IRIN delivers unique, authoritative and independent reporting from the frontlines of crises to inspire and mobilise a more effective humanitarian response. After 19 years of award-winning coverage with the UN, we have just started a new chapter. IRIN is now an independent, non-profit media organization.

Our core editorial objective - to highlight neglected crises and analyse humanitarian action - will remain. Outside of the UN, IRIN is better positioned to critically examine the multi-billion dollar humanitarian aid industry and continue to do what we do best, deliver in-depth reporting on crises often forgotten by the mainstream media. 

This is IRIN's transition website, where you can find information about us and read new formats on the multimedia and data and graphics pages. IRIN will continue to publish articles on our main website until it is redesigned in 2015. Search it here:

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new Start for crisis reporting

After nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, IRIN is spinning off to become an independent non-profit media venture, with the support of a major private donor.

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IRIN delivers unique, authoritative and independent reporting from the frontlines of crises to inspire and produce a more effective humanitarian response. 

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