Practicing peace in wartime

For the few communities in Israel where Arabs and Jews try to coexist peacefully, the latest attacks on Gaza have been a source of both tension and unity. Full report

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Selective treatment for IDPs in Kurdistan

ERBIL, 16 July 2014 (IRIN) - Concern is growing over how the semi-autonomous government of Iraqi Kurdistan is managing its borders amid reports that vulnerable families seeking refuge are being refused entry or forced into transit camps along ethnic lines. full report

Gaza running out of medical supplies, as Israeli bombing continues

GAZA/RAFAH, 14 July 2014 (IRIN) - As Israel continues to bomb hundreds of targets in the Gaza Strip, hospitals are facing a shortage of medical supplies. Pre-existing shortages are being exacerbated by heightened need and by the border policies of the Egyptian government. The Ministry of Health has announced a state of emergency, and the needs could soon become critical. full report

Fear and loathing in Israel, Palestine

JERUSALEM/TEL AVIV/GAZA CITY, 10 July 2014 (IRIN) - With renewed hostilities between Israel and militants in Gaza and ongoing Palestinian protests in the West Bank and Jerusalem, relations between Palestinians and Jewish communities are becoming ever more fraught full report

ANALYSIS: Iraq’s minorities under fire

ERBIL, 9 July 2014 (IRIN) - As the Islamist militants ISIS make gains across large swathes of Iraq, many of the country’s long-persecuted Christian, Turkoman and Yazidi minority groups worry what the future will hold for them if the country continues to destabilise. full report

How Iraq came apart: a timeline

DUBAI, 3 July 2014 (IRIN) - Iraq is experiencing one of largest internal population displacements in the world and on the verge, many experts say, of a return to civil war. IRIN has been reporting on the crisis since it began in Anbar Province more than six months ago. Here, we take a look back at how the country unravelled. full report

Violence and displacement stretch Iraq's health services

ERBIL, 27 June 2014 (IRIN) - Hospitals and clinics in areas of fighting in central Iraq are struggling to operate at full capacity due to crossfire, electricity and fuel shortages, and an exodus of staff. Meanwhile, health services in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region, which is hosting hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the fighting between militants and government forces, are struggling to keep up with the needs of the displaced. full report