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Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

IRIN editors have scanned the humanitarian horizon to get you up to speed with this forward-looking weekly digest:   CAR risks return to civil war   Central African Republic is on the brink

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The Kurdish struggle in northern Syria

The Kurdish struggle in northern Syria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

While Iraq’s Kurds may vote to become independent in 10 days time, officials in the neighbouring Kurdish-run Democratic Federation of Northern Syria promise they have no intention to secede, even if they could.

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Rohingya refugees overwhelm aid groups in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees overwhelm aid groups in Bangladesh

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

There are two lines on the edges of the Naf River: on one side, refugees in ragged clothing, waiting to cross and leave Myanmar behind; on the other, Bangladeshis ready to welcome them

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A country called Kurdistan?

A country called Kurdistan?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 13, 2017 0

Is independence around the corner for Iraq's Kurds

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Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

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

An unfolding humanitarian emergency along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border is intensifying pressure on the UN to take action, with fears that an unprecedented exodus of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military clampdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine

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In Marawi, ending a siege is just the beginning

In Marawi, ending a siege is just the beginning

September 12, 2017 0

For civilians in a besieged Philippine city, it’s hard to know who to be angry with most

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Hurricane Irma inequality, Rohingya aid strain, and a Kurdish state? The Cheat Sheet

Hurricane Irma inequality, Rohingya aid strain, and a Kurdish state? The Cheat Sheet

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

Our weekly round-up of hot humanitarian topics

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Hurricane versus Monsoon

Hurricane versus Monsoon

August 31, 2017 0

How Harvey swamps the media, as well as Texas.  News drives donations; media neglect might be fatal

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Killings spark fear, rumours in Rohingya refugee camps

Killings spark fear, rumours in Rohingya refugee camps

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 28, 2017 0

Rohingya refugees came to Bangladesh in their thousands from Myanmar, seeking safety. But lawlessness reigns in the makeshift camps

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Afghanistan redux, mind your language, and Angola’s First Family

Afghanistan redux, mind your language, and Angola’s First Family

August 25, 2017 0

President Joao Lourenco – can he escape “the family”? It’s no surprise, Angola’s next president is going to be Joao Lourenco . The big question is can the party loyalist and former general

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