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Can de-radicalisation be taught at school?

Can de-radicalisation be taught at school?

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

Until recently, Fazal Akbar survived by begging on the streets of the Pakistani city of Peshawar after his mother died of cancer and his father was killed in a suicide bombing. Now, he

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Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

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

The female suicide bomber has become the signature weapon of the Nigerian jihadist group, Boko Haram. Women have strapped explosives to their bodies in other recent conflicts – from Chechnya to Iraq, from

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What ​will​ happen to migrants returned to Turkey?

What ​will​ happen to migrants returned to Turkey?

April 12, 2016 0

Last Monday, 202 migrants were put on ferries from Greece and deported back to Turkey. As the first group to be returned under the EU’s migration deal with Turkey, their departure from the

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What ​will​ happen to migrants returned to Turkey?

What ​will​ happen to migrants returned to Turkey?

April 12, 2016 0

Last Monday, 202 migrants were put on ferries from Greece and deported back to Turkey. As the first group to be returned under the EU’s migration deal with Turkey, their departure from the

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Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 6, 2016 0

It’s busy times for the vaccine industry – a new vaccine against dengue fever has been deployed in the Philippines, research for a vaccine against Zika virus is gaining steam (although questions remain

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Little to go home to in war-torn Pakistan

Little to go home to in war-torn Pakistan

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 4, 2016 0

Pakistan’s military says it’s in the final phase of operations to clear militants from areas near the Afghanistan border, and the government plans to return those displaced by the fighting by the end

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139 children die in one month in drought-hit Pakistan district

139 children die in one month in drought-hit Pakistan district

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 4, 2016 0

THARPARKAR DISTRICT, PAKISTAN 04 February 2016 (IRIN) - At least 139 children died of waterborne disease in January in Pakistan's impoverished desert district of Tharparkar, which has been devastated by drought since 2013.

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Snow falls on Pakistan’s shelterless quake victims

Snow falls on Pakistan’s shelterless quake victims

November 20, 2015 0

PESHAWAR 20 November 2015 (IRIN) - Weeks after an earthquake hit Pakistan and Afghanistan, those who lost their homes are living in tents as snow begins to fall and temperatures drop below zero.

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Bureaucracy blocks earthquake aid in Pakistan

Bureaucracy blocks earthquake aid in Pakistan

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 30, 2015 0

PESHAWAR 30 October 2015 (IRIN) - International relief agencies are unable to reach some areas in Pakistan that were devastated by this week’s earthquake, because government authorities have not granted them permission to

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Pakistan quake: new building codes largely unenforced

Pakistan quake: new building codes largely unenforced

October 27, 2015 0

ISLAMABAD 27 October 2015 (IRIN) - Pakistan added detailed seismic provisions to its national building code in 2007, but they have gone largely unenforced.

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