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Ghana hard hit by flooding, once again

Ghana hard hit by flooding, once again

June 12, 2015 0

ACCRA 12 June 2015 (IRIN) - Ghana's rainy season causes flooding in the capital, Accra, each year, but little has been done to improve the city's sewage and drainage systems, and more and

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Ice men of Taiz are last ones standing

Ice men of Taiz are last ones standing

June 10, 2015 0

TAIZ 10 June 2015 (IRIN) - Gaining rare access to Yemen's embattled third city Taiz, IRIN finds a ghost town - with schools closed and streets deserted. The only people braving the streets

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Photo feature: Nepal – outside Kathmandu

Photo feature: Nepal – outside Kathmandu

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 1, 2015 0

KATHMANDU 01 May 2015 (IRIN) - IRIN travelled first to the city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO world heritage site about 12 kilometers outside Kathmandu, then on to the smaller communities of Harisiddhi and

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In photos: A day in the life of Benghazi’s war

In photos: A day in the life of Benghazi’s war

April 20, 2015 0

BENGHAZI 20 April 2015 (IRIN) - In 2011, the Libyan city of Benghazi was the capital of the revolution that toppled President Muammar Gaddafi. Four years on, the city is a front line in

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Syria pledging conference: Three key trends

Syria pledging conference: Three key trends

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 1, 2015 0

KUWAIT CITY 01 April 2015 (IRIN) - On Tuesday, International donors pledged a record US$3.8billion towards humanitarian relief for the Syrian crisis, now into its fifth year. Here are three key trends from

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Donors asked to dig deep for Syria

Donors asked to dig deep for Syria

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 31, 2015 0

KUWAIT CITY / DUBAI 31 March 2015 (IRIN) - High-level officials from 78 countries and more than 40 international organisations are gathering in Kuwait City to take part in the Third International Humanitarian

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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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