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“Catastrophic” humanitarian situation in Yemen’s Dammaj
6 November 2013 (IRIN ), A fresh outbreak of sectarian fighting in northern Yemen between militants of the Houthi-led Shia movement and (Sunni) Salafists has entered a second week with at least 50 people killed, according to a senior government health official, and aid workers getting little access to the besieged village of Dammaj, a Salafist stronghold.
Briefing: Schools start fresh after years of disruption in southern Yemen
11 October 2013 (IRIN ), Teachers, parents and education officials in Yemen’s second-largest city, Aden, are hoping the newly started school year will be the first in three years to be uninterrupted by humanitarian crises, political disruption or conflict.
Analysis: IDPs return amid continuing insecurity in Yemen’s war-torn Abyan
7 October 2013 (IRIN ), A large-scale aid effort focused on rebuilding conflict-hit Abyan Governorate in southern Yemen is yielding positive results, but more than a year after al-Qaeda-linked militants were driven out, the police - and an accompanying sense of security - have yet to return.
Preparing for MERS virus ahead of Hajj pilgrimage
7 October 2013 (IRIN ), Public health officials in the Gulf states are playing down fears about an outbreak of the deadly MERS coronavirus among pilgrims travelling to the Hajj in Saudi Arabia this month, though doctors are advising the elderly, people with existing health conditions, pregnant women and young children to stay away.
Freedom from fear and the post-MDG agenda
24 September 2013 (IRIN ), Heroin from Afghanistan, the world’s largest producer, is sent across the border to Tajikistan and then on to Russia, the world’s largest consumer. Methamphetamines are sent from Benin via Egypt to Japan. Containers of Andean cocaine are shipped from Brazil to West Africa, where Nigerian smugglers then re-export the drugs to Western Europe. Migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia are smuggled to Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
UN, Muslim NGOs draw closer
23 September 2013 (IRIN ), In this IRIN podcast, we discuss progress made in improving the relationship between the UN and NGOs from the Arab/Muslim world.
In-Brief: How to come by aid funding in the Muslim world
19 September 2013 (IRIN ), At a conference in Kuwait on partnerships in humanitarian action, representatives of Qatar Charity stood up with an impromptu announcement.
Welcomes wear thin for Yemen's displaced
9 September 2013 (IRIN ), "It's uncomfortable for everyone," said Omar Yahya Fadil, whose family has been displaced by the conflict in northern Yemen. He now lives in cramped quarters in the city of Haradh with his wife and three daughters.
Yemen flash floods damage IDP camps
28 August 2013 (IRIN ), Flash floods have destroyed half of the tents and caused widespread damage at three camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near Haradh, northwestern Yemen.
Former five-star IDP camp in Yemen now neglected
14 August 2013 (IRIN ), A giant sun-bleached banner plastered to an abandoned warehouse in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah Governorate welcomes visitors to “al-Mazraq Camp 2” - a sprawling Emirati-funded project built in late 2009 to accommodate thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing conflict.

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