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Aid agencies withdraw from Afghanistan’s north

Aid agencies withdraw from Afghanistan’s north

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 5, 2015 0

KABUL 05 October 2015 (IRIN) - The United Nations has evacuated staff from areas of northern Afghanistan where a suspected American airstrike hit a clinic run by Médecins Sans Frontières, forcing it to

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Will UN report bring justice for Sri Lanka war victims?

Will UN report bring justice for Sri Lanka war victims?

September 2, 2015 0

UNNICHCHI, SRI LANKA 02 September 2015 (IRIN) - After acceding to the Sri Lankan government’s request to delay by six months a report examining crimes committed during Sri Lanka's civil war, the Geneva-based

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Will Thailand deport Uighurs who fled China?

Will Thailand deport Uighurs who fled China?

August 27, 2015 0

BANGKOK 27 August 2015 (IRIN) - Despite Thailand's recent deportation of 109 ethnic Uighurs to China where they could face torture, about 60 members of the persecuted minority who remain in detention are

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Hunger in the jungle as Myanmar blocks aid

Hunger in the jungle as Myanmar blocks aid

August 17, 2015 0

YANGON 17 August 2015 (IRIN) - Local aid groups and the United Nations are urging Myanmar to allow access to about 1,400 people who are running out of food in makeshift camps in

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Why helicopters matter in Nepal

Why helicopters matter in Nepal

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 10, 2015 0

YANGON 10 August 2015 (IRIN) - The United Nations warned on Monday that it will be forced to ground its fleet of six helicopters in Nepal – which are being used for post-earthquake

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Will the UN’s Gaza report force change?

Will the UN’s Gaza report force change?

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 22, 2015 0

JERUSALEM 22 June 2015 (IRIN) - A United Nations investigation accusing Israel and Palestinian armed groups of alleged war crimes in last summer’s Gaza conflict has caused a stir, but will it make

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Meet the local volunteers behind Nepal’s aid effort

Meet the local volunteers behind Nepal’s aid effort

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 3, 2015 0

LALITPUR 03 May 2015 (IRIN) - When residents of Nepal's remote Dalchowki village first received assistance after last week's earthquake knocked most of their homes to the ground, they were greeted not by

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Stranded Syrians at "serious risk" of losing refugee status in Lebanon

Stranded Syrians at "serious risk" of losing refugee status in Lebanon

March 16, 2015 0

BEIRUT 16 March 2015 (IRIN) - Hundreds of thousands of Syrians in Lebanon are at risk of losing their refugee status due to new visa rules, the United Nations has warned. >

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"Let’s finish the job" : UN Ebola envoy

"Let’s finish the job" : UN Ebola envoy

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 16, 2015 0

DAKAR 16 March 2015 (IRIN) - At the height of the Ebola outbreak in September, the United Nations appointed public health expert Dr. David Nabarro as its Special Envoy on Ebola.

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“Please don’t let up now, let’s finish the job” : UN Ebola envoy

“Please don’t let up now, let’s finish the job” : UN Ebola envoy

March 13, 2015 0

DAKAR 13 March 2015 (IRIN) - At the height of the Ebola outbreak in September, the United Nations appointed public health expert Dr. David Nabarro as its Special Envoy on Ebola. He spoke

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