Taking the refugee boat out of Yemen

BEIRUT, 24 June 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen's peace talks collapsed almost as soon as they begun, leaving the country's citizens desperate. Last month Lama Fakih was with some of them as they took the boat to Djibouti. full report

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Four reasons Syrian ‘safe zone’ unlikely to work

BEIRUT, 29 July 2015 (IRIN) - Turkey has announced the creation of a "safe zone" in Syria. Here's why it might not work. full report

The heat is on: Surviving summer in an Iraqi camp

ERBIL, 28 July 2015 (IRIN) - For the 250,000 displaced Iraqis living in camps, the sweltering heat of the summer can make their lives misery. Staying cool is a gargantuan challenge. full report

When war creates environmentalists

SANA'A, 27 July 2015 (IRIN) - As Yemen's war continues, the country has been starved of fuel and suffers from chronic water shortages. Can solar power be the answer? full report

Yarmouk camp no longer besieged, UN rules

BEIRUT, 24 July 2015 (IRIN) - Despite not being able to deliver food to the camp since March, the UN has quietly dropped the Palestinian camp from its list of besieged areas in Syria full report

Will Houthi retreat mean more Yemen aid?

BEIRUT, 23 July 2015 (IRIN) - The arrival of an aid ship to the Yemeni city of Aden has raised hopes of more aid getting to those in need. But the notion that a flotilla of aid ships will now be allowed to dock appears premature. full report

Four facts you might not know about housing demolitions by Israel

JERUSALEM, 22 July 2015 (IRIN) - As the tiny Palestinian town of Susiya faces destruction, Israel's system of demolitions is once again under scrutiny. full report

Joined-up aid thinking in Lebanon

BEKAA, 20 July 2015 (IRIN) - A country of only around four million citizens, Lebanon hosts more than a million Syrian refugees. With a global push to better link short-term and long-term aid, could the crisis be an opportunity to put theory into practice? full report

At Eid, Iraqi charities take the lead

ERBIL, 17 July 2015 (IRIN) - Iraq is one of the most poorly funded humanitarian crises in the world. As Muslims gather this Eid for family celebrations, local charities have stepped in to try to fill the gaps in UN funding, but food and basic necessities are scarce. full report

Yemen's conflict is splintering out of control

BEIRUT/SANAA, 15 July 2015 (IRIN) - The failure of a humanitarian truce in Yemen not only illustrates the limits of the United Nation's power, it further raises fears of the country sliding into the rule of militias. full report

Secrecy in Sinai - an unknown human toll

CAIRO, 10 July 2015 (IRIN) - Ever since Islamic State-affiliated militants tried to take the town of Sheikh Zuwayed in North Sinai last week, the Egyptian media has talked of little else. But the government's policy of crushing free media means reporting of the human suffering on the ground has been severely lacking. full report