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Sana'a power vacuum hampers aid response
29 September 2014 (IRIN ), A week after a ceasefire agreement that ended days of fighting in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, ongoing political uncertainty and rights violations are making it difficult for people to get their lives back together.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100668/Sana-a-power-vacuum-hampers-aid-response
Yemen deal brings little solace*
23 September 2014 (IRIN ), With northern rebels claiming the capital Sana'a and Al-Qaeda militants increasing their attacks in the south, Yemen's security crisis is likely to continue, experts believe. While a new agreement between the Houthi rebels and the government may have temporarily reduced fears of all-out civil war, the country's political, security and economic crises are unlikely to ease, leading NGOs to fear increasing humanitarian needs.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100653/Yemen-deal-brings-little-solace
Can legal changes stop trafficking in Yemen?
9 September 2014 (IRIN ), A Yemeni draft law envisaging strict penalties for those involved in trafficking migrants, including kidnapping them and demanding ransom, may finally bring an end to decades of exploitation.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100590/Can-legal-changes-stop-trafficking-in-Yemen
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
Yemen fuel subsidy cuts hit poor hardest
25 August 2014 (IRIN ), A sharp increase in fuel prices threatens to plunge hundreds of thousands of Yemenis into poverty and food insecurity in the Arab world’s poorest country - particularly if regular welfare payments to Yemen's poorest people continue to be dispersed erratically, aid organizations have warned.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100535/Yemen-fuel-subsidy-cuts-hit-poor-hardest
Yemen IDPs mull return to Amran after ceasefire
31 July 2014 (IRIN ), As the Houthi militants withdraw from the Yemeni city of Amran, the 35,000 people displaced plot their way home
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100424/Yemen-IDPs-mull-return-to-Amran-after-ceasefire
Increasing drug use strains Yemen’s services
30 June 2014 (IRIN ), An influx of cheap counterfeit pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs, coupled with rising unemployment and an increasingly disillusioned society, is driving substance abuse in Yemen, placing a growing strain on already stretched health and policing services.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100272/Increasing-drug-use-strains-Yemen-s-services
Soldiers in schools - the impact of military occupations on education
12 June 2014 (IRIN ), Schools are targeted in conflicts around the world - they might represent ideas viewed as controversial, the destruction of a civilian building that is important to a community inflicts terror, and a school reduced to rubble can rob an entire generation of education. But attacks are only part of the problem, as significant harm can also be done when educational buildings remain intact and armed forces move in.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100202/Soldiers-in-schools-the-impact-of-military-occupations-on-education
The challenge of delivering aid in Yemen
9 June 2014 (IRIN ), Humanitarian needs in Yemen are huge, but it is also recognised as one of the most difficult places in the world for aid workers to operate in. What to do?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100186/The-challenge-of-delivering-aid-in-Yemen
More protection for healthcare workers needed
23 May 2014 (IRIN ), Experts are calling for increased protection to healthcare workers and patients in crisis situations in the face of growing attacks on health facilities, which challenge notions of their neutrality.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100119/More-protection-for-healthcare-workers-needed
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
Despite new era, anti-corruption agenda struggles in Yemen
29 April 2014 (IRIN ), The 2011 street revolts that drove Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh from office and spurred an internationally-monitored democratic political transition were considered a boon for anti-corruption activists, who had spent the past decade trying to foster good governance reforms in a prevailing system of graft to little effect. But more than two years into the process and despite the impetus given to the new democratization era by interim President Abd Rabu Mansur Hadi, the anti-corruption agenda is still grappling with a culture of impunity in which people are reluctant to blow the whistle out of fear of losing their jobs, donor funding or worse.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100005/Despite-new-era-anti-corruption-agenda-struggles-in-Yemen
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
Jihadi jurisprudence? Militant interpretations of Islamic rules of war
24 April 2014 (IRIN ), Within extremist militant circles is a debate over acceptable behavior under the Islamic rules of war. This so-called “jihadi jurisprudence” is increasingly studied by humanitarians as practitioners seek to understand the degree to which there is room for even the most radical armed groups to be influenced in favour of the protection of civilians and aid workers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99988/Jihadi-jurisprudence-Militant-interpretations-of-Islamic-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
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
Yemen aid work ever more risky
2 April 2014 (IRIN ), The 25 March kidnapping and release of two UN workers has underlined the risks aid workers in Yemen face.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99874/Yemen-aid-work-ever-more-risky
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
Limited humanitarian access to Yemen’s Al Dhale Governorate
11 March 2014 (IRIN ), Humanitarians say they are still struggling to get uninterrupted access to Al Dhale Governorate in southern Yemen, which has seen fighting between militant separatists and the government since December 2013, leading to the deaths of an estimated 40 civilians.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99769/Limited-humanitarian-access-to-Yemen-s-Al-Dhale-Governorate
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

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