Table of contents


  1. MYANMAR: Growing number of Kachin IDPs
  2. BANGLADESH: UNHCR calls on Dhaka to open border
  3. MYANMAR: Call for international monitors in Rakhine
  4. In Brief: Malaria summit opens in Sydney
  5. Analysis: Why dead body management matters
  6. MYANMAR: Kachin conflict displaces tens of thousands
  7. AFGHANISTAN: Disease outbreaks prompt action
  8. SRI LANKA: Government moves on disaster data-sharing
  9. SLIDESHOW: The A-9 highway, a lifeline in Sri Lanka
  10. SRI LANKA: Former IDPs want more than leaking shacks


MYANMAR: Growing number of Kachin IDPs
WAIMAW، 29/10/2012 (IRIN) - Ongoing sporadic fighting in northern Myanmar between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is pushing up the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs). full report
BANGLADESH: UNHCR calls on Dhaka to open border
BANGKOK، 29/10/2012 (IRIN) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has called on Bangladesh to open its borders to Rohingyas fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar. full report
MYANMAR: Call for international monitors in Rakhine
BANGKOK، 30/10/2012 (IRIN) - Rights activists have called for international monitors to safeguard the lives of thousands of Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State following last week’s deadly sectarian violence. full report
In Brief: Malaria summit opens in Sydney
BANGKOK، 31/10/2012 (IRIN) - More than 200 health experts have gathered in Sydney for a three-day conference to bolster political commitment to tackle the spread of malaria. full report
Analysis: Why dead body management matters
BANGKOK، 31/10/2012 (IRIN) - Dead body management is a key element of disaster response: How corpses are dealt with can have a profound impact and long-lasting effect on the mental health of survivors and communities, say experts. full report
MYANMAR: Kachin conflict displaces tens of thousands
BANGKOK، 31/10/2012 (IRIN) - More than 75,000 people remain displaced in Myanmar's northern Kachin State following the collapse of a 17-year ceasefire between the Burmese government and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), which has been fighting for greater autonomy for the past six decades. full report
AFGHANISTAN: Disease outbreaks prompt action
DUBAI، 1/11/2012 (IRIN) - Afghanistan is taking steps to improve its routine immunization coverage, after a drop in coverage led to a sharp increase in measles outbreaks last year, killing more than 300 children. full report
SRI LANKA: Government moves on disaster data-sharing
BANGKOK، 1/11/2012 (IRIN) - The Sri Lankan government is working to improve its disaster response capacity by sharing geographic data, say experts. full report
SLIDESHOW: The A-9 highway, a lifeline in Sri Lanka
KANDY/JAFFNA، 1/11/2012 (IRIN) - The A-9 highway in Sri Lanka plays a symbolic role connecting the central and northern parts of the island. The road - which connects the city of Kandy, in the central hills of the island, with Jaffna, a city on the Northern Peninsula - runs through locations like Omanthai, Kilinochchi, Paranthan, Elephant Pass and Chavakachcheri, where fierce battles took place during the country’s long civil war. full report
SRI LANKA: Former IDPs want more than leaking shacks
KILINOCHCHI، 2/11/2012 (IRIN) - Standing outside her battle-scarred home in northern Sri Lanka, Thangeswary Karuppaiyah dreams of one day rebuilding it. “I hope it’s soon. That’s what we are waiting for,” said the 55-year-old grandmother. full report