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Aid to Syrians: how far does it go?
25 November 2015 (IRIN ), Struggling to find work and receiving little aid, many of Lebanon's 1.1 million Syrian refugees are barely getting by. An estimated 90 percent are in debt and nearly all have to make sacrifices. IRIN asked six families how they make do.
Old problems in Jerusalem's Old City
23 November 2015 (IRIN ), The issues Palestinians face in Jerusalem are on full display inside the walls of the Old City, where the latest violent flare-up began.
Raqqa civilians on the line
16 November 2015 (IRIN ), No civilians were reported killed in the recent strikes on Raqqa but plenty remain in the area. How are they getting by in the capital of the so-called Islamic State?
Iraq's killer weather
12 November 2015 (IRIN ), Iraq is a dangerous country — the UN counts 559 civilians killed there by terrorism and armed conflict in October alone. What is less well known is that its harsh climate, heavy rain as well as extremes in temperature, can also prove fatal.
Will Yemen’s storm yet prove disastrous?
5 November 2015 (IRIN ), Powerful Cyclone Chapala unloaded the worst of its wind and rain on Yemen earlier this week, flooding large portions of its southeastern coast. The concern now is how the estimated 1.1 million Yemenis impacted by the storm will fare in the days, weeks, and months ahead, especially in a country already gripped by civil war and humanitarian crisis.
Yemen's curse: civil war, bombs, and now floods
3 November 2015 (IRIN ), The last thing Yemenis needed in the middle of their long and bitter civil war was a natural disaster. But now the most powerful storm in decades, Cyclone Chapala, has struck the ill-equipped nation, flooding an al-Qaeda-controlled port and much of surrounding Hadhramaut Province.
Lebanese law forces Syrian refugees underground
2 November 2015 (IRIN ), A complicated set of laws has made obtaining legal residency in Lebanon so difficult that an estimated two-thirds of the country’s Syrian refugees now lack the proper papers, putting them at constant risk of arrest.
The cost of freedom from Islamic State
29 October 2015 (IRIN ), Some of Iraq's 3.2 million IDPs are paying extortionate sums of money just to leave home and escape the so-called Islamic State.
Counting under fire: the untold story of Syria's casualty data
27 October 2015 (IRIN ), Counting the dead in a warzone as complex as Syria is challenging and dangerous. IRIN spoke to the organisations determined to keep at this tough job.
Survival on Sinjar mountain
22 October 2015 (IRIN ), The Yazidis' dramatic flight from the so-called Islamic State to a mountaintop in northwestern Iraq brought the minority to international attention a year ago. Now, thousands are still on top of Mount Sinjar, largely forgotten and getting by with little help from the outside world.
Editor's take: The limits of coexistence
21 October 2015 (IRIN ), The situation in Jerusalem felt “out of control” long before this round of bloodshed.
Make do or die: healthcare in Yemen
19 October 2015 (IRIN ), An acute shortage of medication, supplies, and staff are compounding damage by airstrikes and forcing Yemen’s doctors to turn away patients in dire need of treatment.
Photo feature: first responders in crisis
15 October 2015 (IRIN ), As Israel attempts to quell two weeks of violence by ramping up security in East Jerusalem, Palestinian and Israeli first responders are determined to carry on providing care for the wounded – even if it means placing themselves in danger.
Rent to tent and back again
12 October 2015 (IRIN ), The image of Syrian refugees in dusty refugee camps is a favourite cliché of politicians and media alike, but most refugees live in the cities, towns and villages of neighbouring countries.
Is the Yemen peace deal for real?
8 October 2015 (IRIN ), Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are committed to peace, but is the deal for real? IRIN asks the experts.
When the war hits home
22 September 2015 (IRIN ), Almigdad Mojalli has been reporting from Yemen's civil war for six months. Last week, the conflict finally dragged his family in.
Is Yemen Europe's next migration crisis?
18 September 2015 (IRIN ), Suddenly everyone knows about Syria refugees flee across Europe. But further south, another Middle Eastern country is imploding at an even faster rate. Will Yemenis be the next wave of migrants to Europe?
The tragedy of Iraq's Sunnis
16 September 2015 (IRIN ), The Islamic State has forced hundreds of thousands of Iraqis from minority sects to flee. But the militants, who are Sunni Muslims, have actually displaced more of their own co-religionists. Caught between IS and hostility from other Iraqis, these displaced are pushed back into the militants' hands.
Unexpected humanitarians – the rise and potential fall of Syria's diaspora aid
16 September 2015 (IRIN ), At the beginning they funded a revolution, then an aid network. Are the Syrians who crowd funded an uprising starting to give up on their homeland?
How can Turkey protect itself and save Syrians?
14 September 2015 (IRIN ), Turkey has led the way in helping Syrian refugees: keeping its border open, taking in almost two million people and setting up a network of 25 camps to house them. But as security measures are stepped up and fines are more strictly imposed on NGOs, is Turkish hospitality beginning to wane?

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