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Can the UN's agency for Palestinians be fixed?
3 July 2015 (IRIN ), Facing what its commissioner-general Pierre Krähenbühl called its “most serious financial crisis ever,” this week the UN agency for Palestinian refugees let go some half of its international personnel. What, if anything, can be done to fix the frequently broke agency?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101707/Can-the-UN-s-agency-for-Palestinians-be-fixed
IRIN’s Top Picks: Racism, corruption and oligopoly
3 July 2015 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's reading list. This week, racism in the development world, tackling corruption and the lessons of the Somalia success.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101705/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Racism-corruption-and-oligopoly
The most important aid organisation you've never heard of
2 July 2015 (IRIN ), Saudi Arabia has quietly launched a new behemoth in the international aid world. The King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid looks set have a budget of hundreds of millions and could become the country's equivalent to USAID. As one UN expert said, "the era of the Saudis just giving money and disappearing is over."
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101701/The-most-important-aid-organisation-you-ve-never-heard-of
Fleeing Islamic State: 'We heard them calling takbir'
30 June 2015 (IRIN ), Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled fighting in the northern city of Hassakeh, with residents describing widespread panic following a sustained assault by so-called Islamic State militants. For the newly displaced, there are shortages of goods and support.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101690/Fleeing-Islamic-State-We-heard-them-calling-takbir
Islamic State attack puts Kobani reconstruction at risk
26 June 2015 (IRIN ), The Islamic State's daring attack on the Kurdish Syrian city of Kobani has left thousands of those who returned displaced again, including over 1,000 stranded on the border, and could derail plans for a major demining and reconstruction operations in the city.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101682/Islamic-State-attack-puts-Kobani-reconstruction-at-risk
The week in numbers
26 June 2015 (IRIN ), A new weekly feature rounding up the key figures in crisis and humanitarian reporting.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101679/The-week-in-numbers
Turkish NGO move boosts Syria aid delivery
25 June 2015 (IRIN ), Eight international NGOs delivering desperately needed food, blankets and medical aid to war-torn Syria have finally been granted legal status in Turkey after years of deadlocked applications.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101674/Turkish-NGO-move-boosts-Syria-aid-delivery
Would you advise a friend to follow you across the Mediterranean?
18 June 2015 (IRIN ), Jad and Hassan both fled the Syrian civil. Jad risked his lifetaking the dangerous boat route to Europe, and Hassan is now considering it. What advice would he have for his old friend?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101648/Would-you-advise-a-friend-to-follow-you-across-the-Mediterranean
What you need to know about the global refugee crisis
18 June 2015 (IRIN ), We are witnessing the largest and most rapid escalation ever in the number of people being forced from their homes. In 2014, an average of 42,500 people were displaced every day. The world desperately needs to better responses.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101649/What-you-need-to-know-about-the-global-refugee-crisis
IRIN's Top Picks: Briefings, standards and cat-fights
12 June 2015 (IRIN ), Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101626/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Briefings-standards-and-cat-fights
The benefits of hosting refugees
11 June 2015 (IRIN ), The negative impact of Syria’s war on its neighbours has been discussed at length. But what is less spoken about is the economic boon of having one of the world’s largest aid operations move into town.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101624/The-benefits-of-hosting-refugees
What do Turkish elections mean for Syrian refugees?
9 June 2015 (IRIN ), Whatever type of government comes out of this week’s elections in Turkey, the result is likely to be bad for refugees.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101607/What-do-Turkish-elections-mean-for-Syrian-refugees
New UN aid chief demands more Iraq access
9 June 2015 (IRIN ), The United Nation’s new aid chief Stephen O'Brien has used his first overseas trip to highlight Iraq's desperate humanitarian crisis.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101611/New-UN-aid-chief-demands-more-Iraq-access
Islamic State left 'booby-trapped corpses' in Kobani
27 May 2015 (IRIN ), Four months after the militants of so-called Islamic State were driven out of Syria’s Kobani, returning residents are still struggling to deal with the awful mess left behind, including, as a new report highlights, booby-trapped bodies. World attention appears to have moved on. Has Kobani been forgotten?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101548/Islamic-State-left-booby-trapped-corpses-in-Kobani
An ‘almost impossible job’ - 10 tips for the UN's next humanitarian boss
26 May 2015 (IRIN ), Former UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has a few words of advice for the next person to take up the job, British politician Stephen O'Brien.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101540/An-almost-impossible-job-10-tips-for-the-UN-s-next-humanitarian-boss
The case that exposes Jordan's deportation double standards
25 May 2015 (IRIN ), The case of Wael al-Sahlee, who was nearly sent deported to Syria last week after spending two weeks sleeping in an airport, has shone fresh light on the Jordanian government's dubious deportation practices.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101539/The-case-that-exposes-Jordan-s-deportation-double-standards
IRIN’s Top Picks: Siege gardening, Scientology and aid pledges
22 May 2015 (IRIN ), Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share some of their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101532/IRIN-s-Top-Picks-Siege-gardening-Scientology-and-aid-pledges
Why bin Laden's thoughts matter
21 May 2015 (IRIN ), Osama bin Laden's recently released writings on humanitarian aid were treated with skepticism and scorn by many observers. Here's why you should pay attention.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101526/Why-bin-Laden-s-thoughts-matter
BRIEFING: Third time lucky for Syria talks?
14 May 2015 (IRIN ), A new round of talks are underway in Geneva in a bid to find a way to end to the war in Syria. Now in its fifth year, the conflict has claimed at least 220,000 lives and driven more than nine million people from their homes. In this briefing, we look at what has been tried so far and what chance this latest effort has of making any difference.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101493/BRIEFING-Third-time-lucky-for-Syria-talks
Whatever happened to Kobani?
7 May 2015 (IRIN ), Four months on from the Islamic State retreat from the north Syrian town of Kobani, residents are becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of aid.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/101465/Whatever-happened-to-Kobani

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