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IRIN’s Top Picks: Open data, clichés and bush meat

DUBAI, 26 June 2015 (IRIN) - Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their 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

Will the UN’s Gaza report force change?

JERUSALEM, 22 June 2015 (IRIN) - A United Nations investigation accusing Israel and Palestinian armed groups of alleged war crimes in last summer’s Gaza conflict has caused a stir, but will it make any difference? full report

Would you advise a friend to follow you across the Mediterranean?

BEIRUT, 18 June 2015 (IRIN) - Jad and Hassan both fled the Syrian civil. Jad risked his lifetaking the dangerous boat route to Europe, and Hassan is now considering it. What advice would he have for his old friend? full report

Time for a new deal for Middle East's displaced?

DUBAI, 10 June 2015 (IRIN) - As the Middle East's internal displacement crisis deepens, is it time for a regional and legally-binding agreement to ensure governments uphold their responsibilities towards their own citizens? full report

The Catch-22 for Palestinian villages in the West Bank

KHIRBET SUSIYA, 3 June 2015 (IRIN) - The small town of Susiya is due to be destroyed in the coming days. To understand why, you need to delve deep into Israel's bureaucratic monster. full report

Photo feature: Death by neglect

BOURJ EL-BARAJNEH, 1 June 2015 (IRIN) - Palestinians in the Bourj el-Barajneh camp are regularly killed by loose electric cables. Nothing is ever done about it. Understanding why goes to the heart of the problems hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon face. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Siege gardening, Scientology and aid pledges

DUBAI, 22 May 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share some of their 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

Which countries are failing to deliver Gaza aid?

JERUSALEM, 22 May 2015 (IRIN) - Gulf Arab states and Turkey have spectacularly failed to fulfill their pledges to Gaza, contributing the bulk of a two-thirds shortfall in promised assistance to the beleaguered enclave, a new report reveals. full report

What future for the humanitarian capital of the world?

GENEVA, 7 April 2015 (IRIN) - Geneva has firmly taken its place as one of the most expensive cities in the world, following a sharp rise in the value of the Swiss franc in January. Should cost-conscious aid agencies be headquartered there? full report

Donors asked to dig deep for Syria

KUWAIT CITY / DUBAI, 31 March 2015 (IRIN) - High-level officials from 78 countries and more than 40 international organisations are gathering in Kuwait City to take part in the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria on Tuesday, amid major concerns of funding shortages. full report

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