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IRIN/HPG Crisis Brief: Aid and the Islamic State

DUBAI/LONDON, 23 December 2014 (IRIN) - Despite the popular perception that large parts of Iraq are cut off from international aid, new research by IRIN and the Overseas Development Institute’s Humanitarian Policy Group shows humanitarian assistance is in fact reaching people in areas of the country controlled by militants from the Islamic State. full report

Time for re-think on humanitarian funding?

DUBAI, 16 December 2014 (IRIN) - The World Food Programme (WFP) is among many agencies struggling to raise enough money to support the growing number of vulnerable people caught up in crises around the world. Aid experts say the humanitarian funding system needs an overhaul. full report

IRIN's top reads this week

DUBAI, 11 December 2014 (IRIN) - Do you want to stay on top of the current debate around humanitarian and development issues without having to trawl the web? Welcome to our reading list pulling together our correspondents' top picks of must-read research, reports and in-depth articles. full report

IRIN's top reads this week

DUBAI, 4 December 2014 (IRIN) - Do you want to stay on top of the current debate around humanitarian and development issues without having to trawl the web? Welcome to our reading list pulling together our correspondents' top picks of must-read research, reports and in-depth articles. full report

Middle East/North Africa HIV Rise

DUBAI, 1 December 2014 (IRIN) - Rates of new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths are rising faster in the Middle East and North Africa than anywhere else globally but treatment and patient support remains limited. full report

Iraqi farmers suffer as land seized by militants

JURF-AL-SAKHAR/DUBAI, 26 November 2014 (IRIN) - Across Iraq as the group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) continues to hold large swathes of land, there are concerns not just about farmers’ lost livelihoods, but also the impact that uncollected harvests and the lack of winter planting will have on Iraq’s food security into next year and beyond. full report

IRIN's top reads this week

DUBAI, 20 November 2014 (IRIN) - IRIN's reading list offers the top reads for those in the humanitarian sector every week. full report

Outrage over UAE's new terror list

DUBAI, 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. full report

Analysis: Refugee or IDP - does it really matter?

ERBIL, 13 November 2014 (IRIN) - In northern Iraq, Syrian refugees live alongside thousands of internally displaced Iraqis, both having fled the same conflict.Yet the two groups are treated differently by the international aid system, with separate programs and funding. Does this still make sense? full report

An ambitious plan to end statelessness

LONDON, 7 November 2014 (IRIN) - It is now 60 years since stateless people received recognition in international law, and the UN has two conventions (1954 and 1961) dedicated to their protection and the regularization of their situation. Yet an estimated 10 million people worldwide still suffer the problems and indignities of having no nationality. full report

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