, 8 July 2014 (IRIN) - Progress made during recovery stages after the November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines could be undermined without job creation strategies to secure stability beyond short-term livelihood projects, warn aid agencies and government officials. full report

Flooding threat adds to woes of IDPs in Myanmar's Rakhine State

YANGON, 7 July 2014 (IRIN) - Recent heavy rain, coupled with the after-effects of a recent aid worker pull-out, is prompting health concerns in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State for the more than 140,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) mostly from the persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority. full report

Sri Lanka’s rehabilitated ex-combatants struggle to adjust

PUTUKKUDIYIRUPPU, 4 July 2014 (IRIN) - Five years after the end of a 26-year civil war, most former combatants from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in northern Sri Lanka have been rehabilitated and re-entered civilian life, but whether war-disabled or not, many are finding genuine integration difficult, according to rehabilitees, government officials and humanitarian workers. full report

Stark choice for many Afghans: sickness or debt

KABUL, 2 July 2014 (IRIN) - The cost of health care is throwing many poor Afghans into a cycle of debt. While most now have access to basic public health care, the quality is so low that many patients seek out private services at a higher cost than they can afford - driving some of them further into poverty. full report

Afghanistan becomes unlikely safe haven for Pakistani refugees

BANNU, PAKISTAN/ KHOST, AFGHANISTAN, 1 July 2014 (IRIN) - Nearly half a million people have been forced out of North Waziristan Agency by an ongoing Pakistani military operation there, including nearly 80,000 that have made their way to Afghanistan, a largely unprecedented movement. full report