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EXCLUSIVE: UN warns Myanmar that demolishing Rohingya homes will ‘heighten tensions’

EXCLUSIVE: UN warns Myanmar that demolishing Rohingya homes will ‘heighten tensions’

January 2, 2017 0

The UN has warned authorities that plans to demolish hundreds of homes belonging to ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims will “heighten tensions” in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where the military is accused of abusing civilians

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Humanitarian headlines of 2016 by the numbers

Humanitarian headlines of 2016 by the numbers

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 30, 2016 0

From Syria to Afghanistan to South Sudan, 2016 has seen some of the worst humanitarian crises in living memory. As we look to the new year ahead, here are some numbers we shouldn't

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Myanmar denials, making peace in Yemen, and 2017: IRIN Top Picks

Myanmar denials, making peace in Yemen, and 2017: IRIN Top Picks

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 23, 2016 0

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analyses and features to academic studies and podcasts: Making peace in Yemen This

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Myanmar says Rohingya rape and abuse allegations “made-up”, despite mounting evidence

Myanmar says Rohingya rape and abuse allegations “made-up”, despite mounting evidence

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 22, 2016 0

One by one, seven Myanmar soldiers raped Yasmin in her home, as she stifled her screams for fear of being murdered.   Sixteen days ago, the military attacked Mukhtar’s village, and now the

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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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