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'We can't have another year like this'

JERUSALEM, 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? full report

Film: Gaza fire

GAZA CITY, 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. full report

IRIN's Top picks: Effective altruism, humanitarian complicity and Boko Haram

DUBAI, 24 July 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. This week - Palestine, Cameroon and Bulgaria. full report

Yarmouk camp no longer besieged, UN rules

BEIRUT, 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 full report

Four facts you might not know about housing demolitions by Israel

JERUSALEM, 22 July 2015 (IRIN) - As the tiny Palestinian town of Susiya faces destruction, Israel's system of demolitions is once again under scrutiny. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Gulf donors, aid worker attacks and dodgy statistics

DUBAI, 10 July 2015 (IRIN) - This week, Top Picks delves into the rise of Gulf, donors, unpicks some dodgy statistics and examines varying levels of risk faced by different types of aid workers. full report

Can the UN's agency for Palestinians be fixed?

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, 3 July 2015 (IRIN) - Facing what its commissioner-general Pierre Krähenbühl called its “most serious financial crisis ever,” this week the UN agency for Palestinian refugees let go some half of its international personnel. What, if anything, can be done to fix the frequently broke agency? full report

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

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