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The real winners of Greece's elections: refugees

ATHENS, 26 January 2015 (IRIN) - The coming to power of a far-left party in Greece threatens to cause havoc for Europe's economy. But the landmark election could have a very positive effect for the thousands of refugees who arrive in the country every year. full report

WEF: What to watch

DUBAI, 21 January 2015 (IRIN) - The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting kicks off in Davos on Wednesday. Here's a quick guide to some of the panels of interest to humanitarians. 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

Syria envoy plays the ISIS card, but will it work?

LONDON, 16 January 2015 (IRIN) - The UN's special envoy to Syria is trying to use the fear of ISIS to push for peace. It is likely to be a hard sell. full report

Turkey introduces tough new border policies for Syrians

GAZIANTEP/ISTANBUL, 14 January 2015 (IRIN) - Turkey has quietly increased travel restrictions for Syrian refugees that could very negatively affect aid agencies working in the country. 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

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

IRIN's Top Reads this week

DUBAI, 18 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

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

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