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Humanitarian headlines of 2016 by the numbers

Humanitarian headlines of 2016 by the numbers

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 30, 2016 0

From Syria to Afghanistan to South Sudan, 2016 has seen some of the worst humanitarian crises in living memory. As we look to the new year ahead, here are some numbers we shouldn't

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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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Top Picks: Earthquakes, toys, and the deadliest route

Top Picks: Earthquakes, toys, and the deadliest route

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 26, 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.

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Polio to be wiped out globally this year: WHO

Polio to be wiped out globally this year: WHO

August 5, 2016 0

Huma Shazif had just vaccinated five children against polio in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar when the gunmen attacked.

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Polio to be wiped out globally this year: WHO

Polio to be wiped out globally this year: WHO

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 5, 2016 0

Huma Shazif had just vaccinated five children against polio in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar when the gunmen attacked. They sped off on a motorbike as her colleague lay dying on the ground

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World Vision "humanitarian hero" accused of funnelling millions to Hamas

World Vision "humanitarian hero" accused of funnelling millions to Hamas

August 4, 2016 0

Alleged fraud mastermind was nominated as a "humanitarian hero" in 2014 Germany, Australia, Gates Foundation among donors Scale of alleged fraud unclear World Vision and Hamas deny allegations The local head of Christian

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