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What you need to know now about cuts to the UN’s agency for Palestine refugees

What you need to know now about cuts to the UN’s agency for Palestine refugees

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 17, 2018 0

The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees says it is facing “the gravest financial crisis” in its history after the United States announced it was holding back planned funding. But the agency is

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Five migration trends to watch in 2018

Five migration trends to watch in 2018

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 17, 2018 0

2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa . But behind this rising tide of forced displacement was an isolationist and xenophobic political backdrop that

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Syria 2018: 5 key factors to watch

Syria 2018: 5 key factors to watch

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 16, 2018 0

After a string of breakthroughs in 2016 and 2017 , President Bashar al-Assad’s government now has the clear upper hand in Syria’s long war.   Out east, the so-called Islamic State has been

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Red flags, rising Tunisians, and Myanmar’s Rakhine: The Cheat Sheet

Red flags, rising Tunisians, and Myanmar’s Rakhine: The Cheat Sheet

January 12, 2018 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:   Red flags in Côte d'Ivoire  

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A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 11, 2018 0

In 2011, several African states warned about the likely consequences of an international military intervention in Libya aimed at toppling Muammar Gaddafi. Now, six years after his death, security in the Sahel region

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“If the war doesn’t kill us, the food prices will”

“If the war doesn’t kill us, the food prices will”

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 10, 2018 0

Three-year-old Walid sits on a hospital bed, his bones and veins visible through his skin, tugging at the intravenous drip that is keeping him alive.   He’s one of only five kids being

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An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet

An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet

January 5, 2018 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:   New year, more war in Syria

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New e-book released: IRIN’s reporting on climate change and food security

New e-book released: IRIN’s reporting on climate change and food security

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 29, 2017 0

Over the last two decades, 200 million people across the world have been lifted out of hunger. But as climate change brings more frequent and severe weather shocks such as droughts and floods,

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Bumper Zimbabwe harvest prompts bigger bet on “command agriculture”

Bumper Zimbabwe harvest prompts bigger bet on “command agriculture”

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 22, 2017 0

Zimbabwe is expected to harvest 2.1 million metric tonnes of maize this year after good rains followed successive El Niño-induced droughts. For the first time in many seasons the country will be able

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Bumper Zimbabwe harvest prompts bigger bet on “command agriculture”

Bumper Zimbabwe harvest prompts bigger bet on “command agriculture”

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 22, 2017 0

Zimbabwe is expected to harvest 2.1 million metric tonnes of maize this year after good rains followed successive El Niño-induced droughts. For the first time in many seasons the country will be able

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