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Syria: Return of the red line

Syria: Return of the red line

April 26, 2017 0

As Syria’s warring parties take stock of US President Donald Trump’s cruise missile strike and of his warnings against the use of chemical weapons, the dominant theme seems to be one of confusion.

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Threatened attack on Yemen port will trigger catastrophe, aid groups warn

Threatened attack on Yemen port will trigger catastrophe, aid groups warn

April 25, 2017 0

Aid groups in Yemen are warning that an impending assault by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition on the rebel-held western port of Hodeida could tip the country into famine.   “It would be catastrophic,

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Captive IS fighters face extrajudicial killings on fringes of Mosul conflict

Captive IS fighters face extrajudicial killings on fringes of Mosul conflict

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 25, 2017 0

On the main road into east Mosul, a rotting skeleton swings from a post outside a row of bullet-riddled shops. What was once a brain lolls horribly from an eye socket in front

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Decree 66: The blueprint for al-Assad’s reconstruction of Syria?

Decree 66: The blueprint for al-Assad’s reconstruction of Syria?

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 20, 2017 0

With violence in Syria ongoing and even hitting new lows , talk of rebuilding the devastated country might seem premature. But work is already under way, at least in one corner of southwestern

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Peace talks in Nigeria, chemicals in Syria, and a political meltdown in Afghanistan: The cheat sheet

Peace talks in Nigeria, chemicals in Syria, and a political meltdown in Afghanistan: The cheat sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 14, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors looks ahead at what’s on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Talking to Boko Haram

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“The right side of history” – Gambians seek justice after Jammeh’s fall

“The right side of history” – Gambians seek justice after Jammeh’s fall

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 13, 2017 0

A year ago, opposition activist Solo Sandeng led the first march in over decade to call for free elections in Gambia. Although the demonstration was a catalyst for the ouster of autocrat Yahya

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Techno-utopian solutions to Syria’s refugee crisis fall short

Techno-utopian solutions to Syria’s refugee crisis fall short

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 11, 2017 0

In a dull, pre-fabricated caravan in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, a group of Syrian children marvel at brand-new laptops and tablets, tapping out words. In another corner, a clutch of youngsters, many in

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Ethiopia extends emergency as old antagonisms fester

Ethiopia extends emergency as old antagonisms fester

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 3, 2017 0

The Ethiopian government has extended a nationwide state of emergency for four months, hailing it as successful in restoring stability after almost a year of popular protests and crackdowns that cost hundreds of

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New Gambia, new migration?

New Gambia, new migration?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 28, 2017 0

“I am very happy to be home,” said 18-year-old Mohammed Nyabally, sitting on the steps of his uncle’s house in Serekunda, a town near The Gambia’s coast. Just two weeks earlier, he was

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Why there’s no need to panic on UN peacekeeping cuts

Why there’s no need to panic on UN peacekeeping cuts

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 24, 2017 0

Fears are growing that the UN will be forced to drastically cut peacekeeping missions at President Donald Trump’s behest. Fortunately, it's a lot more complicated than that. First, Trump has to get his proposed budget

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