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
Will Houthi retreat mean more Yemen aid?
23 July 2015
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.
Joined-up aid thinking in Lebanon
20 July 2015
A country of only around four million citizens, Lebanon hosts more than a million Syrian refugees. With a global push to better link short-term and long-term aid, could the crisis be an opportunity to put theory into practice?
At Eid, Iraqi charities take the lead
17 July 2015
Iraq is one of the most poorly funded humanitarian crises in the world. As Muslims gather this Eid for family celebrations, local charities have stepped in to try to fill the gaps in UN funding, but food and basic necessities are scarce.
Secrecy in Sinai - an unknown human toll
10 July 2015
Ever since Islamic State-affiliated militants tried to take the town of Sheikh Zuwayed in North Sinai last week, the Egyptian media has talked of little else. But the government's policy of crushing free media means reporting of the human suffering on the ground has been severely lacking.
Taking back the narrative from Islamic State
9 July 2015
As the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has spread, part of its success has been its ability to dominate the message online through slick propaganda. To defeat it, a coalition of states must first learn from it.