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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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How a gold mine has brought only misery in Liberia

How a gold mine has brought only misery in Liberia

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 21, 2017 0

The maths was merciless. Siah* had the equivalent of $5 in her pocket but needed $15 to treat her youngest son Joseph’s malaria. She had travelled an hour to the nearest clinic only

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