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Barefoot flight from Mosul: The long road to safety

Barefoot flight from Mosul: The long road to safety

March 9, 2017 0

A thin, dark column of figures winds across the barren hills on the outskirts of west Mosul, through clouds of dust thrown up by mortars falling around them. With wide, fearful eyes in

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EXCLUSIVE: UN says Rohingya malnutrition rates rising during Myanmar military operations

EXCLUSIVE: UN says Rohingya malnutrition rates rising during Myanmar military operations

January 12, 2017 0

Military counterinsurgency operations are causing widespread hunger and malnutrition among Myanmar’s oppressed Rohingya minority, according to internal UN reports that directly contradict government statements.

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On the road to Mosul, liberation comes tinged with sectarian suspicion

On the road to Mosul, liberation comes tinged with sectarian suspicion

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 29, 2016 0

Dust-covered children collected useful-looking pieces of rubbish or food discarded by soldiers. They tossed them into grubby sacks as they walked along the roadside, towards the frontline of Iraq’s offensive against so-called Islamic

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Forget about antiquities; what about Palmyra’s civilians?

Forget about antiquities; what about Palmyra’s civilians?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 4, 2016 0

“People are more important than ruins.” So says Hassan Ahmed, a former resident of Palmyra, which the Syrian army took last week after 10 months under the control of the so-called Islamic State

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Life gets crowded on the bottom rung in Yemen

Life gets crowded on the bottom rung in Yemen

March 24, 2016 0

Before war ravaged Yemen, the country’s black citizens occupied the lowest rung on the societal ladder. Poorer than the poorest of other Yemenis, the group, usually called the Akhdam (servants) prefer to be

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Is Ivory Coast attack the new normal?

Is Ivory Coast attack the new normal?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 14, 2016 0

The attacks that killed 16 people yesterday at a beach resort in Cote d’Ivoire were shocking and brutal, but not entirely unexpected. Security experts had been warning that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

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Menan Samy: "I don’t know how people will go back to living together after what happened"

Menan Samy: "I don’t know how people will go back to living together after what happened"

August 15, 2013 0

DUBAI 15 August 2013 (IRIN) - Among at least 525 people killed yesterday when Egyptian security forces moved to clear a weeks-long sit-in were two members of a civil society group promoting non-violence,

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YEMEN: Adel Aklin – Teacher, Yemen

YEMEN: Adel Aklin – Teacher, Yemen

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 6, 2012 0

SANA’A 06 December 2012 (IRIN) - Adel Aklin, 48, an Arabic teacher in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, has seen his income fall because of the dearth of foreigners who have been scared away

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