Libya's sidelined IDPs

TRIPOLI, 10 December 2014 (IRIN) - Displaced families from Libya's Tawergha minority say they have been sidelined by their government and forgotten by the international aid community. More than 35,000 Tawergha who were displaced by the 2011 uprising are still living in temporary camps and shelters with only limited support. full report

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Time for re-think on humanitarian funding?

DUBAI, 16 December 2014 (IRIN) - The World Food Programme (WFP) is among many agencies struggling to raise enough money to support the growing number of vulnerable people caught up in crises around the world. Aid experts say the humanitarian funding system needs an overhaul. full report

Jordan's refugees - a human timeline of regional crisis

AMMAN, 9 December 2014 (IRIN) - Jordan is straining under the weight of its over 600,000 Syrian refugees, yet the country has been receiving refugees since 1948. IRIN went to meet five of them to understand the feeling of temporary permanence and to learn how they have both been formed by and helped form their adopted country. full report

Middle East/North Africa HIV Rise

DUBAI, 1 December 2014 (IRIN) - Rates of new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths are rising faster in the Middle East and North Africa than anywhere else globally but treatment and patient support remains limited. full report

Yemen faces economic crisis as Saudi mulls pulling plug

SANAA, 1 December 2014 (IRIN) - Saudi Arabia is considering stopping financial support to Yemen, a move that could tip the country further towards economic collapse, Yemeni, Saudi and Western officials have said. full report

Iraqi farmers suffer as land seized by militants

JURF-AL-SAKHAR/DUBAI, 26 November 2014 (IRIN) - Across Iraq as the group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) continues to hold large swathes of land, there are concerns not just about farmers’ lost livelihoods, but also the impact that uncollected harvests and the lack of winter planting will have on Iraq’s food security into next year and beyond. full report

Yemen crisis a boon for people smugglers

SANAA, 20 November 2014 (IRIN) - Yemen’s security crisis is leading to a rapid expansion in the country’s people smuggling trade, with thousands of migrants from the Horn of Africa desperate to use the country as a gateway to Saudi Arabia. full report

Outrage over UAE's new terror list

DUBAI, 18 November 2014 (IRIN) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sparked anger and confusion by including several prominent Western Muslim charities and civil society groups in a new list of "terrorist organizations" together with Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the so-called Islamic State. full report

Analysis: Refugee or IDP - does it really matter?

ERBIL, 13 November 2014 (IRIN) - In northern Iraq, Syrian refugees live alongside thousands of internally displaced Iraqis, both having fled the same conflict.Yet the two groups are treated differently by the international aid system, with separate programs and funding. Does this still make sense? full report

IRIN's top reads this week

DUBAI, 13 November 2014 (IRIN) - IRIN's reading list highlights some of the recent must-read research, reports and in-depth articles in the humanitarian field, as well as key upcoming conferences and policy debates. full report

Tunisia prepares for Libya influx despite hardened attitudes

MEDENINE, 12 November 2014 (IRIN) - Government authorities and aid agencies in Tunisia say they are prepared for a sudden additional flood of refugees from Libya despite growing public hostility to the influx ahead of presidential elections. full report