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Shifting relationships, growing threats: A who’s who of insurgent groups in the Sahel

Shifting relationships, growing threats: A who’s who of insurgent groups in the Sahel

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 15, 2018 0

In the six years since a separatist rebellion broke out in northern Mali in January 2012, armed groups in West Africa’s Sahel region have grown considerably in both number and the complexity of

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Mayotte: the French migration frontline you’ve never heard of

Mayotte: the French migration frontline you’ve never heard of

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 14, 2018 0

Last month, Ousseni Souffiani’s life was turned upside down. He had lived in a hillside shantytown on the island of Mayotte, but a torrential downpour swept his flimsy home away, killing his wife

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It is time to end the child soldier stereotype

It is time to end the child soldier stereotype

February 9, 2018 0

From Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo to Myanmar and Nigeria, countless children remain trapped in armed conflict.   The UN Secretary General’s 2017 Report on Children and Armed Conflict names 56

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Peace in northeastern Nigeria requires justice for military crimes not just Boko Haram atrocities

Peace in northeastern Nigeria requires justice for military crimes not just Boko Haram atrocities

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 7, 2018 0

One day the Boko Haram insurgency will come to an end. When it does, there will be a painful time of reckoning. But for lasting peace to come to northeastern Nigeria, one important

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Yemen PR wars: Saudi Arabia employs UK/US firms to push multi-billion dollar aid plan

Yemen PR wars: Saudi Arabia employs UK/US firms to push multi-billion dollar aid plan

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 6, 2018 0

Saudi Arabia has recruited an array of foreign consultants and public relations firms to draw up and promote its new multi-billion dollar aid plan for Yemen, one that could reduce imports of vital

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Africa’s all too preventable cholera crisis

Africa’s all too preventable cholera crisis

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 1, 2018 0

Southern and East African countries are facing a severe cholera outbreak that is exposing the failure in public sanitation and the impact of government neglect. Last year, there were more than 109,442 cholera

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Praying for change in Congo: the Catholic Church takes on Kabila

Praying for change in Congo: the Catholic Church takes on Kabila

February 1, 2018 0

The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now a powerful voice of opposition to President Joseph Kabila’s continued unconstitutional stay in power, but the Church’s spiritual authority is yet to

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Prison or deportation: The impossible choice for asylum seekers in Israel

Prison or deportation: The impossible choice for asylum seekers in Israel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 31, 2018 0

Just two months from now, the Israeli government says it will begin indefinitely imprisoning asylum seekers who refuse deportation. IRIN Middle East Editor Annie Slemrod explores what this means for the tens of

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Inside the EU’s flawed $200 million migration deal with Sudan

Inside the EU’s flawed $200 million migration deal with Sudan

January 30, 2018 0

As millions of dollars in EU funds flow into Sudan to stem African migration, asylum seekers say they are increasingly trapped, living in a perpetual state of fear and exploitation in this key

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Inside the EU’s deeply flawed $200 million migration deal with Sudan

Inside the EU’s deeply flawed $200 million migration deal with Sudan

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 30, 2018 0

The EU has allocated over $200 million to help Sudan stem migration since 2015 Asylum seekers allege Sudanese officials are complicit in abuse, extortion Traffickers said to hold people for weeks, beat and

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