In Depth Reports

  • Exploitation and Abuse

    16 February 2018

    Coverage of #MeToo, #AidToo, exploitation and abuse in the humanitarian sector

  • The denied oppression of Myanmar’s Rohingya people

    25 December 2017

    An explosion of violence has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya out of Myanmar. The continuing exodus is the culmination of decades of oppression and hostility that have stripped Rohingya of their rights, denied them an identity, and forced them from their homes. What comes next for one of the world’s most persecuted minorities?

  • The hurricanes of 2017

    6 December 2017

    Full coverage: How the Caribbean responds to, and recovers from, hurricanes and other natural disasters

  • Colombia’s troubled peace

    8 September 2017

    Peace accords signed between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known as FARC, have ended a half-century conflict that killed 260,000 people and displaced another six million.


    But it does not mean an end to Colombia’s violence. FARC’s smaller...

  • Countering militancy in the Sahel

    18 July 2017

    Violent extremism seems to have exploded out of nowhere in the Sahel over recent years. But to assume that armed groups such as Boko Haram – whose campaign of bombings, assassinations and abductions has left more than 10 million people in need of humanitarian aid ­– are driven by nothing more...

  • Climate change and food security

    24 February 2017

    During the last two decades, 200 million people have been lifted out of hunger. But climate change threatens those gains, and Africa will be the hardest hit region.


    Agriculture is Africa's biggest employer. But mean temperatures are expected to rise faster than the global average...

  • On the verge of collapse

    22 September 2016

    Fish stocks in our oceans are already depleted and could be in terminal decline due to the twin effects of climate change and overfishing. Scientists are warning of an emerging health crisis in poor countries in the vulnerable tropical zone. This multi-part investigation explores where we are...

  • Boko Haram

    1 September 2016

    Six years of Boko Haram violence has killed more than 25,000 people and forced 2.5 million from their homes. But the war is not yet won and the humanitarian impact will be felt for many years to come.

  • The year the world woke up to refugees

    17 June 2016

    This year, World Refugee Day comes in the midst of a growing crisis of displacement. IRIN has been covering events closely, not just in the Middle East and Europe but around the world. Here’s a collection of our best stories.

  • Forgotten Conflicts

    28 April 2016

    As you read this, there are more than 40 conflicts unfolding in countries around the world.