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Saddam-era basement bunkers: A ‘double-edged sword’ for Mosul civilians

Saddam-era basement bunkers: A ‘double-edged sword’ for Mosul civilians

June 28, 2017 0

Wearing nothing but underpants, his body half-wrapped in bandages, 20-year-old Mustafa is carried out of Mosul’s Old City on a green plastic chair by Iraqi soldiers running through sniper fire. Grimacing with pain,

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Taking the fight against Boko Haram to the airwaves

Taking the fight against Boko Haram to the airwaves

June 27, 2017 0

Isolation helps propagate radicalisation, so providing information and giving an empowering voice to civilians helps reduce it.

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How the Lebanese school system is segregating refugees

How the Lebanese school system is segregating refugees

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

The children, all refugees and mostly from Syria, filed awkwardly into the unfamiliar school. With its lush grounds and English posters on the walls, it was starkly different from their government-run public school

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Kenya reconciliation faces major election test

Kenya reconciliation faces major election test

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 26, 2017 0

Towns like Langwenda in Kenya’s central Nakuru County still bear the scars of the post-election violence that rocked the country a decade ago. With new polls just six weeks away, could history repeat

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Afghan polls, Niger militancy, and vanishing Venezuelans: The Cheat Sheet

Afghan polls, Niger militancy, and vanishing Venezuelans: The Cheat Sheet

June 23, 2017 0

Which humanitarian topics are on IRIN’s radar and should be on yours? Check out our curation of upcoming events, topical reports, opinion, and quality journalism: Elections in wartime – Afghanistan sets a date

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Neglected but not over: Burundi crisis continues to bite

Neglected but not over: Burundi crisis continues to bite

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

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intention to seek a disputed third term more than two years ago, spawning a period of unrest marked by extrajudicial killings, a failed coup, and ethnic division.

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Aleppo militias become major test for Assad

Aleppo militias become major test for Assad

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

Earlier this month, thirteen-year-old Ahmed Jawish leant into a car to peddle gum and crackers from an Aleppo kerbside and something went terribly awry. The driver, a man wearing military fatigues, pulled out

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Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences

Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences

June 21, 2017 0

Much ink has been spilt trying to make sense of the migration flow across the Mediterranean, a stretch of sea that has become the frontline of capitalism’s most urgent question: What’s more valuable

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Disturbing civilian death trends in Iraq-Syria air war: A researcher’s view

Disturbing civilian death trends in Iraq-Syria air war: A researcher’s view

June 20, 2017 0

Kafaa al-Mustapha and two of her relatives were on their way to work in the Raqqa countryside when their car was hit by an alleged coalition airstrike last month.

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Disturbing civilian death trends in Iraq-Syria air war: A researcher’s view

Disturbing civilian death trends in Iraq-Syria air war: A researcher’s view

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

Kafaa al-Mustapha and two of her relatives were on their way to work in the Raqqa countryside when their car was hit by an alleged coalition airstrike last month. All three of the

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