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Islamic State left 'booby-trapped corpses' in Kobani

LONDON, 27 May 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Four months after the militants of so-called Islamic State were driven out of Syria’s Kobani, returning residents are still struggling to deal with the awful mess left behind, including, as a new report highlights, booby-trapped bodies. World attention appears to have moved on. Has Kobani been forgotten? full report

"They beat us with chains": Life inside Libya's migrant detention centres

MISRATA, 27 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - After enduring long, perilous journeys through the Sahara desert, often experiencing kidnapping and violence at the hands of smugglers, migrants and asylum-seekers who eventually reach Libya risk arrest and long periods of incarceration in one of the country’s 20 official detention centres – all of which are overcrowded and underfunded. full report

An ‘almost impossible job’ - 10 tips for the UN's next humanitarian boss

LONDON, 26 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - Former UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has a few words of advice for the next person to take up the job, British politician Stephen O'Brien. full report

Which way is up? Flatpacks alone can't solve global shelter crisis*

BELGRADE, 25 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - IKEA's new flatpack shelter partnership with the UNHCR is well and good, but how about reforming the process as well as the product? Now that could make a more profound difference, Paul Currion argues in his latest column. full report

The case that exposes Jordan's deportation double standards

AMMAN, 25 May 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - The case of Wael al-Sahlee, who was nearly sent deported to Syria last week after spending two weeks sleeping in an airport, has shone fresh light on the Jordanian government's dubious deportation practices. full report

Which countries are failing to deliver Gaza aid?

JERUSALEM, 22 May 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Gulf Arab states and Turkey have spectacularly failed to fulfill their pledges to Gaza, contributing the bulk of a two-thirds shortfall in promised assistance to the beleaguered enclave, a new report reveals. full report

Photo Feature: Burundi's Endless Exodus

KIGOMA, 22 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Over 110,000 Burundians have fled their country amid protests and an attempted coup d’etat. Now a cholera outbreak has made the journey all the more dangerous. full report

Yemen conflict fans food insecurity

AMMAN / DUBAI, 22 May 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - The conflict in Yemen is worsening the country's food insecurity, according to a new report, which predicts that parts of the the Arab state may enter an "emergency phase" by the end of the year. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Siege gardening, Scientology and aid pledges

DUBAI, 22 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share some of their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. full report

Migrants' limbo in Spain's African enclave

MELILLA , 22 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - The Spanish enclave of Melilla inside Morocco is currently home to some 1,200 migrants and asylum seekers, some of whom have been waiting over a year either for an asylum decision or transfer to detention centres in mainland Spain. full report