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Xenophobes, hungry Yemenis, and open data: The cheat sheet

Xenophobes, hungry Yemenis, and open data: The cheat sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 24, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors takes a look at what lies ahead on our humanitarian agenda and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have

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Central African Republic: What’s gone wrong?

Central African Republic: What’s gone wrong?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 24, 2017 0

There was hope last year that the election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra would bring real change to the troubled Central African Republic. But 12 months on, he has been unable to extend his

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Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

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

The camps for displaced people scattered across northeast Nigeria are supposed to provide safety from Boko Haram violence. But for many women the threat is no longer the jihadists: The danger is inside

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Everything you need to know about the latest Syria peace talks

Everything you need to know about the latest Syria peace talks

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 21, 2017 0

Hopes are low for the Syrian peace talks set to begin on Thursday in Geneva, but that may not matter much. As the war in Syria moves towards a strategic endgame , the

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EXCLUSIVE: UK “voluntary” returns – refugee coercion and NGO complicity

EXCLUSIVE: UK “voluntary” returns – refugee coercion and NGO complicity

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 21, 2017 0

The UK Home Office is accelerating its drive for “illegal” migrants and those refused asylum to return home voluntarily – a tactic publicised as more cost-effective and “humane” than forced returns. But how

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Unconventional cash project challenges aid status quo in Lebanon

Unconventional cash project challenges aid status quo in Lebanon

February 20, 2017 0

The EU and Britain have met resistance to a new $85 million project to simplify cash allowances for Syrian refugees.

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Shattered war economy encourages child marriage in Yemen

Shattered war economy encourages child marriage in Yemen

February 15, 2017 0

It’s impossible to get hard numbers, but child marriage appears to be on the rise in Yemen: a consequence of the extreme poverty caused by nearly two years of devastating war in what

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*UPDATED: A rough guide to foreign military bases in Africa

*UPDATED: A rough guide to foreign military bases in Africa

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

Foreign military intervention in Africa is controversial when it happens, and occasionally controversial when it doesn’t. It’s a symptom of the fragility of African states, and the power of external interests.

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Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 14, 2017 0

Valentin was in trouble. His arms were tied behind his back and he couldn’t move. The sun was beating down in the courtyard of the mining company where he and his friends were

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Can Barrow deliver on the promise of a “New Gambia”?

Can Barrow deliver on the promise of a “New Gambia”?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 8, 2017 0

The Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, received a hero’s welcome when he returned to Banjul after his makeshift inauguration in neighbouring Senegal at the end of January.

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