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Pakistan’s new NGO tax will hurt those most at risk, say humanitarians

Pakistan’s new NGO tax will hurt those most at risk, say humanitarians

August 8, 2017 0

Pakistan’s new tax on non-profit groups will force humanitarian agencies to cut back on services to some of the most vulnerable people in the country, NGO workers say.

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The Somali pirates are back (SPOILER ALERT: they never really left)

The Somali pirates are back (SPOILER ALERT: they never really left)

July 19, 2017 0

A pirate with a full beard makes an ironic salute as I walk towards him across the red gravel of the prison yard in Garowe, the capital of the Somali region of Puntland.

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EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan recruiting Taliban fighters into pro-government militias

EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan recruiting Taliban fighters into pro-government militias

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

Pakistan waged a bloody offensive for years to drive Islamist militants out of Afghan border regions, but now some Taliban factions are regrouping, only this time with the government’s blessing, according to opposition

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IRIN wins top Asia award for video reporting

IRIN wins top Asia award for video reporting

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 15, 2017 0

We are delighted to announce that the Society of Publishers in Asia has recognised IRIN's outstanding work in the region with an overall win in the video reporting category and an honourable mention for

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Martial law in Mindanao, Trump’s plans for Somalia and global humanitarian attitudes: The Cheat Sheet

Martial law in Mindanao, Trump’s plans for Somalia and global humanitarian attitudes: The Cheat Sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 26, 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: What will martial law

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Pakistan investigating NGOs accused of promoting blasphemy and pornography

Pakistan investigating NGOs accused of promoting blasphemy and pornography

April 14, 2017 0

Pakistan is investigating over a dozen NGOs for allegedly promoting blasphemy and pornography on social media – a potentially deadly move dismissed by rights activists as the latest in an ongoing crackdown on

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Pushed out of Pakistan into war-torn Afghanistan, refugees are told to be ‘patient’

Pushed out of Pakistan into war-torn Afghanistan, refugees are told to be ‘patient’

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

Afghan refugees pressured by Pakistan to return to their volatile homeland where they face hunger and homelessness should be “patient”, according to an official who said his government plans to eventually offer more

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Can $10 billion and political reforms bring peace to Pakistan’s restive frontier?

Can $10 billion and political reforms bring peace to Pakistan’s restive frontier?

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 5, 2017 0

Haibat Khan was teaching under an open sky. Over the heads of a dozen young students sitting on a plastic mat on the ground, he could see mountains stretching into the distance from the Pakistani

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Why is the so-called Islamic State attacking Sufis?

Why is the so-called Islamic State attacking Sufis?

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 2, 2017 0

Zahid Hussain has been preaching tolerance at the Bari Imam Sufi Muslim shrine in Pakistan’s capital for 30 years, but it is that very message that now requires the shrine to be barricaded

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Post-quake Nepal: No country for old women

Post-quake Nepal: No country for old women

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 1, 2017 0

Laxmi Devishretha hasn’t spoken for a week.

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