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The real crisis in North Korea is not the one you’ve been hearing about

The real crisis in North Korea is not the one you’ve been hearing about

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 18, 2017 0

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been in the news a lot lately, with the DPRK testing new missiles and the United States moving a naval strike group off the Korean peninsula. The

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A country 'on its knees': Cholera takes hold in war-weary Yemen

A country 'on its knees': Cholera takes hold in war-weary Yemen

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

Without urgent assistance, cholera is poised to spread and bring another level of misery to the humanitarian disaster in Yemen

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Kashmir earthquake: What happened to 12 years and $6 billion?

Kashmir earthquake: What happened to 12 years and $6 billion?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 12, 2017 0

In the village of Pehlwan, in the mountains of northern Pakistan, two schools have been under construction for more than a decade since being destroyed by an earthquake. They both still lack roofs.  

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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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