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Pakistan investigating NGOs accused of promoting blasphemy and pornography

Pakistan investigating NGOs accused of promoting blasphemy and pornography

April 14, 2017 0

Pakistan is investigating over a dozen NGOs for allegedly promoting blasphemy and pornography on social media – a potentially deadly move dismissed by rights activists as the latest in an ongoing crackdown on

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Besieged: A 360º experience in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

Besieged: A 360º experience in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 10, 2017 0

It’s the dry season in the Nuba Mountains, a time when the Sudanese government usually renews its offensive against the rebels holed up in the rocky fastness.

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Can Barrow deliver on the promise of a “New Gambia”?

Can Barrow deliver on the promise of a “New Gambia”?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 8, 2017 0

The Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, received a hero’s welcome when he returned to Banjul after his makeshift inauguration in neighbouring Senegal at the end of January.

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Why are Afghan refugees being forced back to a worsening war?

Why are Afghan refugees being forced back to a worsening war?

October 24, 2016 0

The UN planned to provide assistance to about 250,000 displaced people in Afghanistan this year. Now it’s looking at a million — far more than the government and aid agencies are able to handle.

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The politics of food aid in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

The politics of food aid in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 11, 2016 0

In Myanmar’s Rakhine state, even food is political.  Sectarian tensions have simmered for decades here on the country’s western frontier with Bangladesh, and they exploded with deadly violence in 2012 when mobs of

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Gang violence in Central America is a humanitarian crisis

Gang violence in Central America is a humanitarian crisis

September 1, 2016 0

Central America’s Northern Triangle – encompassing El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – is one of the most violent regions in the world outside of a warzone. Transnational gangs or maras have proliferated in

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How aid agencies should protect their staff from sexual abuse

How aid agencies should protect their staff from sexual abuse

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 19, 2016 0

Only 16 percent of aid agencies have proper policies dealing with sexual assaults on staff, and just one in 10 cases of sexual abuse are reported and then properly handled, according to a

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World Vision "humanitarian hero" accused of funnelling millions to Hamas

World Vision "humanitarian hero" accused of funnelling millions to Hamas

August 4, 2016 0

Alleged fraud mastermind was nominated as a "humanitarian hero" in 2014 Germany, Australia, Gates Foundation among donors Scale of alleged fraud unclear World Vision and Hamas deny allegations The local head of Christian

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Top Picks: Art, barrel bombs, and coffee

Top Picks: Art, barrel bombs, and coffee

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 22, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Four to read: Weapons of the Syrian war Defense

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How does South Sudan move forward?

How does South Sudan move forward?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 18, 2016 0

Although a ceasefire between rival forces in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, is largely holding, the underlying tensions that led to five days of deadly violence earlier this month remains unaddressed. So what

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