Will Islamic State allow polio drive?
GAZIANTEP, 2 September 2015 (IRIN) - The news that Syria had eradicated polio was one of the few positive pieces of news from the country this year. With so-called Islamic State cracking down on NGOs, the country is now at risk of another outbreak. full report
When the war hits home
22 September 2015
Almigdad Mojalli has been reporting from Yemen's civil war for six months. Last week, the conflict finally dragged his family in.
Is Yemen Europe's next migration crisis?
18 September 2015
Suddenly everyone knows about Syria refugees flee across Europe. But further south, another Middle Eastern country is imploding at an even faster rate. Will Yemenis be the next wave of migrants to Europe?
The tragedy of Iraq's Sunnis
16 September 2015
The Islamic State has forced hundreds of thousands of Iraqis from minority sects to flee. But the militants, who are Sunni Muslims, have actually displaced more of their own co-religionists. Caught between IS and hostility from other Iraqis, these displaced are pushed back into the militants' hands.
How can Turkey protect itself and save Syrians?
14 September 2015
Turkey has led the way in helping Syrian refugees: keeping its border open, taking in almost two million people and setting up a network of 25 camps to house them. But as security measures are stepped up and fines are more strictly imposed on NGOs, is Turkish hospitality beginning to wane?
Mosquitoes winning Yemen's war
10 September 2015
There has been plenty of analysis about the war in Yemen. One minute the pro-Iranian Houthi rebels have the upper hand, the next it is the Saudi Arabian-led coalition. But the only real winners so far are the mosquitoes.
How Europe's refugee crisis hurts Syrian NGOs
7 September 2015
Ask any aid organisation working on Syria their biggest problems and towards the top of every list will be one thing: you can’t get the staff, or, more accurately, you can’t keep the staff.