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Community schools spring up in Kashmir, where education is under attack

Community schools spring up in Kashmir, where education is under attack

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 29, 2016 0

Someone is burning down schools in Indian-administered Kashmir, but a group of local teachers is refusing to let students lose out on their education and has organised community-run establishments.

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Buddhist aid workers face backlash for helping Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

Buddhist aid workers face backlash for helping Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 15, 2016 0

Soe Aung works for an international aid agency in his hometown of Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine State. It’s a good job, but he isn’t eager to discuss it in a public

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Will the UN become complicit in Pakistan’s illegal return of Afghan refugees?

Will the UN become complicit in Pakistan’s illegal return of Afghan refugees?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 10, 2016 0

The UN’s refugee agency may become complicit in a violation of international law if it restarts a programme in March that assists Pakistan in forcing Afghan refugees over the border into their war-torn

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La sélection d’IRIN : Nauru, le Liban, Haïti, la Haye et Genève

La sélection d’IRIN : Nauru, le Liban, Haïti, la Haye et Genève

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 21, 2016 0

Chaque semaine, les journalistes d’IRIN vous offrent une sélection des ressources les plus importantes et les plus intéressantes qu’ils ont repérées. Voici la liste des lectures humanitaires de cette semaine. La CPI, « une

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The politics of food aid in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

The politics of food aid in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 11, 2016 0

In Myanmar’s Rakhine state, even food is political.  Sectarian tensions have simmered for decades here on the country’s western frontier with Bangladesh, and they exploded with deadly violence in 2012 when mobs of

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No way home: time runs out for Bhutanese refugees in Nepal

No way home: time runs out for Bhutanese refugees in Nepal

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 7, 2016 0

The monsoon is in its last throes here on Nepal’s eastern frontier. As another deluge begins, Karna Rai takes shelter in a makeshift teashop in the Beldangi refugee camp where he has lived for

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Afghanistan overwhelmed as refugees return from Pakistan

Afghanistan overwhelmed as refugees return from Pakistan

September 13, 2016 0

A humanitarian crisis is looming in Afghanistan as 5,000 refugees return each day from Pakistan, where they are being pressured to leave and join hundreds of thousands already displaced by war at home. 

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How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami?

How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami?

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2016 0

On Boxing Day 2004, a 9.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra, triggering a series of tsunamis with waves up to 30 metres (100 feet) high that killed an estimated 230,000

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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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