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The problem with Iraq’s offensive against the Islamic State

The problem with Iraq’s offensive against the Islamic State

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 2, 2015 0

BAGHDAD 02 March 2015 (IRIN) - As the Iraqi army and affiliated militias sweep into northern Iraq to try to re-take the city of Tikrit from so-called Islamic State (IS), the local civilians

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Fleeing Boko Haram – survivors’ stories

Fleeing Boko Haram – survivors’ stories

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 10, 2015 0

MAIDUGURI 10 February 2015 (IRIN) - Around one million Nigerians have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast. Many seek refuge in the

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Peshawar killings provoke crackdown on Afghans

Peshawar killings provoke crackdown on Afghans

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 5, 2015 0

KARACHI 05 February 2015 (IRIN) - Thousands of Afghans in Pakistan have been arrested or moved from their homes of many years in the wake of December’s killing of over 100 schoolchildren in

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Pakistan floods affect 2.3 million

Pakistan floods affect 2.3 million

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 17, 2014 0

JHANG CITY (PUNJAB) 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - As the flood emergency deepens in Pakistan, now affecting nearly 2.3 million people, humanitarian teams have mobilized to work alongside local government authorities to assess

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Gaza diary: Life under Israeli assault

Gaza diary: Life under Israeli assault

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 7, 2014 0

GAZA CITY 07 August 2014 (IRIN) - A resident of Gaza shares his experience under Israeli bombardment: what it feels like in those 10 seconds between the launch of a missile and the

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Gaza: Nowhere to go

Gaza: Nowhere to go

July 21, 2014 0

GAZA CITY 21 July 2014 (IRIN) - With over 85,000 Palestinians now displaced in Gaza, the UN shelters housing them are near capacity. Yet for the displaced fleeing violence between Israel and militant

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Abu Salah, IDP from Iraq: “Now, apart from security, we have nothing”

Abu Salah, IDP from Iraq: “Now, apart from security, we have nothing”

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 25, 2014 0

ERBIL 25 June 2014 (IRIN) - Two residents of the Iraqi city Tikrit describe the moment militants entered their city this month, and what they experienced as they fled the fighting. >

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A housing crisis yet demolitions in East Jerusalem

A housing crisis yet demolitions in East Jerusalem

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 31, 2014 0

JERUSALEM 31 January 2014 (IRIN) - The threatened demolition of apartment blocks in East Jerusalem is adding new pressure to the city’s housing crisis, with hundreds facing the prospect of losing their homes

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Lebanon wary as Hague trial begins

Lebanon wary as Hague trial begins

January 15, 2014 0

BEIRUT 15 January 2014 (IRIN) - These are worrying times for Lebanon; in late December a bomb exploded in the capital, Beirut, killing a former finance minister as well as at least four

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