Dial A for Aid - Iraq's new humanitarian hotline
A communication gap has grown between the 3.1 million displaced Iraqis and the organisations supposed to serve them. Can a new hotline help? Or will they just be a voice telling people that their food aid has been cut? full report
In Libya's desert south, a town fends for itself
27 August 2015
Civilians in the oasis town of Ubari in southern Libya are trapped in a conflict that has cut them off from the outside world. Supplies and aid are almost non-existent, the hospital barely functions and the wounded often die of their injuries before they can get the assistance they need.
Do we still care about the F word?
24 August 2015
Famine, one of the most loaded words in the humanitarian lexicon, used to have the power to provoke global campaigns. Nowadays, the general public barely bats an eyelid.
Iraq's mystery murders
24 August 2015
A series of mystery killings and disappearances in Iraq’s disputed territories have left some displaced afraid to leave their homes. There is little evidence to show who is behind the crimes, but the identities of those dying follows a trend – the majority of the victims are Sunni Muslim and Arab, often already displaced by conflict.
'We can't have another year like this'
21 August 2015
Pierre Krähenbühl, head of the UN's agency for Palestinians, has just faced the largest financial crisis in the organisation's history. Has he got a plan to stop another?
Yemeni rebels 'planting mines' as they retreat
19 August 2015
In the past few weeks, the momentum in Yemen's civil war has shifted radically. The northern Houthi rebels have suddenly been put on the back foot. As they pull back, they are accused of mining civilians areas indiscriminately.
Film: Gaza fire
18 August 2015
Last summer's war in Israel and Gaza left more than 2,000 Palestinians dead. At the forefront of the battle to save people were the Palestinian enclave's fire service. One year on, the firefighters are battling not just flames - but politics, salary shortages and a chronic lack of equipment.
Progress but little punch in Libya talks
17 August 2015
Almost a year into UN-led talks in Libya, progress has been excruciatingly slow - often appearing to slide backwards. But Mary Fitzgerald, who has been watching the talks closely, finds some reason for optimism.
Bearing witness to the crimes of the Islamic State
12 August 2015
Brave civilians in Iraq’s second city of Mosul and other areas under the control of so-called Islamic State are defying the Islamist militants by reporting information to aid agencies. But with access still impossible, what good does it do?