Asia

This year's neglected migration crises

OXFORD, 21 December 2015 (IRIN) - In 2015, all eyes have been on the Mediterranean and Europe's so-called migration crisis. But people are being displaced in many other corners of the world away from the media's glare. According to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, this year is likely to see worldwide forced displacement exceeding 60 million for the first time. Here are six under-reported migration stories. full report

Top Picks: The Arab Spring, arms to Yemen and why Myanmar wins

LONDON, 18 December 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, 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

COP21: Who will pay for climate change disasters?

PARIS, 11 December 2015 (IRIN) - The effects of climate change can be mitigated – by fixing catchment and drainage systems in Chennai, for example – but who should pick up the tab? full report

COP21: Indonesia’s palm problem

JAKARTA, 30 November 2015 (IRIN) - Progress in the fight against global warming may hinge on the future of one tiny fruit in Southeast Asia. full report

COP21: Indonesia and its palm problem

JAKARTA, 30 November 2015 (IRIN) - Progress in the fight against global warming may hinge on the future of one tiny fruit in Southeast Asia. full report

IRIN's Top Picks: Syrian sketches, sugary deals and sheer generosity

LONDON, 13 November 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, 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

Afghans flee in droves, but Germany closes the door

KABUL, 10 November 2015 (IRIN) - In recent months, the number of Afghans making the dangerous journey to Europe has risen dramatically. Most are headed for Germany, where they are receiving an increasingly cool reception from the authorities. full report

IRIN's Top Picks: City migration, trafficking ivory and cross-border disasters

LONDON, 30 October 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, 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

IRIN's Top Picks: Deadly journeys, the drone papers and ethical aid dilemmas

LONDON, 23 October 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, 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

IRIN's Top Picks: The wealthy, the hungry, and the ghosts of Kunduz

LONDON, 16 October 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, 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