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Polio to be wiped out globally this year: WHO

Polio to be wiped out globally this year: WHO

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 5, 2016 0

Huma Shazif had just vaccinated five children against polio in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar when the gunmen attacked. They sped off on a motorbike as her colleague lay dying on the ground

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Polio to be wiped out globally this year: WHO

Polio to be wiped out globally this year: WHO

August 5, 2016 0

Huma Shazif had just vaccinated five children against polio in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar when the gunmen attacked.

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Top Picks: Grotesque gap years, Iraq minorities, and a chance for peace

Top Picks: Grotesque gap years, Iraq minorities, and a chance for peace

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 8, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Four to read : Iraq's missing minorities As we

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Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

July 4, 2016 0

During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent visit to China, the two countries agreed to jointly fund a disaster response centre in Afghanistan. It was just the latest sign of China’s increasingly prominent role

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Welcome to India, a country with 18 million slaves

Welcome to India, a country with 18 million slaves

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 28, 2016 0

Two years ago, a man claiming to be an employment agent approached the mother of a 19-year-old woman with an offer: her daughter could work in a New Delhi household and send money

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Millions in asylum claim backlog

Millions in asylum claim backlog

June 20, 2016 0

The latest refugee and asylum figures, released by UNHCR today, show the global population of refugees rising to 16.1 million at the end of 2015. Africa, Asia and Europe all saw increases in refugee

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Fancy a holiday in a former Taliban stronghold?

Fancy a holiday in a former Taliban stronghold?

June 1, 2016 0

With peace returning to the Swat Valley, Pakistan has opened up the former tourism hotspot to visitors once again, but the army retains tight control as the threat from militants remains.    The

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Vaccine rolled out in Philippines offers new hope against dengue

Vaccine rolled out in Philippines offers new hope against dengue

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 24, 2016 0

Dengue is endemic in 100 countries and the leading cause of death for children in several Asian and Latin American countries. Now there’s a new weapon in the medical arsenal.

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Five countries where child soldiers are still recruited

Five countries where child soldiers are still recruited

May 17, 2016 0

Colombia’s largest guerrilla group has agreed to release all of its soldiers under age 15.

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Top Picks: Darfur, piracy, and a war crime unpunished?

Top Picks: Darfur, piracy, and a war crime unpunished?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 6, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top

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