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Somalia offers Yemenis a safer home

GARDO, 2 February 2016 (IRIN) - Somalia is the new home for 30,560 people who have fled the fighting in Yemen and are trying to adjust to life in a country that – while no longer written off as a “failed state” – certainly has its challenges. full report

Smuggling oxygen on a camel into a besieged city in Yemen

TAIZ, 19 January 2016 (IRIN) - There are massive gaps in aid to the besieged Yemeni city of Taiz, and that’s where some 300 donkeys and 20 camels come in. Along with their owners, this is the estimated number of animals plying the mountain routes and bringing food, medicine, propane, and oxygen into the city. full report

Timeline: Yemen's horrible year

SANAA, 23 December 2015 (IRIN) - 2015 was a disastrous year for Yemen. Already the Arabian Peninsula's poorest country, the rise of the Houthi insurgency and Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes intended to oust them from power led to a full-blown humanitarian disaster. And then in November, coastal regions were hit by the most powerful storm in decades, causing displacement and flooding. Here's a look back at Yemen's awful year, with links to our coverage of the unfolding crisis, especially its impact on civilians: full report

This year's neglected migration crises

OXFORD, 21 December 2015 (IRIN) - In 2015, all eyes have been on the Mediterranean and Europe's so-called migration crisis. But people are being displaced in many other corners of the world away from the media's glare. According to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, this year is likely to see worldwide forced displacement exceeding 60 million for the first time. Here are six under-reported migration stories. full report

Top Picks: The Arab Spring, arms to Yemen and why Myanmar wins

LONDON, 18 December 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. full report

Aid? What aid? Besieged Yemenis ask

TAIZ, 18 December 2015 (IRIN) - On Thursday night, representatives of Yemen’s warring parties announced a deal to immediately allow aid into the besieged city of Taiz. But residents say this week’s truce still hasn’t brought them the relief they so desperately need. full report

Fixing Yemen's aid problem

SANA'A/LONDON, 15 December 2015 (IRIN) - As a new ceasefire comes into force in Yemen, aid organisations are scrambling to take advantage of the lull to reach vulnerable groups. But their efforts are dogged by supply and distribution problems and they never know how long the truce will last: full report

Top Picks: 2016 crisis watch, deadliest wars, rethinking Burundi

LONDON, 11 December 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. full report

IRIN's Top Picks: Landmines, mental health and making do in Lebanon

LONDON, 27 November 2015 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. full report

Will Yemen’s storm yet prove disastrous?

JERUSALEM, 5 November 2015 (IRIN) - Powerful Cyclone Chapala unloaded the worst of its wind and rain on Yemen earlier this week, flooding large portions of its southeastern coast. The concern now is how the estimated 1.1 million Yemenis impacted by the storm will fare in the days, weeks, and months ahead, especially in a country already gripped by civil war and humanitarian crisis. full report

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