Refugees/IDPs

Turf wars or teamwork? The rise of regional aid organisations

DUBAI, 2 March 2015 (IRIN Global) - Regional humanitarian organisations are playing an increasingly active role in disaster response and aid delivery.But how do these new groups fit into the system, and are there tensions with so-called traditional humanitarian operators likes the United Nations? full report

The problem with Iraq's offensive against the Islamic State

BAGHDAD, 2 March 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - As the Iraqi army and affiliated militias sweep into northern Iraq to try to re-take the city of Tikrit from so-called Islamic State (IS), the local civilians are fearful they may be punished for the crimes of the Islamist militants. full report

Egyptians in Libya - to flee or to stay?

TRIPOLI, 27 February 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Over 25,000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the killing of 20 Coptic Christians by Islamic State militants. But others are deciding that despite the risk, they are staying. full report

The World Humanitarian Summit: Talking shop or game changer?

LONDON, 25 February 2015 (IRIN Global) - With just over one year to go until the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, aid workers say the consultations so far have broadly succeeded at engaging an unprecedented spectrum of voices, but many fear the process still lacks any clear framework for turning talk into action. IRIN takes a look at the WHS preparations and some of the key issues emerging from the consultation process. full report

India-Pakistan: The new victims of an old border dispute

SIALKOT, 25 February 2015 (IRIN Asia) - India and Pakistan’s decades-old territorial dispute over the Himalayan region of Kashmir is often portrayed as a dormant conflict. But for the people of the region it is anything but. full report

Two charts showing that 'deterring' migrant boats is failing

LONDON, 19 February 2015 (IRIN Global) - The European Union has cut its migrant rescue service on the basis it will 'deter' potential migrants and criminals. So far it is clearly not working. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Journalists, fragile states and remote management

LONDON, 19 February 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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

Emergency aid projects in Iraq face closure due to funding shortfall

LONDON, 18 February 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Close to two thirds of emergency aid operations in Iraq could be shut down or cut back if new cash does not come through in the next few weeks. The United Nations has launched an urgent appeal for more funding and set out how it plans to prioritise its spending to cover the shortfall. full report

For Boko Haram victims, charity begins at home

MAIDUGURI, 16 February 2015 (IRIN Africa) - More than 90 percent of the nearly one million people displaced by Boko Haram in Nigeria's northeast live in communities rather than the official centres administered by the government. It’s a reflection of traditions of hospitality and self-reliance that endure in Nigerian society, but will come under increasing strain the longer the crisis lasts. full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Aid corruption, Boko Haram and Caliphatalism

DUBAI, 12 February 2015 (IRIN Global) - 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 and aid debate. full report

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