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Analysis: Not-so-open borders for Syrian refugees?

Analysis: Not-so-open borders for Syrian refugees?

October 24, 2012 0

DUBAI 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies, human rights organizations and local government officials are increasingly concerned about thousands of people who have fled violence in Syria only to end up stuck

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PAKISTAN: Madrasas fill education gap in Karachi hotspot

PAKISTAN: Madrasas fill education gap in Karachi hotspot

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 24, 2012 0

KARACHI 24 October 2012 (IRIN) - When ethnic riots erupt in Karachi, Qasba Colony is usually the worst affected: The violence has taken a dramatic toll on education and the main beneficiaries are

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COTE D’IVOIRE: Crackdown sparks rights abuse allegations

COTE D’IVOIRE: Crackdown sparks rights abuse allegations

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 22, 2012 0

ABIDJAN 22 October 2012 (IRIN) - Since a spate of attacks on Côte d’Ivoire’s army and police bases in August, several civilians have been rounded up, beaten and detained for ransom, say rights

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NEPAL: Government hobbles human rights commission

NEPAL: Government hobbles human rights commission

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 18, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Mismanagement of Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) and its lack of independence, as well as frequent changes of government and an ongoing constitutional stalemate, have weakened

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DRC: Tough bargaining with armed groups

DRC: Tough bargaining with armed groups

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 18, 2012 0

KALEMBE 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - A recent incident in the town of Kalembe, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) North Kivu Province, highlighted the fluid ambiguity of the national army's troubled

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MIGRATION: Teenage migrants “trapped” in Greece

MIGRATION: Teenage migrants “trapped” in Greece

October 17, 2012 0

ATHENS/LESBOS 17 October 2012 (IRIN) - By early evening, Alexandra Park in central Athens starts to fill up with young, male migrants. They gather on benches, and some even kick a ball around,

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SOMALIA: Somaliland journalists under fire

SOMALIA: Somaliland journalists under fire

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 17, 2012 0

HARGEISA 17 October 2012 (IRIN) - Journalists in the self-declared republic of Somaliland are increasingly being harassed and arrested by security forces there, say officials.

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NIGERIA-CHAD: Child migrants reuniting with families

NIGERIA-CHAD: Child migrants reuniting with families

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 15, 2012 0

DAKAR 15 October 2012 (IRIN) - Most of the Chadian Koranic students who fled Boko Haram related violence in northern Nigeria to return to their country in March 2012, have now been reunited

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PAKISTAN: Fears of Taliban resurgence in north

PAKISTAN: Fears of Taliban resurgence in north

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 12, 2012 0

PESHAWAR 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - The shooting on 9 October of Malala Yusufzai, a 14-year-old girls’ education campaigner from Swat Valley in northern Pakistan, is a reminder that militancy is still a

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YEMEN: Sheikhs and shekels – the real cost of patronage

YEMEN: Sheikhs and shekels – the real cost of patronage

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 12, 2012 0

SANA’A 12 October 2012 (IRIN) - Sheikh Nasser Shareef grimaced as he described the state of public services in his tribal area in Marib Governorate, about 100km east of Yemen’s capital Sana’a. “Very

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