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Syrian evacuations break the will to resist

Syrian evacuations break the will to resist

September 20, 2016 0

Missiles tore into a humanitarian aid convoy in Aleppo Province on Monday night as a partial US and Russia-led ceasefire collapsed in a fresh round of airstrikes and recriminations. It’s not yet clear

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Syria deal needs to work for aid agencies on the ground

Syria deal needs to work for aid agencies on the ground

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 12, 2016 0

With aid a key component of the cessation of hostilities scheduled to begin Monday at sundown in Syria, humanitarians say they’ll need more than just words if they are to bring help to

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Gang violence in Central America is a humanitarian crisis

Gang violence in Central America is a humanitarian crisis

September 1, 2016 0

Central America’s Northern Triangle – encompassing El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – is one of the most violent regions in the world outside of a warzone. Transnational gangs or maras have proliferated in

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They’re defeating Boko Haram but are they Nigeria’s next security threat?

They’re defeating Boko Haram but are they Nigeria’s next security threat?

August 22, 2016 0

Boko Haram is on the run, and much of the credit must go to vigilantes in northeastern Nigeria who have risen up to protect their local communities from the jihadists. But there is

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Pregnancy under siege

Pregnancy under siege

August 10, 2016 0

Despite the scale of the 16 months of conflict and the deepening humanitarian crisis in Yemen, it is still largely overlooked by the world's media and overshadowed by the headlines coming out of

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Life on the edge of Libya’s battle against Islamic State

Life on the edge of Libya’s battle against Islamic State

August 8, 2016 0

The sun sets to the sound of distant explosions. Three children sell homemade bread by the side of the road to Libyan soldiers driving between the frontlines. This is the outskirts of Sirte,

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If evicting people were an Olympic event, Brazil would win gold

If evicting people were an Olympic event, Brazil would win gold

August 2, 2016 0

Rumour has it that Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen will be robbed during the opening ceremony for Rio 2016. It will, of course, only be an act

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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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Aleppo is screwed. Thanks everyone.

Aleppo is screwed. Thanks everyone.

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 29, 2016 0

As humanitarian aid organisations in Syria prepare for one of their biggest tests yet, they are falling into disarray. Judging by the course of the war so far, Aleppo’s hundreds of thousands of

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Pakistanis displaced by war return to a ruined economy

Pakistanis displaced by war return to a ruined economy

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 21, 2016 0

The Bara Market was once a bustling hive of about 10,000 shops.

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