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It is time to end the child soldier stereotype

It is time to end the child soldier stereotype

February 9, 2018 0

From Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo to Myanmar and Nigeria, countless children remain trapped in armed conflict.   The UN Secretary General’s 2017 Report on Children and Armed Conflict names 56

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Yemen PR wars: Saudi Arabia employs UK/US firms to push multi-billion dollar aid plan

Yemen PR wars: Saudi Arabia employs UK/US firms to push multi-billion dollar aid plan

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 6, 2018 0

Saudi Arabia has recruited an array of foreign consultants and public relations firms to draw up and promote its new multi-billion dollar aid plan for Yemen, one that could reduce imports of vital

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EVENT: Humanitarian crises in the spotlight at Davos

EVENT: Humanitarian crises in the spotlight at Davos

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 23, 2018 0

While 2017 was tough, the humanitarian horizon suggests 2018 will be even worse . This week, IRIN is at the World Economic Forum in Davos where we will be discussing crises to look

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In northern Myanmar, a long-forgotten conflict flares out of view

In northern Myanmar, a long-forgotten conflict flares out of view

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 18, 2018 0

Doi Ra hid with her family in an outhouse toilet as the soldiers gathered up the men from her village, blindfolded them, and tied their hands together.

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Red flags, rising Tunisians, and Myanmar’s Rakhine: The Cheat Sheet

Red flags, rising Tunisians, and Myanmar’s Rakhine: The Cheat Sheet

January 12, 2018 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:   Red flags in Côte d'Ivoire  

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African cities – time for urgent reform

African cities – time for urgent reform

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 11, 2017 0

Africa is urbanising at an incredible rate, but its cities are not delivering the opportunities and better lives such dynamism deserves. Instead, they’re typically noxious, dysfunctional sinks; their inhabitants trapped in poverty and neglect.

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Security lapses at aid agency leave beneficiary data at risk

Security lapses at aid agency leave beneficiary data at risk

November 27, 2017 0

Aid agencies have put some projects on hold while reviewing the security of a popular online system for handling aid distributions, IRIN has learnt.

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EU fails to identify and protect gay, lesbian, and transgender asylum seekers

EU fails to identify and protect gay, lesbian, and transgender asylum seekers

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 20, 2017 0

Daar* was scared to tell anyone he was gay, let alone the foreign officials who held his future in their hands.   So when the 28-year-old Syrian from Damascus had his first interview

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Rohingya death count, war games, and a non-coup in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

Rohingya death count, war games, and a non-coup in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 17, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:   Plus ç a change in Zimbabwe

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‘I have to help my family’

‘I have to help my family’

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

The boy took a deep breath before lifting up two bags full of red bricks, balancing the load on his shoulders. The sun burned his bare feet as he walked through the refugee

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