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Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

IRIN editors have scanned the humanitarian horizon to get you up to speed with this forward-looking weekly digest:   CAR risks return to civil war   Central African Republic is on the brink

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The Kurdish struggle in northern Syria

The Kurdish struggle in northern Syria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

While Iraq’s Kurds may vote to become independent in 10 days time, officials in the neighbouring Kurdish-run Democratic Federation of Northern Syria promise they have no intention to secede, even if they could.

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Rohingya refugees overwhelm aid groups in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees overwhelm aid groups in Bangladesh

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

There are two lines on the edges of the Naf River: on one side, refugees in ragged clothing, waiting to cross and leave Myanmar behind; on the other, Bangladeshis ready to welcome them

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Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 13, 2017 0

An unfolding humanitarian emergency along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border is intensifying pressure on the UN to take action, with fears that an unprecedented exodus of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military clampdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine

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Libya’s migration crisis is about more than just security

Libya’s migration crisis is about more than just security

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 11, 2017 0

There’s no shortage of news on Libya’s migration crisis, but there is a serious dearth of policy solutions.

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Colombia’s female FARC fighters wage a new war, for gender parity

Colombia’s female FARC fighters wage a new war, for gender parity

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2017 0

When Angie Rios, 27, left to join communist rebels as a teenager, she told her mother never to change her phone number.

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Crackdown: Prison conditions worsen in post-coup Turkey

Crackdown: Prison conditions worsen in post-coup Turkey

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 6, 2017 0

Turkey has been packing its jails with political offenders since a failed coup nearly 14 months ago, and prisoners’ families, lawyers, and activists have told IRIN of an increase in overcrowding, poor medical

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Words matter: Hate speech and South Sudan

Words matter: Hate speech and South Sudan

September 5, 2017 0

“South Sudan terrorists need to be killed in order for peace to reign. Lawful killing has been practised by states since time immemorial.”   These are the words of Gordon Buay, deputy chief

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Burundi officials should be tried for “crimes against humanity”: UN commission

Burundi officials should be tried for “crimes against humanity”: UN commission

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 4, 2017 0

Burundians “at the highest level of the state” and in its security services should face trial at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, a UN panel investigating more than two years

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Why I’m proud to be African today

Why I’m proud to be African today

September 1, 2017 0

It’s not easy to get a sitting president to leave office. In some cases, corruption, violence, and institutional inertia have conspired to keep some African presidents in office for decades

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