Lack of funds could freeze aid to Anbar
Funding shortages are threatening relief operations in Iraq's troubled Anbar Province, where violent clashes have led to the displacement of more than 400,000 people in three month. Without additional funding, some aid agencies would have to cease operations within one month. Full report
Fear stalks Beirut’s Shia suburbs
26 March 2014
A wave of bomb attacks in the last nine months in Beirut’s southern suburbs, where the Shia Hezbollah movement have a strong following, have left residents fearful of a fresh round of conflict and insecurity.
Jordan pins water hopes on controversial pipeline project
20 March 2014
Jordan, one of the world’s most water scarce states, is facing a “perfect storm of pressures” including chronic scarcity, over-use, waste, and a massive increase in demand caused by refugee arrivals, according to a report published this month by the NGO Mercy Corps.
Limited humanitarian access to Yemen’s Al Dhale Governorate
11 March 2014
Humanitarians say they are still struggling to get uninterrupted access to Al Dhale Governorate in southern Yemen, which has seen fighting between militant separatists and the government since December 2013, leading to the deaths of an estimated 40 civilians.
US$103 million appeal to help Anbar IDPs
5 March 2014
The UN launches an emergency appeal for US$103 million to fund the response effort in Iraq’s Anbar Province, where fighting between government forces and Islamic insurgents and other militant groups has displaced more than 400,000 people.