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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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Iraqis flee Islamic State only to find themselves detained

Iraqis flee Islamic State only to find themselves detained

April 27, 2016 0

In early April, they risked their lives to flee the so-called Islamic State. But after walking 11 hours from their hometown of Hawija in northern Iraq to the relative safety of Kurdish-controlled territory,

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Three deaths in Fallujah

Three deaths in Fallujah

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 7, 2016 0

Jameela al-Jassim was desperate, so she did the unthinkable. Last month, the 26-year-old roped herself and her two young children to a rock and tossed it into a Fallujah river. Their bodies were

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Little to go home to in war-torn Pakistan

Little to go home to in war-torn Pakistan

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 4, 2016 0

Pakistan’s military says it’s in the final phase of operations to clear militants from areas near the Afghanistan border, and the government plans to return those displaced by the fighting by the end

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Syria lull brings deaths down but little else

Syria lull brings deaths down but little else

March 29, 2016 0

A month into an internationally brokered cessation of hostilities in Syria, violence has decreased in some parts of the country but aid agencies are far from having the unhindered aid access they had

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UN admits Syria airdrop failure

UN admits Syria airdrop failure

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 25, 2016 0

The day after the UN’s first airdrop into Syria, the World Food Programme said that only four of the 21 aid pallets it dropped into the besieged city of Deir Ezzor had made it

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