Yemenis need trade more than Saudi aid

If the Saudi Arabian-led coalition wants to prove its commitment to the people of Yemen, it must allow freer access for trade vessels. Trade, not aid, is the real humanitarian priority right now. full report

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Yemen limbo: Less bombing doesn't mean more aid

SANA'A, 22 April 2015 (IRIN) - Bombs may not be falling on Sana’a, but aid isn’t exactly pouring in either. After almost a month of airstrikes, millions of Yemeni civilians are anxiously watching and waiting, wondering what this new stage in the conflict means for them. full report

Displaced Iraqis blocked from Baghdad

BAGHDAD, 20 April 2015 (IRIN) - Thousands of Iraqis fleeing the so-called Islamic State are being prevented from entering Baghdad and other cities because local officials fear IS sleeper cells could be among them. full report

In photos: A day in the life of Benghazi's war

BENGHAZI, 20 April 2015 (IRIN) - In 2011, the Libyan city of Benghazi was the capital of the revolution that toppled President Muammar Gaddafi. Four years on, the city is a front line in a brutal civil war. Those residents who haven't escaped are practicing escapism. full report

Shipping ban deepens Yemen’s fuel crisis

AMMAN/SANA'A, 16 April 2015 (IRIN) - A ban on shipping in Yemeni waters is worsening a severe fuel shortage that has already had a major impact on public health as the country endures a Saudi-led bombing campaign and intense fighting on the ground. full report

Young Iraqis bridging the sectarian divide

BAGHDAD / DUBAI, 15 April 2015 (IRIN) - Islamic State militants play on sectarian division as they tear Iraq apart, but a group of young Iraqi “citizen ambassadors” is trying to mend the damage by promoting a message of tolerance and peace. full report

Yemeni civilians pay price of war

SANA'A, 14 April 2015 (IRIN) - As a Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen heads towards its third week and fighting across the country intensifies, humanitarian agencies are increasingly unable to provide aid, while food and water prices are spiking.Civilians caught up in the conflict are struggling to survive. full report

Four reasons the crisis in Yemen is so dire

BEIRUT, 10 April 2015 (IRIN) - As warnings about the scale of the humanitarian disaster in Yemen become stronger by the day, IRIN looks at four reasons why the situation facing civilians in the country is so drastic full report

Few escape routes for refugees and migrants trapped in Yemen

LONDON, 8 April 2015 (IRIN) - As the Saudi-led aerial bombardment of Yemen intensifies and a full-scale civil war appears increasingly inevitable, there are few immediate escape routes for well over a million African migrants and refugees in the country. full report

Yarmouk - a timeline of suffering

BEIRUT, 8 April 2015 (IRIN) - The Islamic State has now entered the Yarmouk camp for Palestinians on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. An interactive timeline of four years of suffering in the camp. full report

Photo feature: Yemeni civilians in the crossfire

SANA'A, 6 April 2015 (IRIN) - As the aerial bombardment of Yemen stretches towards a third week and the country's civil war continues its downward spiral, more and more civilians are becoming trapped in the crossfire. IRIN travelled to the central region of Ibb to see the impact on the people. full report