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What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 19, 2016 0

As part of efforts to strengthen and harmonise responses to migrants and refugees, the UN is to lead a global campaign to counter xenophobia. Announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in April , member

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Iraq: No country for young men

Iraq: No country for young men

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 5, 2016 0

Saif fights the so-called Islamic State for a living and can barely pay his bills. Falih is desperate to leave Iraq, but can’t get a visa. Abdullah works for the government but says

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Gang violence in Central America is a humanitarian crisis

Gang violence in Central America is a humanitarian crisis

September 1, 2016 0

Central America’s Northern Triangle – encompassing El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – is one of the most violent regions in the world outside of a warzone. Transnational gangs or maras have proliferated in

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How Kenya’s al-Shabab amnesty is a loaded gun

How Kenya’s al-Shabab amnesty is a loaded gun

August 31, 2016 0

Musa Rashid had fought for a year with the Somali jihadist group al-Shabab until, disillusioned, he returned home to Kenya. Part of the lure was a government amnesty for those who renounced violence,

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They’re defeating Boko Haram but are they Nigeria’s next security threat?

They’re defeating Boko Haram but are they Nigeria’s next security threat?

August 22, 2016 0

Boko Haram is on the run, and much of the credit must go to vigilantes in northeastern Nigeria who have risen up to protect their local communities from the jihadists. But there is

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How aid agencies should protect their staff from sexual abuse

How aid agencies should protect their staff from sexual abuse

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 19, 2016 0

Only 16 percent of aid agencies have proper policies dealing with sexual assaults on staff, and just one in 10 cases of sexual abuse are reported and then properly handled, according to a

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If evicting people were an Olympic event, Brazil would win gold

If evicting people were an Olympic event, Brazil would win gold

August 2, 2016 0

Rumour has it that Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen will be robbed during the opening ceremony for Rio 2016. It will, of course, only be an act

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What changes and doesn’t change after Turkey’s failed coup

What changes and doesn’t change after Turkey’s failed coup

July 18, 2016 0

With more than than 290 dead, 1,400 injured, and 9,000 arrested (including 30 governors), a dramatic coup attempt by a segment of the Turkish military is over, or at least in its dying

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Top Picks: Grotesque gap years, Iraq minorities, and a chance for peace

Top Picks: Grotesque gap years, Iraq minorities, and a chance for peace

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 8, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Four to read : Iraq's missing minorities As we

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Trouble in the heart of Mali

Trouble in the heart of Mali

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 30, 2016 0

The Algiers Accord isn’t dead, but a year after the peace agreement was signed between the government and two coalitions of armed groups in northern Mali, it is badly bruised. The Coordination of

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