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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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Myopic in Malta: Europe’s short-sighted migration policy with Libya

Myopic in Malta: Europe’s short-sighted migration policy with Libya

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 7, 2017 0

At last week’s EU summit in Malta, European leaders didn’t appear to have learnt many lessons when it comes to forging questionable deals to stem migrant flows. A migration partnership cannot be built

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The humanitarian cheat sheet: Trouble in CAR and WhatsApp for crises

The humanitarian cheat sheet: Trouble in CAR and WhatsApp for crises

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 3, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of some of the best humanitarian reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed and looks ahead to give you the inside scoop on

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EU strategy stems migrant flow from Niger, but at what cost?

EU strategy stems migrant flow from Niger, but at what cost?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 2, 2017 0

The EU-funded crackdown on migration through Niger has been effective at dramatically reducing the number of people heading northwards to the North African coast, and then Europe.

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EXCLUSIVE: EU migrant policy in Africa built on incorrect Niger data

EXCLUSIVE: EU migrant policy in Africa built on incorrect Niger data

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 31, 2017 0

The European Union has been touting a faulty figure for migration reduction through key transit country Niger as it looks to expand a policy of giving more development aid to African nations if

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Syrian militias, Gazan pipes, and reforming humanitarianism: IRIN Top Picks

Syrian militias, Gazan pipes, and reforming humanitarianism: IRIN Top Picks

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 27, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analyses and features to academic studies and podcasts: Making humanitarianism fit for purpose

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Uganda rebel returns add to growing headache for Kabila and Congo

Uganda rebel returns add to growing headache for Kabila and Congo

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 27, 2017 0

The Democratic Republic of Congo has accused neighbouring Uganda of allowing former M23 rebels to cross the common border, sparking fears of a new armed rebellion and yet more humanitarian suffering in a

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“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 26, 2017 0

Three years on from the start of the West African Ebola epidemic, lessons are still being learned. And the most surprising are not coming from the scientists, but from the affected communities themselves;

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Cop-out or vital lifeline? Massive EU cash aid programme rolls out for refugees in Turkey

Cop-out or vital lifeline? Massive EU cash aid programme rolls out for refugees in Turkey

January 25, 2017 0

After fleeing Aleppo and moving to the Turkish capital in 2015, Siham, a widow and mother of five, had few options other than to let her eldest child, 11-year-old Yussef, take a job

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