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How Kenya’s al-Shabab amnesty is a loaded gun

How Kenya’s al-Shabab amnesty is a loaded gun

August 31, 2016 0

Musa Rashid had fought for a year with the Somali jihadist group al-Shabab until, disillusioned, he returned home to Kenya. Part of the lure was a government amnesty for those who renounced violence,

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Top Picks: Earthquakes, toys, and the deadliest route

Top Picks: Earthquakes, toys, and the deadliest route

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 26, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.

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Booby-trapped bicycles

Booby-trapped bicycles

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 23, 2016 0

Under the scorching midday sun and the rattle of heavy artillery and Kalashnikov fire, three men on the Libyan coast are deactivating mines with electricians’ pliers, clad in flak jackets and helmets that

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244,000 hungry children

244,000 hungry children

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 1, 2016 0

After his father, a welder from Bama, died in a camp for internally displaced people in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, 17-year-old Dauda began to cater for the two wives and eight other

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Should Save the Children take money from this donor?

Should Save the Children take money from this donor?

June 14, 2016 0

Save the Children announces a $29 million grant from a Saudi billionaire as the kingdom is accused by the UN of killing and maiming children. Bad timing?

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Syrians trapped in desert no man’s land

Syrians trapped in desert no man’s land

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 9, 2016 0

Some 60,000 Syrians are currently trapped in Rukban and the smaller Hadalat, makeshift camps in a barren slice of desert at the border between Syria and Jordan. Accounts from the settlements describe a

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Making do in Mali

Making do in Mali

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 31, 2016 0

The last year witnessed a small but growing trend of Syrians taking the long way round  to Europe via Mauritania, and then overland to the north African coast. But some have end up

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Top Picks: Darfur, piracy, and a war crime unpunished?

Top Picks: Darfur, piracy, and a war crime unpunished?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 6, 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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Syria: 5 years on

Syria: 5 years on

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 15, 2016 0

As Syria enters its sixth year of brutal conflict, IRIN looks at the impact of 5 years of war: Banner photo © UNHCR/Andrew McConnell: Children play football on a street in Baba Amr, Homs, Syria

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Bye bye dreams

Bye bye dreams

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 2, 2016 0

In July 2015, Mohammed Lamin*, a 26-year-old Gambian, was pulled from a stricken smuggler’s boat in the Mediterranean. On board the rescue vessel, he spoke to IRIN about his hopes that Europe would

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