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Will the UN become complicit in Pakistan’s illegal return of Afghan refugees?

Will the UN become complicit in Pakistan’s illegal return of Afghan refugees?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 10, 2016 0

The UN’s refugee agency may become complicit in a violation of international law if it restarts a programme in March that assists Pakistan in forcing Afghan refugees over the border into their war-torn

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Top Picks: Rural Colombia, tweets in Ghana, and Halloween horror

Top Picks: Rural Colombia, tweets in Ghana, and Halloween horror

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 28, 2016 0

Every week, IRIN's editors offer a selection of important and/or interesting resources that may have flown under your radar. This week's humanitarian reading list: Colombia’s peace conundrum Colombia’s negative referendum result may have been

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Families torn apart as Pakistan forces Afghan refugees back over the border

Families torn apart as Pakistan forces Afghan refugees back over the border

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 26, 2016 0

Rakshe Kanwal is confonted with a cruel dilemma: follow her husband, who’s been deported from Pakistan to Afghanistan – where he was born and she has never been – or succumb to family

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Why are Afghan refugees being forced back to a worsening war?

Why are Afghan refugees being forced back to a worsening war?

October 24, 2016 0

The UN planned to provide assistance to about 250,000 displaced people in Afghanistan this year. Now it’s looking at a million — far more than the government and aid agencies are able to handle.

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As Islamist militancy wanes, Pakistan’s Pashto filmmakers bounce back

As Islamist militancy wanes, Pakistan’s Pashto filmmakers bounce back

September 28, 2016 0

Two years ago, Islamist militants were bombing cinemas in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and the region’s Pashto-language film industry had ground to halt. But security has improved dramatically, and Peshawar’s filmmakers are

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As Islamist militancy wanes, Pakistan’s Pashto-language filmmakers bounce back

As Islamist militancy wanes, Pakistan’s Pashto-language filmmakers bounce back

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 28, 2016 0

Two years ago, Islamist militants were bombing cinemas in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and the region’s Pashto-language film industry had ground to halt. But security has improved dramatically, and Peshawar’s filmmakers are

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Pellet guns out in deadly force in Kashmir, after court refuses ban

Pellet guns out in deadly force in Kashmir, after court refuses ban

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 27, 2016 0

A month after India’s home minister promised to consider replacing pellet guns with a less deadly form of crowd dispersal, the corridors of Srinagar’s biggest hospital are still lined with young men wearing

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Afghanistan overwhelmed as refugees return from Pakistan

Afghanistan overwhelmed as refugees return from Pakistan

September 13, 2016 0

A humanitarian crisis is looming in Afghanistan as 5,000 refugees return each day from Pakistan, where they are being pressured to leave and join hundreds of thousands already displaced by war at home. 

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How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami?

How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami?

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2016 0

On Boxing Day 2004, a 9.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra, triggering a series of tsunamis with waves up to 30 metres (100 feet) high that killed an estimated 230,000

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A bombing in Balochistan, South Sudan’s rape victims and Gaza’s unfulfilled promises

A bombing in Balochistan, South Sudan’s rape victims and Gaza’s unfulfilled promises

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 19, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. What's Happening in Pakistan's 'Most Complicated' Region?

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