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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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A fight to the death?

A fight to the death?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 11, 2016 0

If the fighting in Juba between the forces of President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar marks South Sudan’s return to civil war, it won’t be for a lack of warnings over

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Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

July 4, 2016 0

During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent visit to China, the two countries agreed to jointly fund a disaster response centre in Afghanistan. It was just the latest sign of China’s increasingly prominent role

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Briefing – who’s who in Burundi’s armed opposition

Briefing – who’s who in Burundi’s armed opposition

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 7, 2016 0

A year after President Pierre Nkurunziza controversially decided to stand for a third term in office in Burundi, more than 1,150 people have died in political violence, according to conflict tracking NGO ACLED

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Aleppo: Inside a city beyond the brink

Aleppo: Inside a city beyond the brink

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 28, 2016 0

Once Syria’s most populous city, Aleppo is now a humanitarian disaster zone. As fighting intensifies in several districts and bombs again rain down from the sky, tens of thousands of Syria’s forgotten civilians

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Caught in the crossfire

Caught in the crossfire

April 28, 2016 0

Decades after communism crumbled around the world, the revolution continues in the mountains of Mindanao, where it is tearing apart indigenous communities that cling to their lands and traditions. Known collectively as “Lumads”, indigenous

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