Human Rights

Cross at your peril: tough justice for refugees in Hungary

BUDAPEST, 9 October 2015 (IRIN Global) - Refugees and migrants who cross Hungary's new border fence from Serbia do so at their own risk, and not just because of the razor-wire. Most are immediately detained and given a court hearing resulting in an expulsion order. Their future from that point becomes a lot more uncertain: full report

Another peace deal unravels in South Sudan

NYAL, 9 October 2015 (IRIN Africa) - South Sudan's latest peace deal is unravelling as fighting picks up and a new declaration by President Salva Kiir threatens the most delicately struck parts of the agreement. full report

Since you've been gone: the families migrants leave behind

AMANKWU, 8 October 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Every migrant who sets out on a journey leaves behind a family. Our natural focus is on the odyssey, and the crisis that drives people from their homes. But migration is much more than just about people fleeing conflict or seeking asylum. It affects many more people than those actually on the move and navigating hostile borders. Those left behind, out of the media spotlight, also carry a burden – both financial and emotional – in supporting loved ones on their journey. This special report focuses on two such families. full report

Is the Yemen peace deal for real?

JERUSALEM, 8 October 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are committed to peace, but is the deal for real? IRIN asks the experts. full report

Can new governors turn the Taliban tide in northern Afghanistan?

KABUL, 8 October 2015 (IRIN Asia) - The replacement of four provincial governors in northern Afghanistan could stem years of steady gains made by the Taliban in the region, where thousands of people have been displaced by violence. full report

Hospitals and war crimes: a patchy record

LONDON, 7 October 2015 (IRIN Global) - MSF says the bombing of their hospital in Kunduz by a US warplane was a war crime. The four separate enquiries that have been launched into the incident, which killed 22 people, should show whether the medical charity is right. But precedent suggests that whatever their findings, criminal prosecutions are unlikely. full report

Burundi's descent into hell

BUJUMBURA, 5 October 2015 (IRIN Africa) - It’s not unusual to find dead bodies in Bujumbura these days. We find them on the streets, in drainage channels, bushes and rivers. To help understand the depth of the crisis, it's worth looking back at some key recent events. full report

IRIN's Top Picks: Homophobia in Kenya, helping refugees and humanitarian hotlines

LONDON, 2 October 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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

The road to redemption? Unmaking Nigeria's Boko Haram

ABUJA, 1 October 2015 (IRIN Global) - Is Nigeria attempting the impossible in trying to de-radicalise Boko Haram militants? IRIN speaks to the prisoners, their victims, and the de-rad “treatment teams” trying to reintegrate them into society. We explore what drove the men to join an insurgency that is tearing the region apart and ask whether such a programme can work. full report

Aid freeze promises hard winter in Ukraine

BUDAPEST, 29 September 2015 (IRIN Global) - At the end of May, we reported on the desperate situation facing civilians in eastern Ukraine, trapped near the frontline in rebel-held parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions with little or no access to basic services. Four months later, winter is approaching and another lifeline has just been taken away. full report

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