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Preying on disaster: How human trafficking has spiked in quake-shattered Nepal

Preying on disaster: How human trafficking has spiked in quake-shattered Nepal

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

Out of desperation, many Nepalis seek to leave their devastated country to work overseas, only to fall into the hands of traffickers

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Captive IS fighters face extrajudicial killings on fringes of Mosul conflict

Captive IS fighters face extrajudicial killings on fringes of Mosul conflict

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 25, 2017 0

On the main road into east Mosul, a rotting skeleton swings from a post outside a row of bullet-riddled shops. What was once a brain lolls horribly from an eye socket in front

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As quake-prone Asia urbanises, shoddy construction raises disaster risk

As quake-prone Asia urbanises, shoddy construction raises disaster risk

April 19, 2017 0

Building codes are often unenforced in the world’s most populous and quake-prone continent

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Peace talks in Nigeria, chemicals in Syria, and a political meltdown in Afghanistan: The cheat sheet

Peace talks in Nigeria, chemicals in Syria, and a political meltdown in Afghanistan: The cheat sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 14, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors looks ahead at what’s on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Talking to Boko Haram

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Pakistan investigating NGOs accused of promoting blasphemy and pornography

Pakistan investigating NGOs accused of promoting blasphemy and pornography

April 14, 2017 0

Pakistan is investigating over a dozen NGOs for allegedly promoting blasphemy and pornography on social media – a potentially deadly move dismissed by rights activists as the latest in an ongoing crackdown on

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Pushed out of Pakistan into war-torn Afghanistan, refugees are told to be ‘patient’

Pushed out of Pakistan into war-torn Afghanistan, refugees are told to be ‘patient’

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 13, 2017 0

Afghan refugees pressured by Pakistan to return to their volatile homeland where they face hunger and homelessness should be “patient”, according to an official who said his government plans to eventually offer more

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China to relocate millions of people away from disaster zones

China to relocate millions of people away from disaster zones

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 11, 2017 0

China is using mass relocations to fight poverty and risks from natural disasters

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Can $10 billion and political reforms bring peace to Pakistan’s restive frontier?

Can $10 billion and political reforms bring peace to Pakistan’s restive frontier?

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 5, 2017 0

Haibat Khan was teaching under an open sky. Over the heads of a dozen young students sitting on a plastic mat on the ground, he could see mountains stretching into the distance from the Pakistani

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UN convenes Rohingya abuse investigation, but Myanmar says it won’t cooperate

UN convenes Rohingya abuse investigation, but Myanmar says it won’t cooperate

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 4, 2017 0

Myanmar is reluctant to allow investigators to visit alleged crime scenes, so what can the fact-finding mission achieve?

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Bellicose North Korea gives aid donors the jitters

Bellicose North Korea gives aid donors the jitters

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

The long winter is ending in North Korea, and another season of bombast is about to begin.  From April to September, a series of holidays will almost inevitably be accompanied by bellicose statements

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