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Child soldiers, Myanmar murders, and Venezuelan votes: The Cheat Sheet

Child soldiers, Myanmar murders, and Venezuelan votes: The Cheat Sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 14, 2017 0

Which humanitarian topics are on IRIN’s radar and should be on yours? Check out our curation of upcoming events, topical reports, opinion, and quality journalism:   The gag effect   It’s been nearly

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Aleppo militias become major test for Assad

Aleppo militias become major test for Assad

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 22, 2017 0

Earlier this month, thirteen-year-old Ahmed Jawish leant into a car to peddle gum and crackers from an Aleppo kerbside and something went terribly awry. The driver, a man wearing military fatigues, pulled out

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Mozambicans pay dearly for a president’s financial mistake

Mozambicans pay dearly for a president’s financial mistake

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 16, 2017 0

Diagnosed HIV-positive two years ago, Kayana Kandagona* suffers regular episodes of dizziness. However, this is not the cause of the 34-year-old’s anxiety as she waits for a routine appointment at a faith-based organisation’s

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Boko Haram: Nigeria winning the battle but losing the war?

Boko Haram: Nigeria winning the battle but losing the war?

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 4, 2017 0

“Prof” Usman Abakyari is instantly likeable.

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Besieged: A 360º experience in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

Besieged: A 360º experience in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 10, 2017 0

It’s the dry season in the Nuba Mountains, a time when the Sudanese government usually renews its offensive against the rebels holed up in the rocky fastness.

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Malnutrition rates in Nigeria “horrifying”

Malnutrition rates in Nigeria “horrifying”

September 1, 2016 0

The world may have finally woken up to the child hunger emergency in northeastern Nigeria, but the latest data shows, if anything, a deepening crisis. Levels of Global Acute Malnutrition recorded in July

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Can de-radicalisation be taught at school?

Can de-radicalisation be taught at school?

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 26, 2016 0

Until recently, Fazal Akbar survived by begging on the streets of the Pakistani city of Peshawar after his mother died of cancer and his father was killed in a suicide bombing. Now, he

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Global child mortality rates "halved"

Global child mortality rates "halved"

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 13, 2013 0

NAIROBI 13 September 2013 (IRIN) - Child mortality rates declined by 47 percent globally between 1990 and 2012, a major new study by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has revealed, although this still

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Analysis: Is US action against use of child soldiers on the backburner?

Analysis: Is US action against use of child soldiers on the backburner?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 5, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 05 November 2012 (IRIN) - The Child Soldier Prevention Act (CSPA) was a prime example of US bipartisan human rights legislation: sponsored by Democratic and Republican senators and signed into law in

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SIERRA LEONE: No sex, we are breastfeeding

SIERRA LEONE: No sex, we are breastfeeding

October 16, 2012 0

FREETOWN 16 October 2012 (IRIN) - Dandling her malnourished baby at a clinic in a Freetown slum, a Sierra Leonean mother says she has never heard of exclusive breastfeeding, but observes `banfa’ -

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