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Corruption disrupts government aid to Iraq's displaced
22 October 2014 (IRIN ), Officials in Iraq are diverting and delaying payments earmarked for displaced families, leaving some families unable to afford food.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100746/Corruption-disrupts-government-aid-to-Iraq-s-displaced
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
Analysis: Donors threaten to withhold Gaza aid
7 October 2014 (IRIN ), Days ahead of a key meeting in Cairo on rebuilding Gaza in the wake of last summer’s bombardment by Israel, the prospect of forking out more millions has left international donors with a frustrating sense of déjà vu: they were in the same position in 2009 and 2012. This time, there’s a real risk their funding will be meager in the absence of real commitments from both Israel and the main Palestinian factions.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100690/Analysis-Donors-threaten-to-withhold-Gaza-aid
Heavy toll in Iraq's “forgotten” Anbar
6 October 2014 (IRIN ), Nine months of shelling, airstrikes and street battles have taken a heavy toll on Iraq's "forgotten" province of Anbar, the first to be overrun by militants from the group now calling itself the Islamic State (IS).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100688/Heavy-toll-in-Iraq-s-forgotten-Anbar
Libya aid push constrained by insecurity
1 October 2014 (IRIN ), A wave of violence between militia groups vying for power is sweeping across parts of Libya, prompting international organizations to put forth an ambitious plan to provide humanitarian aid to 85,000 people by the end of this year. Yet concerns remain over the feasibility of such an operation, given the security risks, access issues and communication problems.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100676/Libya-aid-push-constrained-by-insecurity
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
Displaced Iraqis plug response gaps
22 September 2014 (IRIN ), As Iraq’s 1.8 million internally-displaced persons (IDPs) realize they may not return home for many months, growing numbers are looking for voluntary or paid work to help their fellow homeless.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100648/Displaced-Iraqis-plug-response-gaps
Briefing: What's in the UN's new Gaza agreement?
19 September 2014 (IRIN ), The UN has announced a new deal to ease restrictions on the Gaza Strip. While many of the exact details remain unclear, IRIN summarises the major themes.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100632/Briefing-What-s-in-the-UN-s-new-Gaza-agreement
SLIDESHOW: Life after death in Iraq
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), Nearly 1.8 million Iraqis are estimated to have fled their homes since January 2014, with most fleeing the rapid advance of the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS) as it swept through much of western and northern Iraq in June, destroying towns, attacking communities, and sowing fear across vulnerable sectarian lines.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100620/SLIDESHOW-Life-after-death-in-Iraq
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
Back to school in Gaza amid fear, hope
13 September 2014 (IRIN ), Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian pupils in Gaza are heading back to school on 14 September keen to start a delayed new academic year, and all too aware of the impact of the recent conflict.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100607/Back-to-school-in-Gaza-amid-fear-hope
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
Libyan health care on life support
2 September 2014 (IRIN ), The political chaos and unrest in Libya is taking a serious toll on health services, with the departure of medical staff and humanitarian agencies increasing the strain on health workers seeking to treat those injured in the clashes taking place since June.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100563/Libyan-health-care-on-life-support
Gaza blockade - no signs of loosening
2 September 2014 (IRIN ), Nearly a week after a ceasefire agreement that was believed to include the partially lifting of the blockade on Gaza, no restrictions have been eased, say humanitarians and border guards.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100567/Gaza-blockade-no-signs-of-loosening
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
Fighting, fuel fires and fear in Tripoli
26 August 2014 (IRIN ), Black smoke from a massive fuel depot fire has been lingering over the heads of the residents of the capital Tripoli for more than four weeks. While the smoke has lessened since July, the fuel fires, water-supply cuts and regular gun-fire are signs that the country is going through one of the most difficult periods since the 2011 revolution.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100539/Fighting-fuel-fires-and-fear-in-Tripoli
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
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

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