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New Gambia, new migration?

New Gambia, new migration?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 28, 2017 0

“I am very happy to be home,” said 18-year-old Mohammed Nyabally, sitting on the steps of his uncle’s house in Serekunda, a town near The Gambia’s coast. Just two weeks earlier, he was

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Why there’s no need to panic on UN peacekeeping cuts

Why there’s no need to panic on UN peacekeeping cuts

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 24, 2017 0

Fears are growing that the UN will be forced to drastically cut peacekeeping missions at President Donald Trump’s behest. Fortunately, it's a lot more complicated than that. First, Trump has to get his proposed budget

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Raped, injected with poison, entire family murdered: One woman’s story in CAR

Raped, injected with poison, entire family murdered: One woman’s story in CAR

March 23, 2017 0

The first time the Séléka rebels captured Danielle* she was visiting the shallow grave where her husband, father, and brothers were all buried. Danielle had witnessed the rebels kill the men outside her

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Jordan looks to turn refugee crisis into economic boon

Jordan looks to turn refugee crisis into economic boon

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

Last February, Jordan and the international community agreed on a radically new approach to the Syrian refugee crisis.

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How a gold mine has brought only misery in Liberia

How a gold mine has brought only misery in Liberia

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

The maths was merciless. Siah* had the equivalent of $5 in her pocket but needed $15 to treat her youngest son Joseph’s malaria. She had travelled an hour to the nearest clinic only

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South Sudan needs peace as much as food

South Sudan needs peace as much as food

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 20, 2017 0

The declaration of famine in two counties of South Sudan last month led to immediate pledges of aid.  Grave editorials  called on Western governments to prioritise relief efforts to the needy, despite the

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Libyan oil wars and the battle for Tripoli

Libyan oil wars and the battle for Tripoli

March 15, 2017 0

It’s flying under the radar, but the Libyan capital is shuddering through its worst violence since fighting first broke out mid-2014, while oil wars rage out east amidst signs of increased Russian involvement.

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Besieged: A 360º experience in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

Besieged: A 360º experience in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 10, 2017 0

It’s the dry season in the Nuba Mountains, a time when the Sudanese government usually renews its offensive against the rebels holed up in the rocky fastness.

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Barefoot flight from Mosul: The long road to safety

Barefoot flight from Mosul: The long road to safety

March 9, 2017 0

A thin, dark column of figures winds across the barren hills on the outskirts of west Mosul, through clouds of dust thrown up by mortars falling around them. With wide, fearful eyes in

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Rebuilding Syria’s rubble as the cannons roar

Rebuilding Syria’s rubble as the cannons roar

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

The fighting in Syria isn’t even nearly over yet, but the international community is already starting to look ahead to post-war reconstruction—or rather, wartime reconstruction. Many are working on the assumption that while

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