By Jared Ferrie
YANGON, 1 December 2015 (IRIN) - Aid workers are planning to take advantage of a lull in fighting in Myanmar’s Shan State to assess the needs of thousands of people displaced by clashes between the military and an ethnic armed group that began eight weeks ago.
OXFORD, 30 November 2015 (IRIN) - As it becomes clear that winter weather and stricter border controls will not be enough to deter migrants and refugees from trying to reach Europe, the European Union has reached a three-billion-euro deal with Turkey aimed at substantially stemming the influx “with immediate effect”.
Une partie des 1,1 million des réfugiés syriens qui vivent au Liban ont du mal à joindre les deux bouts, car ils peinent à trouver du travail et reçoivent peu d’aide. D’après les estimations, 90 pour cent d’entre eux sont endettés et presque tous doivent faire des sacrifices.
BANGUI, 29 November 2015 (IRIN) - The Pope's visit to this capital city on Sunday is, in his own words, motivated by his desire to “contribute to the dressing of the wounds and opening of the way to a more serene future for Central African Republic and all its citizens.” His trip comes almost three years after a rebel coup that continues to reverberate violently in different parts of the country.
Among the most affected places are Bangui and the towns of Bambari, in the south, and Batangafo, in the north.
ADDIS ABABA, 27 November 2015 (IRIN) - Herding weary sheep up a dusty path, Hussein Boru knows he won’t find green pastures. He’s just looking for the minimum to keep his flock fed in drought-hit eastern Ethiopia.
Boru, a pastoralist from the Karrayyu Oromo ethnic group, has been forced to move his 30-strong extended family 60 kilometres from their old home. The drought, he says, has made their land unlivable, but the countryside they’re crossing is hardly any better.