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An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet

An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet

January 5, 2018 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:   New year, more war in Syria

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World’s worst humanitarian crisis about to get worse… again

World’s worst humanitarian crisis about to get worse… again

December 14, 2017 0

A battle at the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah threatens to throw Yemen even further into the depths of humanitarian catastrophe, cutting off crucial imports and displacing as many as half a

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African cities – time for urgent reform

African cities – time for urgent reform

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 11, 2017 0

Africa is urbanising at an incredible rate, but its cities are not delivering the opportunities and better lives such dynamism deserves. Instead, they’re typically noxious, dysfunctional sinks; their inhabitants trapped in poverty and neglect.

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Security lapses at aid agency leave beneficiary data at risk

Security lapses at aid agency leave beneficiary data at risk

November 27, 2017 0

Aid agencies have put some projects on hold while reviewing the security of a popular online system for handling aid distributions, IRIN has learnt.

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IRIN reporting wins 2017 UNCA award

IRIN reporting wins 2017 UNCA award

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 22, 2017 0

We are delighted to announce that the United Nations Correspondents Association has recognised IRIN’s outstanding reporting on Asia, awarding a joint silver medal to former Asia Editor Jared Ferrie for the Elizabeth Neuffer

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Russia has finished off the UN’s Syria chemical attack probe. What now?

Russia has finished off the UN’s Syria chemical attack probe. What now?

November 20, 2017 0

  Russia recently used a series of Security Council vetoes – the final one last week – to kill an international body investigating a gruesome series of chemical attacks in Syria.   The

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UN, aid groups debate Myanmar internment plan for Rohingya refugees

UN, aid groups debate Myanmar internment plan for Rohingya refugees

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 20, 2017 0

Aid groups working in Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine State are scrambling on how to respond if the government pushes forward with controversial plans to create new internment camps for displaced Rohingya, documents obtained by

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Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 13, 2017 0

An unfolding humanitarian emergency along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border is intensifying pressure on the UN to take action, with fears that an unprecedented exodus of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military clampdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine

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International action needed over Burundi now

International action needed over Burundi now

July 26, 2017 0

Two years ago, President Pierre Nkurunziza ignited a political crisis in Burundi when he announced that he would run for a controversial third presidential term. Thousands of people were killed, disappeared, and tortured

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EXCLUSIVE: New allegations of Myanmar security forces raping Rohingya women

EXCLUSIVE: New allegations of Myanmar security forces raping Rohingya women

July 4, 2017 0

Myanmar security forces allegedly raped as many as 13 women during “clearance” operations following an explosion in May that was reportedly detonated by ethnic Rohingya insurgents, according to rights groups and witnesses.

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