DUBAI 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - As the world focuses on daily fighting in Syria and the flight of refugees to neighbouring countries, the humanitarian situation inside Syria continues to be under-reported. Here are 10 pressing issues you may have missed:
AL-RUSTUMIYA 04 September 2012 (IRIN) - Some four years after Iraq's civil conflict died down, more than 1.3 million people are still displaced. Many of them are living in a state of limbo in makeshift settlements, while bureaucracy and a lack of vision slow progress towards long-term solutions.
DUBAI 31 August 2012 (IRIN) - This week’s media headlines about the Syrian crisis have focused on a walk-out by the Syrian delegation at the Non-Aligned Movement summit, after Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi called the regime “oppressive”; and a TV interview in which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he needed more time to win the war.
DUBAI 20 August 2012 (IRIN) - Nearly a year and a half after the start of the Syrian uprising, tens of thousands of people have fled the country. Until recently, most found shelter in homes with friends, relatives and even strangers. But as the numbers increase, several neighbouring countries are opening new camps to accommodate them.
SANA’A 13 August 2012 (IRIN) - The government of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh had taken strides to improve water access in Yemen in recent years. But last year’s uprising has pushed water down the list of priorities for the new government, according to aid workers and a government employee, with potentially devastating consequences.