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Do we still care about the F word?

ISTANBUL, 24 August 2015 (IRIN) - Famine, one of the most loaded words in the humanitarian lexicon, used to have the power to provoke global campaigns. Nowadays, the general public barely bats an eyelid. full report

Yemeni rebels 'planting mines' as they retreat

ADEN, 19 August 2015 (IRIN) - In the past few weeks, the momentum in Yemen's civil war has shifted radically. The northern Houthi rebels have suddenly been put on the back foot. As they pull back, they are accused of mining civilians areas indiscriminately. full report

Health 'time-bomb' as Yemen runs dry

SANA'A, 4 August 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen's water problem is not new but it is now so acute that the country is close to running dry. The vast majority of the population has no access to clean water, while state water companies are at risk of bankruptcy. full report

When war creates environmentalists

SANA'A, 27 July 2015 (IRIN) - As Yemen's war continues, the country has been starved of fuel and suffers from chronic water shortages. Can solar power be the answer? full report

Will Houthi retreat mean more Yemen aid?

BEIRUT, 23 July 2015 (IRIN) - The arrival of an aid ship to the Yemeni city of Aden has raised hopes of more aid getting to those in need. But the notion that a flotilla of aid ships will now be allowed to dock appears premature. full report

Yemen's conflict is splintering out of control

BEIRUT/SANAA, 15 July 2015 (IRIN) - The failure of a humanitarian truce in Yemen not only illustrates the limits of the United Nation's power, it further raises fears of the country sliding into the rule of militias. 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

Life under siege in Yemen

SANA'A, 7 July 2015 (IRIN) - In Yemen, Saudi Arabia has been accused of blockading the country. But for many Yemenis, it is the Houthi militia, not the Saudis, who are preventing them from getting food and water. full report

The most important aid organisation you've never heard of

BEIRUT, 2 July 2015 (IRIN) - Saudi Arabia has quietly launched a new behemoth in the international aid world. The King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid looks set have a budget of hundreds of millions and could become the country's equivalent to USAID. As one UN expert said, "the era of the Saudis just giving money and disappearing is over." full report

Taking the refugee boat out of Yemen

BEIRUT, 24 June 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen's peace talks collapsed almost as soon as they begun, leaving the country's citizens desperate. Last month Lama Fakih was with some of them as they took the boat to Djibouti. full report

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