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Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 27, 2017 0

Cameroonian soldiers are using “extreme physical violence” to force tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency to return to northeastern Nigeria, Human Rights Watch has warned.

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UN under fire even as Pakistan lifts Afghan deportation order

UN under fire even as Pakistan lifts Afghan deportation order

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 13, 2017 0

Pakistan has backed off threats to deport more than two million Afghans starting next month, but the refugees are still under intense pressure to leave and the UN is accused of complicity in

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The “buffer zone” plan for 70,000 stranded Syrian refugees

The “buffer zone” plan for 70,000 stranded Syrian refugees

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 7, 2016 0

Blocked from entering Jordan, some 70,000 Syrians are camped out near a border crossing known as Rukban, one of two locations where refugees and asylum seekers are marooned in a demilitarised zone a

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Myanmar refugees in China caught between political fault lines

Myanmar refugees in China caught between political fault lines

March 16, 2016 0

More than one year after war erupted between Myanmar’s military and an ethnic insurgent group, thousands of refugees who crossed the border into China are ignored by both governments as well as the

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The Turkmen loophole

The Turkmen loophole

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

While tens of thousands of Syrians are stranded on the border with Turkey after fleeing Aleppo and are unable to cross, a smaller group in the western province of Latakia has found a

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Fuel shortage threatens Nepal aid as winter comes

Fuel shortage threatens Nepal aid as winter comes

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 12, 2015 0

DELHI 12 October 2015 (IRIN) - Almost six months after Nepal was devastated by a massive earthquake, relief efforts are literally running on fumes. Tankers are unable to drive across the border from

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Venezuela crackdown forces out Colombian migrants

Venezuela crackdown forces out Colombian migrants

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 3, 2015 0

CUCUTA/PUERTO SANTANDER 03 September 2015 (IRIN) - Venezuela has embarked on a campaign to deport Colombian migrants and refugees it accuses of involvement in cross-border smuggling. The arrival of thousands of returnees at

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Refugees pour into Cameroon fearing Boko Haram

Refugees pour into Cameroon fearing Boko Haram

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 10, 2015 0

MINAWAO, CAMEROON 10 August 2015 (IRIN) - Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria and along the Cameroonian border have caused a surge of refugees in recent weeks, most of them trying to flee

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Islamic State attack puts Kobani reconstruction at risk

Islamic State attack puts Kobani reconstruction at risk

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 26, 2015 0

BEIRUT 26 June 2015 (IRIN) - The Islamic State's daring attack on the Kurdish Syrian city of Kobani has left thousands of those who returned displaced again, including over 1,000 stranded on the

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Why isn’t Guinea-Bissau prepared for Ebola?

Why isn’t Guinea-Bissau prepared for Ebola?

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 2, 2015 0

DAKAR/BISSAU 02 June 2015 (IRIN) - The government of Guinea-Bissau has known for months about the risk of Ebola entering the country but it hasn't done enough to prepare. Now there is a

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