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The forgotten frontline of the migrant crisis

NADOR, 29 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Morocco has become a choke point for sub-Saharan African migrants aiming to reach Europe, pinched by the Moroccan and Spanish governments working together to halt the flow across the Mediterranean. In this multimedia special, IRIN talks to the migrants determined to cross, playing cat-and-mouse with the authorities, and explores Morocco's role as outsourced "Gendarme" for Europe. full report

The heat is on: Surviving summer in an Iraqi camp

ERBIL, 28 July 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - 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

Did Malaysia merit its human trafficking upgrade?

KUALA LUMPUR , 28 July 2015 (IRIN Asia) - Malaysian and international NGOs have expressed shock following the release of the US State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report on Monday, which saw Malaysia being upgraded from Tier 3, the lowest level, where it had been placed in 2014, to the Tier 2 Watch List. full report

Women and aid: beyond box-ticking

DUBAI, 28 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Aid agencies have no problem agreeing that gender-sensitive programming is a good idea, but few have come up with concrete methods for evaluating the impact it has on those it is supposed to be helping - until now. full report

When war creates environmentalists

SANA'A, 27 July 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - 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 Middle East) - 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

Counting the uncountable

OXFORD, 24 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - How do you design effective policies and programmes to help vulnerable populations when you don’t know how many people you’re dealing with? full report

IRIN's Top picks: Effective altruism, humanitarian complicity and Boko Haram

DUBAI, 24 July 2015 (IRIN Global) - Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. This week - Palestine, Cameroon and Bulgaria. full report

Will Houthi retreat mean more Yemen aid?

BEIRUT, 23 July 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - 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

A tough homecoming in Central African Republic

BANGUI, 23 July 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Thousands of people have been returning to their homes in the Central African Republic more than a year after fleeing a violent and complex political crisis, in many cases to neighbouring countries. While security may have improved in some areas, resuming any semblance of a normal life is proving a major challenge for many returnees. full report