Refugees/IDPs

Israel/Gaza – how does it end?

DUBAI, 22 July 2014 (IRIN Middle East) - As diplomats scurry to agree an end to the two-week clashes between Israel and Hamas, what are the key issues preventing the two sides from reaching a deal? full report

Gaza: Nowhere to go

GAZA CITY, 21 July 2014 (IRIN Middle East) - With over 85,000 Palestinians now displaced in Gaza, the UN shelters housing them are near capacity. Yet for the displaced fleeing violence between Israel and militant groups, there are few alternatives. full report

Gaza breathes briefly, then holds its breath

GAZA CITY, 17 July 2014 (IRIN Middle East) - A five-hour ceasefire on 17 July provided the besieged residents of Gaza a brief reprieve. In the ensuing rush, banks and shops were overwhelmed as families prepared for the worst. full report

Selective treatment for IDPs in Kurdistan

ERBIL, 16 July 2014 (IRIN Middle East) - Concern is growing over how the semi-autonomous government of Iraqi Kurdistan is managing its borders amid reports that vulnerable families seeking refuge are being refused entry or forced into transit camps along ethnic lines. full report

Statelessness = invisibility in West Africa

DAKAR, 15 July 2014 (IRIN Africa) - At least 750,000 people are stateless in West Africa, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), which is calling for governments to do more to give or restore the nationality of stateless individuals, and improve national laws to prevent statelessness. full report

Pakistan flood victims await unfulfilled promises

ATTABAD, 14 July 2014 (IRIN Asia) - Four years after a devastating landslide, displaced residents of northern Pakistan accuse the government of abandoning them. full report

Hundreds of foreigners holed up in South Sudan camps

JUBA, 14 July 2014 (IRIN Africa) - Among the 100,000 civilians holed up in UN bases in South Sudan since fighting broke out in mid-December 2013 between supporters and opponents of President Salva Kiir are several hundred citizens from Eritrea, Somalia and Ethiopia. full report

Analysis: Adversity in northern Mali

GAO, 10 July 2014 (IRIN Africa) - Only just recovering from a brutal Islamist occupation, residents of northern Mali are facing further devastation following recent clashes between separatist rebel forces and government troops. The violence has heightened insecurity, throttled an already difficult aid operation and driven up hunger. full report

DRC refugees and the limits of durable solutions

KYANGWALI (WESTERN UGANDA), 9 July 2014 (IRIN Africa) - With around 365,000 DRC nationals dispersed across several countries in the Great Lakes region, many of them for almost two decades, the traditional triad of “durable solutions” - going home, integrating for good locally, or moving to a third country - remain “largely elusive”, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). full report

ANALYSIS: Iraq’s minorities under fire

ERBIL, 9 July 2014 (IRIN Middle East) - As the Islamist militants ISIS make gains across large swathes of Iraq, many of the country’s long-persecuted Christian, Turkoman and Yazidi minority groups worry what the future will hold for them if the country continues to destabilise. full report

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