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Post-quake Nepal: No country for old women

Post-quake Nepal: No country for old women

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 1, 2017 0

Laxmi Devishretha hasn’t spoken for a week.

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Politicised humanitarian aid is fuelling South Sudan’s civil war

Politicised humanitarian aid is fuelling South Sudan’s civil war

February 27, 2017 0

A declaration of famine in South Sudan has prompted a swirl of appeals for new funding to stem the catastrophe. There are millions of people in desperate need, and there are aid groups

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Pakistan NGOs go to court to fight government crackdown

Pakistan NGOs go to court to fight government crackdown

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 25, 2017 0

A legal showdown is looming in Pakistan as NGOs petition the courts to squelch interior ministry orders to cease operations for allegedly “pursing an anti-state agenda”.   About a dozen NGOs in Punjab Province

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Cop-out or vital lifeline? Massive EU cash aid programme rolls out for refugees in Turkey

Cop-out or vital lifeline? Massive EU cash aid programme rolls out for refugees in Turkey

January 25, 2017 0

After fleeing Aleppo and moving to the Turkish capital in 2015, Siham, a widow and mother of five, had few options other than to let her eldest child, 11-year-old Yussef, take a job

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From war to want: South Sudanese find less violence but grim conditions in Uganda

From war to want: South Sudanese find less violence but grim conditions in Uganda

December 20, 2016 0

For leverage, Helen grips the rungs on the side of the rusting hospital bed with her toes. “Sindika!” encourages Aisha Ayikoriu. “Sindika! Sindika!” In Luganda, the Bantu language widely spoken in Uganda, Sindika

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Burundi mental scars deepen as fear rules

Burundi mental scars deepen as fear rules

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 19, 2016 0

She’s watching the road just outside her house, sitting on a tree trunk used as a barricade during anti-government protests last year against President Pierre Nkurunziza. And she’s talking to herself. “This person

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On the road to Mosul, liberation comes tinged with sectarian suspicion

On the road to Mosul, liberation comes tinged with sectarian suspicion

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 29, 2016 0

Dust-covered children collected useful-looking pieces of rubbish or food discarded by soldiers. They tossed them into grubby sacks as they walked along the roadside, towards the frontline of Iraq’s offensive against so-called Islamic

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How mining and the military created an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

How mining and the military created an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 21, 2016 0

Martina Wanago was sick. In fact, she was sure she would die. She had contracted HIV, which has reached epidemic proportions here in Indonesia’s remote and restive province of Papua

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Reprieve but no solution for Kenya’s Dadaab refugees

Reprieve but no solution for Kenya’s Dadaab refugees

November 16, 2016 0

The Kenyan government has postponed its closure of the Dadaab refugee camp by six months, but the reprieve does not reverse its ultimate decision to send home 261,000 Somali refugees, despite the loud

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Iraq’s Kurds: Oil rich, still poor

Iraq’s Kurds: Oil rich, still poor

October 12, 2016 0

Sitting cross-legged on the floor of his makeshift home outside of Erbil, Ahmed Qussai scoops up his youngest son from a mattress on the concrete floor, and kisses him on the cheek. The

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