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Will Islamic State allow polio drive?

GAZIANTEP, 2 September 2015 (IRIN) - The news that Syria had eradicated polio was one of the few positive pieces of news from the country this year. With so-called Islamic State cracking down on NGOs, the country is now at risk of another outbreak. full report

On World Humanitarian Day, a new idea to protect aid workers

ISTANBUL, 18 August 2015 (IRIN) - The French NGO Action Against Hunger is proposing a radical new idea to protect aid workers from attack. But could it work? full report

The road to Damascus – key Syrian artery under threat

ISTANBUL, 13 August 2015 (IRIN) - The M5 road, a key trade route for government-controlled Syria, is under fresh threat from the Islamic State. The impact could be huge. full report

Fact check: Is Turkey using ISIS as an excuse to fight the Kurds?

ISTANBUL, 11 August 2015 (IRIN) - Is Turkey faking its commitment to taking on so-called Islamic State so it can go after its longtime Kurdish separatist foes? full report

After the airstrike - 'Civilian deaths' in Turkey attacks

ERBIL, 5 August 2015 (IRIN) - Since Turkey restarted a bombing campaign targeting separatists, there have been allegations of civilians killed by airstrikes. Gaining rare access, IRIN went to investigate. full report

Dataviz: The civilians killed targeting ISIS

ISTANBUL, 3 August 2015 (IRIN) - The US-led bombing campaign against the so-called Islamic State has killed hundreds of civilians in Iraq and Syria, despite official recognition of only two deaths, a new report has alleged. full report

Four reasons Syrian ‘safe zone’ unlikely to work

BEIRUT, 29 July 2015 (IRIN) - Turkey has announced the creation of a "safe zone" in Syria. Here's why it might not work. 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

Joined-up aid thinking in Lebanon

BEKAA, 20 July 2015 (IRIN) - A country of only around four million citizens, Lebanon hosts more than a million Syrian refugees. With a global push to better link short-term and long-term aid, could the crisis be an opportunity to put theory into practice? full report

At Eid, Iraqi charities take the lead

ERBIL, 17 July 2015 (IRIN) - Iraq is one of the most poorly funded humanitarian crises in the world. As Muslims gather this Eid for family celebrations, local charities have stepped in to try to fill the gaps in UN funding, but food and basic necessities are scarce. full report

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