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Islamic State ramps up recruitment in Pakistan

Islamic State ramps up recruitment in Pakistan

January 11, 2017 0

Obaid Khan was planning to join Pakistan’s public school system as a teacher after finishing his undergraduate degree in May this year. Instead, he dropped out of university to join the so-called Islamic

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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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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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Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

September 9, 2016 0

In a sign of its commitment to ending the ethnic wars that have bedeviled Myanmar for six decades, the country’s first civilian-led government in half a century held a four-day peace conference last

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Top Picks: Asylum flaws, agri-food, and arsenic in the water

Top Picks: Asylum flaws, agri-food, and arsenic in the water

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 8, 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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Bangladesh’s climate change migrants

Bangladesh’s climate change migrants

November 13, 2015 0

DHAKA 13 November 2015 (IRIN) - Farmland is being lost to climate change in Bangladesh, driving mass migration to slums. But the slums are at risk too, as rising sea levels and melting

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All at sea: what lies behind Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis?

All at sea: what lies behind Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis?

May 15, 2015 0

OXFORD 15 May 2015 (IRIN) - The plight of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers from Myanmar and Bangladesh, left adrift without food and water for nearly a week, has all the hallmarks

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Bangladesh’s Rohingya camps – promise or peril?

Bangladesh’s Rohingya camps – promise or peril?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 25, 2014 0

COX'S BAZAR 25 November 2014 (IRIN) - Bangladesh's announcement that it will move two camps housing some 30,000 officially documented Rohingya refugees has heightened anxieties among the Muslim minority, who fled persecution in

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Concern over Bangladesh move to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar

Concern over Bangladesh move to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar

September 4, 2014 0

DHAKA 04 September 2014 (IRIN) - Bangladesh announced this week that it will send back over 2,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, stoking concerns about the prospect of returning them to an increasingly

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Bangladesh floods test disaster response improvements

Bangladesh floods test disaster response improvements

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 2, 2014 0

DHAKA 02 September 2014 (IRIN) - Floods triggered by two weeks of intense rain have affected two million people in northern Bangladesh and left up to half a million homeless. While the country’s

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