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

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When the war hits home

SANA'A, 22 September 2015 (IRIN) - Almigdad Mojalli has been reporting from Yemen's civil war for six months. Last week, the conflict finally dragged his family in. full report

Is Yemen Europe's next migration crisis?

SANA'A/BEIRUT, 18 September 2015 (IRIN) - 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? full report

Unexpected humanitarians – the rise and potential fall of Syria's diaspora aid

ABU DHABI, 16 September 2015 (IRIN) - At the beginning they funded a revolution, then an aid network. Are the Syrians who crowd funded an uprising starting to give up on their homeland? full report

The tragedy of Iraq's Sunnis

KIRKUK, 16 September 2015 (IRIN) - 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. full report

How can Turkey protect itself and save Syrians?

SURUC, TURKEY, 14 September 2015 (IRIN) - 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? full report

Mosquitoes winning Yemen's war

TAIZ, YEMEN, 10 September 2015 (IRIN) - 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. full report

Three reasons to pay attention to Turkey's Kurdish war

BEIRUT, 8 September 2015 (IRIN) - As the world fixates on the Syrian refugee crisis, Turkey’s conflict with Kurdish rebels has suddenly escalated rapidly. full report

How Europe's refugee crisis hurts Syrian NGOs

GAZIANTEP, 7 September 2015 (IRIN) - 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. full report

In Israel, Refugees Welcome gains small foothold

JERUSALEM, 4 September 2015 (IRIN) - Last month, thousands of asylum seekers were released from an Israeli detention centre but banned from going to Tel Aviv. Left with nowhere to live, social media stepped in. full report

Europe doesn't have a migrant crisis, it has a Syrian crisis

BEIRUT, 2 September 2015 (IRIN) - Imagine Syria didn’t exist. The war never happened and no one had to flee. How would Europe’s migration crisis look then? full report