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Only five percent of pledged aid reaches Gaza

JERUSALEM, 16 February 2015 (IRIN) - Five months on from a conference that pledged over $5.4 billion to support the Palestinians and rebuild Gaza, just a fraction of the money has appeared. IRIN goes in search of the missing millions. full report

Who celebrity advocates are really targeting. And it’s not you.

LONDON, 13 February 2015 (IRIN) - In recent years, aid agencies have increasingly used celebrities to raise awareness and money for their causes. There’s just one problem: It doesn’t actually work. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: IDPs, Yemen, War Pillage and Ebola

DUBAI, 22 January 2015 (IRIN) - Our top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. full report

ICC and Palestine - a long way to go

JERUSALEM, 19 January 2015 (IRIN) - The ICC has opened a preliminary examination into possible war crimes during last summer's conflict between Israel and Gaza. But prosecutions are unlikely or at least a long way off. full report

The economics at the heart of Israeli settlements

JERUSALEM, 5 January 2015 (IRIN) - Israel's continued settlement expansion is perhaps the largest barrier to peace with the Palestinians. Yet while often portrayed as religious zealots, most settlers move to occupied land for economic reasons - encouraged by government support. full report

Analysis: NGOs and anti-terror laws – how to keep your bank manager happy

LONDON, 31 December 2014 (IRIN) - The British government must do more to prevent charities working in high-risk countries from having their finances cut off by banks concerned their operations may fall foul of anti-terror laws, leading charities and bankers have warned. 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

Meet the Israelis picking Palestinian olives

JERUSALEM, 28 October 2014 (IRIN) - As Palestinian olive pickers again face violent threats and restrictions on their work, some Israelis are going out of their way to protect them. full report

Analysis: Donors threaten to withhold Gaza aid

JERUSALEM/DUBAI, 7 October 2014 (IRIN) - Days ahead of a key meeting in Cairo on rebuilding Gaza in the wake of last summer’s bombardment by Israel, the prospect of forking out more millions has left international donors with a frustrating sense of déjà vu: they were in the same position in 2009 and 2012. This time, there’s a real risk their funding will be meager in the absence of real commitments from both Israel and the main Palestinian factions. full report

Briefing: What's in the UN's new Gaza agreement?

GAZA, JERUSALEM, DUBAI, 19 September 2014 (IRIN) - The UN has announced a new deal to ease restrictions on the Gaza Strip. While many of the exact details remain unclear, IRIN summarises the major themes. full report

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