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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?
Mosquitoes winning Yemen's war
10 September 2015 (IRIN ), There has been plenty of analysis about the war in Yemen. One minute the pro-Iranian Houthi rebels have the upper hand, the next it is the Saudi Arabian-led coalition. But the only real winners so far are the mosquitoes.
Three reasons to pay attention to Turkey's Kurdish war
8 September 2015 (IRIN ), As the world fixates on the Syrian refugee crisis, Turkey’s conflict with Kurdish rebels has suddenly escalated rapidly.
How Europe's refugee crisis hurts Syrian NGOs
7 September 2015 (IRIN ), Ask any aid organisation working on Syria their biggest problems and towards the top of every list will be one thing: you can’t get the staff, or, more accurately, you can’t keep the staff.
In Israel, Refugees Welcome gains small foothold
4 September 2015 (IRIN ), Last month, thousands of asylum seekers were released from an Israeli detention centre but banned from going to Tel Aviv. Left with nowhere to live, social media stepped in.
Will Islamic State allow polio drive?
2 September 2015 (IRIN ), The news that Syria had eradicated polio was one of the few positive pieces of news from the country this year. With so-called Islamic State cracking down on NGOs, the country is now at risk of another outbreak.
Europe doesn't have a migrant crisis, it has a Syrian crisis
2 September 2015 (IRIN ), Imagine Syria didn’t exist. The war never happened and no one had to flee. How would Europe’s migration crisis look then?
The orphanage in the rubble
1 September 2015 (IRIN ), Before Yemen's war, the Dar al-Aytam orphanage was known for turning Yemen’s street children into soldiers, business leaders and politicians. Now, it struggles even to get by.
Photo feature: No way forward, no way back for migrants in Libya
31 August 2015 (IRIN ), The deaths of 140 migrants and refugees in Libya have thrown into stark light the lack of options for Sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees who make it to the north African state. If they want to return, it can actually be more expensive and dangerous than taking the boats.
In Libya's desert south, a town fends for itself
27 August 2015 (IRIN ), Civilians in the oasis town of Ubari in southern Libya are trapped in a conflict that has cut them off from the outside world. Supplies and aid are almost non-existent, the hospital barely functions and the wounded often die of their injuries before they can get the assistance they need.
Iraq's mystery murders
24 August 2015 (IRIN ), A series of mystery killings and disappearances in Iraq’s disputed territories have left some displaced afraid to leave their homes. There is little evidence to show who is behind the crimes, but the identities of those dying follows a trend – the majority of the victims are Sunni Muslim and Arab, often already displaced by conflict.
Do we still care about the F word?
24 August 2015 (IRIN ), Famine, one of the most loaded words in the humanitarian lexicon, used to have the power to provoke global campaigns. Nowadays, the general public barely bats an eyelid.
'We can't have another year like this'
21 August 2015 (IRIN ), Pierre Krähenbühl, head of the UN's agency for Palestinians, has just faced the largest financial crisis in the organisation's history. Has he got a plan to stop another?
Yemeni rebels 'planting mines' as they retreat
19 August 2015 (IRIN ), In the past few weeks, the momentum in Yemen's civil war has shifted radically. The northern Houthi rebels have suddenly been put on the back foot. As they pull back, they are accused of mining civilians areas indiscriminately.
Film: Gaza fire
18 August 2015 (IRIN ), Last summer's war in Israel and Gaza left more than 2,000 Palestinians dead. At the forefront of the battle to save people were the Palestinian enclave's fire service. One year on, the firefighters are battling not just flames - but politics, salary shortages and a chronic lack of equipment.

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