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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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Turkey’s hidden humanitarian crisis

Turkey’s hidden humanitarian crisis

February 4, 2016 0

As fighting intensified in the old city of Sur, Turkish authorities imposed a curfew that forced 75-year-old Neaz Tanlikulu from his home. Narrow cobblestone alleys that used to echo the happy cries of

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For Ugandan children born of war, the struggle continues

For Ugandan children born of war, the struggle continues

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 7, 2015 0

KAMPALA 07 July 2015 (IRIN) - Actual combat may have ended almost a decade ago in northern Uganda, but for many women abducted by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army and the children they

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Nepal quake survivors’ identity crisis

Nepal quake survivors’ identity crisis

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 21, 2015 0

MAILUNG 21 May 2015 (IRIN) - Mento Ghale did what any parent would do when Nepal’s 25 April earthquake struck her village of Mailung: she grabbed the children and got them out of

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The identity crisis frustrating Nepal’s quake survivors

The identity crisis frustrating Nepal’s quake survivors

May 21, 2015 0

MAILUNG 21 May 2015 (IRIN) - Mento Ghale did what any parent would do when Nepal’s 25 April earthquake struck her village of Mailung: she grabbed the children and got them out of

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UN has failed Syria: NGOs

UN has failed Syria: NGOs

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 12, 2015 0

BEIRUT 12 March 2015 (IRIN) - The United Nations Security Council has “failed” the Syrian people, some of the world’s largest NGOs have said. A “report card” by more than 20 aid organisations

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Pakistani polio campaign under threat

Pakistani polio campaign under threat

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 4, 2015 0

PESHAWAR 04 March 2015 (IRIN) - As Pakistan arrests 470 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children from polio, aid workers are describing increasing hostility to the jab.

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Yemen’s power shift a setback for child soldier plan

Yemen’s power shift a setback for child soldier plan

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 18, 2015 0

SANAA 18 February 2015 (IRIN) - The coming to power of Houthi rebels in Yemen could derail moves to end the use of child soldiers there, the UN Special Representative for Children and

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South African move on child trafficking

South African move on child trafficking

September 17, 2014 0

JOHANNESBURG 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - The announcement yesterday that parents would have another nine months to comply with new regulations for travelling into and out of South Africa with their children has

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