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Pakistan’s new NGO tax will hurt those most at risk, say humanitarians

Pakistan’s new NGO tax will hurt those most at risk, say humanitarians

August 8, 2017 0

Pakistan’s new tax on non-profit groups will force humanitarian agencies to cut back on services to some of the most vulnerable people in the country, NGO workers say.

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Fighting violent extremism – humanitarians beware

Fighting violent extremism – humanitarians beware

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 3, 2017 0

Governments are increasingly keen to embrace a countering violent extremism strategy, but humanitarians should be wary 

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From the future of aid to viral videos: The Cheat Sheet

From the future of aid to viral videos: The Cheat Sheet

July 21, 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

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The Somali pirates are back (SPOILER ALERT: they never really left)

The Somali pirates are back (SPOILER ALERT: they never really left)

July 19, 2017 0

A pirate with a full beard makes an ironic salute as I walk towards him across the red gravel of the prison yard in Garowe, the capital of the Somali region of Puntland.

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Inside the ‘glaringly dysfunctional’ UN mission in Myanmar

Inside the ‘glaringly dysfunctional’ UN mission in Myanmar

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 17, 2017 0

While the UN appears split in Myanmar, the Rohingya suffer. But is change coming

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EXCLUSIVE: New allegations of Myanmar security forces raping Rohingya women

EXCLUSIVE: New allegations of Myanmar security forces raping Rohingya women

July 4, 2017 0

Myanmar security forces allegedly raped as many as 13 women during “clearance” operations following an explosion in May that was reportedly detonated by ethnic Rohingya insurgents, according to rights groups and witnesses.

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EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan recruiting Taliban fighters into pro-government militias

EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan recruiting Taliban fighters into pro-government militias

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 3, 2017 0

Pakistan waged a bloody offensive for years to drive Islamist militants out of Afghan border regions, but now some Taliban factions are regrouping, only this time with the government’s blessing, according to opposition

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EU needs to offer work visas to bring migration under control

EU needs to offer work visas to bring migration under control

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

As migration is now viewed as an almost existential crisis for the European Union, it can be easy to forget that the EU developed a centralised policy on the matter only in the past two years.

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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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Starvation threatens hundreds trapped by fighting in Philippine city

Starvation threatens hundreds trapped by fighting in Philippine city

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 19, 2017 0

Civilians who fled the Philippine city of Marawi report seeing hundreds of bodies in the streets after weeks of fighting between government and Islamist forces

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