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SLIDESHOW: Syria’s rising displacement crisis

SLIDESHOW: Syria’s rising displacement crisis

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 2, 2013 0

DUBAI 02 January 2013 (IRIN) - "There is no safe place in Syria any more." The words of one displaced man may be a bit of an exaggeration, but they are symptomatic of

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TURKEY: Syrian refugees choosing to work risk exploitation

TURKEY: Syrian refugees choosing to work risk exploitation

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 26, 2012 0

ISTANBUL 26 December 2012 (IRIN) - The ruinous state of the Syrian economy after 18 months of civil war has left few options for young men trying to support their families without taking

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Egypt’s poor hit hardest as political tensions persist

Egypt’s poor hit hardest as political tensions persist

December 26, 2012 0

GIZA 26 December 2012 (IRIN) - For the first time in months, Hussein Mohamed, a 50-year-old civil servant from the Giza Governorate neighbourhood of Imbaba, northern Cairo, has had to tell his wife

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EGYPT: Poor hit hardest as political tensions persist

EGYPT: Poor hit hardest as political tensions persist

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 25, 2012 0

GIZA 25 December 2012 (IRIN) - For the first time in months, Hussein Mohamed, a 50-year-old civil servant from the Giza Governorate neighbourhood of Imbaba, northern Cairo, has had to tell his wife

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LEBANON: Meagre job prospects for Syrian refugees

LEBANON: Meagre job prospects for Syrian refugees

December 24, 2012 0

BEIRUT 24 December 2012 (IRIN) - For the roughly 120,000 registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon winter means not just freezing temperatures but also fewer jobs, especially in rural areas. >

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LEBANON: Meagre job prospects for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

LEBANON: Meagre job prospects for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 24, 2012 0

BEIRUT 24 December 2012 (IRIN) - For the roughly 120,000 registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon winter means not just freezing temperatures but also fewer jobs, especially in rural areas. >

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FILM: Where the war still echoes – Syrian refugees in Jordan

FILM: Where the war still echoes – Syrian refugees in Jordan

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 21, 2012 0

NAIROBI 21 December 2012 (IRIN) - By the end of 2012, as it neared the end of its second year, the conflict between Syrian rebels and the government had killed tens of thousands

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Analysis: The beginnings of transitional justice in Syria

Analysis: The beginnings of transitional justice in Syria

December 14, 2012 0

ISTANBUL 14 December 2012 (IRIN) - When Mohamed* first got involved in human rights work in Syria, his idea of documenting crimes was to visit a crime scene with a cell phone and

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SYRIA: Bread shortages rising

SYRIA: Bread shortages rising

December 13, 2012 0

DAMASCUS 13 December 2012 (IRIN) - When Bashar Akkad recently visited Syria’s northern, government-controlled town of al-Raqqah, hotel staff did not serve him breakfast. >

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YEMEN: Wind and solar energy fall short of potential

YEMEN: Wind and solar energy fall short of potential

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 6, 2012 0

SANA’A 06 December 2012 (IRIN) - Thirteen years ago electronics retailer Abdulmajeed al-Wahbani was one of the first people in Yemen to venture into the solar power business. So far the gamble has

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