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Outrage over UAE's new terror list
18 November 2014 (IRIN ), The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sparked anger and confusion by including several prominent Western Muslim charities and civil society groups in a new list of "terrorist organizations" together with Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the so-called Islamic State.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100854/Outrage-over-UAE-s-new-terror-list
IRIN's top reads this week
13 November 2014 (IRIN ), IRIN's reading list highlights some of the recent must-read research, reports and in-depth articles in the humanitarian field, as well as key upcoming conferences and policy debates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100834/IRIN-s-top-reads-this-week
An ambitious plan to end statelessness
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), It is now 60 years since stateless people received recognition in international law, and the UN has two conventions (1954 and 1961) dedicated to their protection and the regularization of their situation. Yet an estimated 10 million people worldwide still suffer the problems and indignities of having no nationality.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100804/An-ambitious-plan-to-end-statelessness
Briefing: Holding ISIS to account
16 October 2014 (IRIN ), The international outcry to the openly advertised atrocities committed in Iraq by the Islamic State has led to calls for justice. But what mechanisms exist to turn investigations into court cases and formally hold them to account?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100720/Briefing-Holding-ISIS-to-account
Darwesh, refugee from Iraq: “I am thankful we are alive”
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), Darwesh, 65, and his extended family were among thousands who fled the predominantly Yazidi town of Tel Azer in northern Iraq a few weeks ago when Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) forces attacked. They have now made it over the border into a camp in Syria.
http://www.irinnews.org/HOV/100622/Darwesh-refugee-from-Iraq-I-am-thankful-we-are-alive
Gulf countries: growing aid powers
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), Gulf countries are ramping up their overseas aid spending by providing hundreds of millions of dollars to emergencies both in the Middle East and further afield while at the same time broadening multilateral engagement and joining global debates on aid effectiveness.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100625/Gulf-countries-growing-aid-powers
Lessons to be learned from the MERS outbreak
27 August 2014 (IRIN ), Only a few months ago, the threat from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in large parts of the Gulf region appeared to be growing. Dozens of new cases were being reported every month and a key panel set up by the World Health Organization (WHO) advised that the “situation had increased in terms of its seriousness and urgency.”
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100542/Lessons-to-be-learned-from-the-MERS-outbreak
Analysis: Iraq's forgotten displaced
22 August 2014 (IRIN ), In recent weeks the world’s attention has fixed on the plight of the Christians and Yezidis of northern Iraq as hundreds of thousands have fled advancing Islamic militants to the semi-autonomous Kurdistan. Yet across the country the same number again of Iraqis have fled their homes to other regions, receiving far less attention and support.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100524/Analysis-Iraq-s-forgotten-displaced
Alert over spike in Middle East flu-like virus
5 May 2014 (IRIN ), Health authorities around the world are on high alert after a sudden spike in the incidence of a deadly Middle Eastern flu-like bug that began in Saudi Arabia but has now spread to Asia and the USA.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100038/Alert-over-spike-in-Middle-East-flu-like-virus
Rough guide to Islamic rules of war
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), There is a renewed interest in translating classical texts about Islamic rules of war into English, adding to the increasing body of work on the intersections between Islam, international humanitarian law (IHL) and the protection of civilians. IRIN provides this study guide to get you started.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99990/Rough-guide-to-Islamic-rules-of-war
Islamic law and the rules of war
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), Islamic law contains a rich, but complex set of rules on the protection of civilians which can be difficult to understand, given the range of sources and interpretations available. IRIN walks you through the basics.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99987/Islamic-law-and-the-rules-of-war
Can Islamic law be an answer for humanitarians?
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), In the last decade, aid and advocacy agencies have increasingly tried to understand Islamic law in order to use its humanitarian provisions as tools of negotiation with armed groups in the Muslim world. While the approach has seen some successes, it also raises certain ethical dilemmas.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99989/Can-Islamic-law-be-an-answer-for-humanitarians
Asylum seekers left high and dry in Indonesia
9 April 2014 (IRIN ), Australia’s military-led operation to prevent boats carrying asylum seekers from reaching its shores has been hailed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott as a success, with over 100 days elapsing since the last boat reached its target. But in Indonesia - the country from which most of the boats previously departed - Australia’s tough new measures have stranded over 10,000 asylum seekers and refugees who can neither proceed to their desired destination nor, in many cases, return home.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99908/Asylum-seekers-left-high-and-dry-in-Indonesia
Access to education an added challenge for refugees in Egypt
8 April 2014 (IRIN ), As the number of Syrians in Egypt rises, refugees say it has become increasingly difficult to find places for their children in already overstretched government schools. In addition, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Egypt complain of unaffordable school costs in private and public schools, bureaucratic enrolment procedures, and a growing atmosphere of suspicion, xenophobia and discrimination in the classroom.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99901/Access-to-education-an-added-challenge-for-refugees-in-Egypt
Turkey’s ambitions as a rising donor
27 March 2014 (IRIN ), From humble beginnings, Turkey is maturing into a major player in international humanitarian aid, becoming the world’s fourth largest government donor of humanitarian aid in 2012. And as it has grown, Turkey’s aid has taken its own form - largely bilateral and on the frontlines - arousing both critics and admirers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99848/Turkey-s-ambitions-as-a-rising-donor
Displacement, violence likely cause of Iraq’s first polio case in 14 years
24 March 2014 (IRIN ), Health officials in Iraq are stepping up polio immunization and surveillance following the first confirmed case of the virus in the country in 14 years.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99834/Displacement-violence-likely-cause-of-Iraq-s-first-polio-case-in-14-years
UAE aid - a top 20 donor plans to get bigger
6 March 2014 (IRIN ), Atop a tall metal pole some 80km north of the Jordanian capital, Amman, a giant United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag flaps near the entrance to a Syrian refugee camp.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99750/UAE-aid-a-top-20-donor-plans-to-get-bigger
Arab Spring complicates shifting demands in health sector
30 January 2014 (IRIN ), Healthcare needs are changing in the Arab world, and chronic diseases linked to rising prosperity and aging populations are forcing health services to retool, even as the region grapples with political turmoil and uncertainty.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99559/Arab-Spring-complicates-shifting-demands-in-health-sector
Iraq fighting complicates aid to the displaced
8 January 2014 (IRIN ), The UN is warning of a “critical humanitarian situation” that is only “likely to worsen” following sustained fighting among Islamic insurgents, tribal groups and government forces in the Iraqi province of Anbar that has displaced at least 5,000 families.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99440/Iraq-fighting-complicates-aid-to-the-displaced
Life-saving hepatitis C drug approved, but cost is high
23 December 2013 (IRIN ), Following approvals in the US and Europe this month of a new drug to treat hepatitis C, activists are pushing for the medication to be made available in poor countries.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99381/Life-saving-hepatitis-C-drug-approved-but-cost-is-high

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