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Donors talk big $ on Iraq reconstruction, but Mosul residents go it alone

Donors talk big $ on Iraq reconstruction, but Mosul residents go it alone

February 14, 2018 0

Happy cries of children on reopened fairground rides in east Mosul echo out across the placid expanse of the Tigris River while Muhunnad, 27, stands on top of the ruins of his former

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It is time to end the child soldier stereotype

It is time to end the child soldier stereotype

February 9, 2018 0

From Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo to Myanmar and Nigeria, countless children remain trapped in armed conflict.   The UN Secretary General’s 2017 Report on Children and Armed Conflict names 56

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Yemen PR wars: Saudi Arabia employs UK/US firms to push multi-billion dollar aid plan

Yemen PR wars: Saudi Arabia employs UK/US firms to push multi-billion dollar aid plan

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 6, 2018 0

Saudi Arabia has recruited an array of foreign consultants and public relations firms to draw up and promote its new multi-billion dollar aid plan for Yemen, one that could reduce imports of vital

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Prison or deportation: The impossible choice for asylum seekers in Israel

Prison or deportation: The impossible choice for asylum seekers in Israel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 31, 2018 0

Just two months from now, the Israeli government says it will begin indefinitely imprisoning asylum seekers who refuse deportation. IRIN Middle East Editor Annie Slemrod explores what this means for the tens of

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EVENT: Humanitarian crises in the spotlight at Davos

EVENT: Humanitarian crises in the spotlight at Davos

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 23, 2018 0

While 2017 was tough, the humanitarian horizon suggests 2018 will be even worse . This week, IRIN is at the World Economic Forum in Davos where we will be discussing crises to look

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Turkey, Assad offensives bring new displacement crisis in Syria

Turkey, Assad offensives bring new displacement crisis in Syria

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 23, 2018 0

  A Syrian government offensive in northwestern Syria has already forced more than 200,000 civilians to flee in less than a month, with tens of thousands more at risk as fighting escalates. And

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What you need to know now about cuts to the UN’s agency for Palestine refugees

What you need to know now about cuts to the UN’s agency for Palestine refugees

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 17, 2018 0

The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees says it is facing “the gravest financial crisis” in its history after the United States announced it was holding back planned funding. But the agency is

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Five migration trends to watch in 2018

Five migration trends to watch in 2018

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 17, 2018 0

2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa . But behind this rising tide of forced displacement was an isolationist and xenophobic political backdrop that

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Syria 2018: 5 key factors to watch

Syria 2018: 5 key factors to watch

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 16, 2018 0

After a string of breakthroughs in 2016 and 2017 , President Bashar al-Assad’s government now has the clear upper hand in Syria’s long war.   Out east, the so-called Islamic State has been

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“If the war doesn’t kill us, the food prices will”

“If the war doesn’t kill us, the food prices will”

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 10, 2018 0

Three-year-old Walid sits on a hospital bed, his bones and veins visible through his skin, tugging at the intravenous drip that is keeping him alive.   He’s one of only five kids being

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