Refugees/IDPs

Humanitarian reform: What's on - and off - the table

GENEVA/LONDON, 11 February 2016 (IRIN Global) - Pressure is mounting for concrete proposals for the future of humanitarian aid, in the lead-up to the first ever World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul in May. Hundreds of ideas are floating around. Which are now rising to the top? And which are being pushed to the side? Here’s our take on the emerging trends. full report

Books not bombs for Sudan refugees

YIDA, 9 February 2016 (IRIN Africa) - One of the first stops for people fleeing the conflict in Sudan’s South Kordofan region is the town of Yida, 20 kilometres across the border in South Sudan. full report

Turkey’s refugee smugglers adapt and prosper

ISTANBUL, 8 February 2016 (IRIN Global) - Turkish and German leaders may be ramping up the rhetoric and hardening their resolve to crack down on the people smugglers pushing a steady stream of Syrians and others out into the Aegean, but the illicit trade is still booming and the criminal networks are finding new ways to avoid detection. full report

IRIN's Top Picks: Protecting civilians, rebuilding Gaza, and a vanishing island

GENEVA, 5 February 2016 (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

Turkey's hidden humanitarian crisis

DIYARBAKIR, 3 February 2016 (IRIN Global) - Kurdish human rights organisations say fighting across southeastern Turkey has displaced 200,000 people in the last two months alone. Turkish authorities put the number at 93,000. Either way, it’s a mass displacement. There are no camps, little aid, and almost no international awareness of what’s actually going on. full report

Somalia offers Yemenis a safer home

GARDO, 2 February 2016 (IRIN Global) - Somalia is the new home for 30,560 people who have fled the fighting in Yemen and are trying to adjust to life in a country that – while no longer written off as a “failed state” – certainly has its challenges. full report

Stop scapegoating Greece

MYTILINE, 2 February 2016 (IRIN Global) - As the Greek islands continue to receive around 2,000 migrants and refugees every day, despite treacherous winter sea conditions, many other European countries are trying to prevent their onward movement. Greece is increasingly isolated and under pressure. full report

IRIN's Top Picks: Integrating refugees, auditing Afghanistan, and Zika

GENEVA, 29 January 2016 (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

EU laws designed to deter refugees

OXFORD, 27 January 2016 (IRIN Global) - A new Danish law that will allow police to search asylum seekers arriving in the country and confiscate any cash or valuables worth more than 10,000 kroner ($1,460) has been widely condemned by refugee and human rights groups. But it is only the latest among a raft of new laws introduced by EU member states in the past six months aimed at deterring asylum seekers from lodging claims on their territory. full report

Refugees Unwelcome: border closures and freezing temperatures

IDOMENI, 25 January 2016 (IRIN Global) - Refugees and migrants attempting to pass through the tiny village of Idomeni near Greece’s border with Macedonia are paying the price for the introduction of ever more restrictive border policies by countries further north. Over the weekend, thousands were forced to sleep outside in temperatures that dipped to -8 degrees Celsius as Macedonia admitted only small numbers of refugees for a few hours a day. full report

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