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Yemen at War: Lifesaving aid blocked by airstrikes

BEIRUT, 27 March 2015 (IRIN) - The Saudi Arabian-led assault has disrupted many vital life-saving aid programs, international aid agencies said. full report

Killing us softly

HONG KONG, 27 March 2015 (IRIN) - Of the 100 million Chinese who watched a documentary - later censored - about air pollution in their country, 172,000 are likely to die this year from air pollution-related diseases. full report

Civilians killed as Saudi Arabia bombs Yemen

SANA'A, 26 March 2015 (IRIN) - Saudi Arabia and its allies may be hitting civilian targets in its bombing campaign in Yemen, residents and rights groups have warned. full report

As Yemen crumbles, civilians brace for the worst

SANA'A, 24 March 2015 (IRIN) - As Yemen slides closer to civil war, across the country civilians are preparing. In the southern city of Taiz, thousands have been protesting against the takeover by Houthi rebels while in the capital Sana'a civilians are stocking up on food and water. full report

What does the Boko Haram/IS alliance mean?

NAIROBI, 10 March 2015 (IRIN) - Nigeria’s insurgent group Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad (People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad), better known as Boko Haram, has declared allegiance to Islamic State (IS), the group formerly known as ISIS. While commentators – perhaps some with the benefit of hindsight - say this had been on the cards, what does it actually mean? full report

Yemen's power shift a setback for child soldier plan

SANAA, 18 February 2015 (IRIN) - The coming to power of Houthi rebels in Yemen could derail moves to end the use of child soldiers there, the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict has said. 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

Embassy closures put Yemen aid at risk

SANAA/LONDON, 12 February 2015 (IRIN) - The political chaos that has seen the US, UK and other embassies withdraw their staff in Yemen could also lead to the suspension of aid that is the lifeblood of the country's economy. full report

A map of female genital mutilation rates globally

LONDON, 6 February 2015 (IRIN) - Female Genital Mutilation is a surgical procedure performed on the genitals of girls and women in many parts of the world. To mark International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, IRIN has mapped out rates of FGM across Africa and the Middle East. 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

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