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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.
Progress but little punch in Libya talks
17 August 2015 (IRIN ), Almost a year into UN-led talks in Libya, progress has been excruciatingly slow - often appearing to slide backwards. But Mary Fitzgerald, who has been watching the talks closely, finds some reason for optimism.
The road to Damascus – key Syrian artery under threat
13 August 2015 (IRIN ), The M5 road, a key trade route for government-controlled Syria, is under fresh threat from the Islamic State. The impact could be huge.
Bearing witness to the crimes of the Islamic State
12 August 2015 (IRIN ), Brave civilians in Iraq’s second city of Mosul and other areas under the control of so-called Islamic State are defying the Islamist militants by reporting information to aid agencies. But with access still impossible, what good does it do?
Fact check: Is Turkey using ISIS as an excuse to fight the Kurds?
11 August 2015 (IRIN ), Is Turkey faking its commitment to taking on so-called Islamic State so it can go after its longtime Kurdish separatist foes?
After the airstrike - 'Civilian deaths' in Turkey attacks
5 August 2015 (IRIN ), Since Turkey restarted a bombing campaign targeting separatists, there have been allegations of civilians killed by airstrikes. Gaining rare access, IRIN went to investigate.
Health 'time-bomb' as Yemen runs dry
4 August 2015 (IRIN ), Yemen's water problem is not new but it is now so acute that the country is close to running dry. The vast majority of the population has no access to clean water, while state water companies are at risk of bankruptcy.
Dial A for Aid - Iraq's new humanitarian hotline
3 August 2015 (IRIN ), A communication gap has grown between the 3.1 million displaced Iraqis and the organisations supposed to serve them. Can a new hotline help? Or will they just be a voice telling people that their food aid has been cut?
Dataviz: The civilians killed targeting ISIS
3 August 2015 (IRIN ), The US-led bombing campaign against the so-called Islamic State has killed hundreds of civilians in Iraq and Syria, despite official recognition of only two deaths, a new report has alleged.
Four reasons Syrian ‘safe zone’ unlikely to work
29 July 2015 (IRIN ), Turkey has announced the creation of a "safe zone" in Syria. Here's why it might not work.
The heat is on: Surviving summer in an Iraqi camp
28 July 2015 (IRIN ), For the 250,000 displaced Iraqis living in camps, the sweltering heat of the summer can make their lives misery. Staying cool is a gargantuan challenge.
When war creates environmentalists
27 July 2015 (IRIN ), As Yemen's war continues, the country has been starved of fuel and suffers from chronic water shortages. Can solar power be the answer?
Yarmouk camp no longer besieged, UN rules
24 July 2015 (IRIN ), Despite not being able to deliver food to the camp since March, the UN has quietly dropped the Palestinian camp from its list of besieged areas in Syria
Will Houthi retreat mean more Yemen aid?
23 July 2015 (IRIN ), The arrival of an aid ship to the Yemeni city of Aden has raised hopes of more aid getting to those in need. But the notion that a flotilla of aid ships will now be allowed to dock appears premature.
Four facts you might not know about housing demolitions by Israel
22 July 2015 (IRIN ), As the tiny Palestinian town of Susiya faces destruction, Israel's system of demolitions is once again under scrutiny.

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