Can legal changes stop trafficking in Yemen?
A Yemeni draft law envisaging strict penalties for those involved in trafficking migrants, including kidnapping them and demanding ransom, may finally bring an end to decades of exploitation. Full report
Yemen fuel subsidy cuts hit poor hardest
25 August 2014
A sharp increase in fuel prices threatens to plunge hundreds of thousands of Yemenis into poverty and food insecurity in the Arab world’s poorest country - particularly if regular welfare payments to Yemen's poorest people continue to be dispersed erratically, aid organizations have warned.
Analysis: Iraq's forgotten displaced
22 August 2014
In recent weeks the world’s attention has fixed on the plight of the Christians and Yezidis of northern Iraq as hundreds of thousands have fled advancing Islamic militants to the semi-autonomous Kurdistan. Yet across the country the same number again of Iraqis have fled their homes to other regions, receiving far less attention and support.
Fleeing Yezidi Iraqis seek safety in Turkey
18 August 2014
As soon as he crossed the border into southeastern Turkey, Khudeda Khalaf downed a bottle of water and called his aunt’s cell phone, praying that she and her family had made it to safety.
Gaza diary: Life under Israeli assault
7 August 2014
A resident of Gaza shares his experience under Israeli bombardment: what it feels like in those 10 seconds between the launch of a missile and the explosion upon impact; and what it is like to watch the landmarks of a life's worth of memories reduced to rubble before your eyes.