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PRESS RELEASE: IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), After nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, the humanitarian news service IRIN is spinning off to become an independent non-profit media venture, with the support of a major private donor
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100867/PRESS-RELEASE-IRIN-humanitarian-news-service-to-spin-off-from-the-UN
Outrage over UAE's new terror list
18 November 2014 (IRIN ), The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sparked anger and confusion by including several prominent Western Muslim charities and civil society groups in a new list of "terrorist organizations" together with Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the so-called Islamic State.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100854/Outrage-over-UAE-s-new-terror-list
Any lessons from Operation Lifeline Sudan?
14 November 2014 (IRIN ), When Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS) began 25 years ago, it sought to extend a helping hand to the millions in need and caught up in the second Sudanese civil war (1989-2005).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100837/Any-lessons-from-Operation-Lifeline-Sudan
Central African peacekeeping force gears up for action
10 November 2014 (IRIN ), With hundreds of soldiers from its member states successfully completing a series of joint exercises and manoeuvres in Congo, the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) says its Multinational Force for Central Africa (FOMAC), is now ready to intervene in local conflicts and be part of global anti-terrorism initiatives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100815/Central-African-peacekeeping-force-gears-up-for-action
Conditions worsen in Benghazi as fighting intensifies
5 November 2014 (IRIN ), Medical conditions are under severe strain in the Libyan city of Benghazi, where government forces are grappling to regain territory from Islamist rebels, and residential streets have become battle zones patrolled by self-appointed local committees.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100795/Conditions-worsen-in-Benghazi-as-fighting-intensifies
Nearly 25 million food insecure in Sahel
29 October 2014 (IRIN ), Food security and malnutrition rates across the Sahel are deteriorating, due in large part to ongoing conflict and instability in the Central African Republic (CAR), northern Mali, and northeast Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100769/Nearly-25-million-food-insecure-in-Sahel
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
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
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
Left behind in North Waziristan
25 September 2014 (IRIN ), Humanitarian attention during the ongoing Pakistan army offensive against militants in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) has focused on the roughly one million internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have fled. But a less accessible group of people exist: those who stayed behind.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100658/Left-behind-in-North-Waziristan
Pakistani refugees welcome end to Afghan political deadlock
23 September 2014 (IRIN ), The deal on a unity government in Afghanistan to end the electoral deadlock was greeted with celebrations in the eastern provinces where tens of thousands of recent Pakistani refugees say they have been victims of the uncertainty.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100651/Pakistani-refugees-welcome-end-to-Afghan-political-deadlock
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
UN peacekeeping dilemmas in CAR
19 September 2014 (IRIN ), The flags flew, the bands played, green African Union (AU) berets were swapped for blue UN ones, and MISCA officially became MINUSCA. As the handover was taking place MINUSCA tweeted: “The key priority of the UN in CAR is to support the political process & conclude the country's transition”, setting off alarm bells among those who thought the new force's number one priority was supposed to be protecting civilians.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100633/UN-peacekeeping-dilemmas-in-CAR
Is the EU doing enough to prevent migrant deaths at sea?
19 September 2014 (IRIN ), The news that up to 850 lives were lost in the Mediterranean this past weekend as a result of five shipwrecks of boats carrying migrants has sparked a new round of calls for the European Union (EU) to take more responsibility for preventing deaths at sea.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100638/Is-the-EU-doing-enough-to-prevent-migrant-deaths-at-sea
South African move on child trafficking
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), The announcement yesterday that parents would have another nine months to comply with new regulations for travelling into and out of South Africa with their children has been met with a collective sigh of relief.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100621/South-African-move-on-child-trafficking
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
Cameroon border towns no safe haven for Nigerian refugees
17 September 2014 (IRIN ), Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram violence at home and seeking refuge in Cameroon border towns are still not safe.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100618/Cameroon-border-towns-no-safe-haven-for-Nigerian-refugees
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
Analysis: Rethinking global drug policy
15 September 2014 (IRIN ), What would the world look like if governments - instead of crime syndicates - controlled drug markets and drug use was decriminalized?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100611/Analysis-Rethinking-global-drug-policy

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