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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

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

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

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

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

Why bin Laden's thoughts matter

LONDON, 21 May 2015 (IRIN Global) - Osama bin Laden's recently released writings on humanitarian aid were treated with skepticism and scorn by many observers. Here's why you should pay attention. full report

Many fleeing Burundi have no wish to return

KIGOMA, Tanzania, 21 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Aid agencies are warning a cholera outbreak is creating major health crisis among tens of thousands of people who have fled Burundi for neighbouring Tanzania. It's a journey many of the refugees have made before. Some have no desire to return home. full report

The identity crisis frustrating Nepal's quake survivors

MAILUNG , 21 May 2015 (IRIN Asia) - Mento Ghale did what any parent would do when Nepal’s 25 April earthquake struck her village of Mailung: she grabbed the children and got them out of the house as quickly as she could. full report

Prisons ignoring the rights of Ivorian youth

ABIDJAN, 21 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Hundreds of children in Cote d'Ivoire are living among adult prisoners in detention centres as they await trial. full report

Photo Feature: Libya's forgotten displaced

TRIPOLI, 18 May 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - During Libya’s 2011 revolution, the town of Tawergha was used as a military base by pro-Gaddafi forces. In a revenge attack, Misratan militias entered the town and burned it to the ground, causing some 30,000 Tawerghans to flee. Four years later, many Tawerghans remain displaced. IRIN brings you this photo feature from a Tawergha displacement camp 90km from the capital Tripoli, in a remote location in the mountainous region of Tarhuna, where aid rarely reaches and hope is wearing thin. full report