country »

A shot across the bows from The Hague as ICC investigates Burundi

A shot across the bows from The Hague as ICC investigates Burundi

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

By authorising a full-scale investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed by state actors in Burundi, judges of the International Criminal Court want to send a clear message to perpetrators of such crimes

Read More »
US ramps up military strikes in Somalia

US ramps up military strikes in Somalia

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 6, 2017 0

When Ali Osman Diblawe arrived in Bariire town he was barefoot and winded. He had sprinted the 2.5 kilometres from his farm to the southern Somali town after hearing a barrage of gunfire

Read More »
New Sahel anti-terror force: risks and opportunities

New Sahel anti-terror force: risks and opportunities

October 30, 2017 0

Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger are teaming up to take on Islamist militants with the launch of a the 5,000-strong "FC-G5S" force in the restive Sahel. But are more boots on

Read More »
Escalating conflict makes it harder to deliver vital healthcare in Afghanistan

Escalating conflict makes it harder to deliver vital healthcare in Afghanistan

October 26, 2017 0

At a clinic in Kandahar, new technology is attacking a deadly disease.

Read More »
Afghan healthcare under siege as escalating conflict cuts off access

Afghan healthcare under siege as escalating conflict cuts off access

October 26, 2017 0

At a clinic in Kandahar, new technology is attacking a deadly disease.

Read More »
Land clashes test Côte d’Ivoire’s fragile security

Land clashes test Côte d’Ivoire’s fragile security

October 25, 2017 0

Fresh clashes over land in western Côte d’Ivoire, following a spate of army mutinies, attacks on police stations, and jailbreaks, represent a growing challenge to the country’s nascent and hard-won stability. Côte d’Ivoire

Read More »
Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 23, 2017 0

Nearly a month after Iraqi Kurdistan’s non-binding vote of “yes” to independence, the borders of the would-be state have already shifted, alongside signs that Kurdish unity is not nearly as strong as the 

Read More »
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

Read More »
Togo unrest a test for West African leaders

Togo unrest a test for West African leaders

October 19, 2017 0

Political violence in Togo claimed more victims this week.

Read More »
What’s really stopping a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen?

What’s really stopping a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen?

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 17, 2017 0

Politicians, aid officials, and health experts are once again mulling a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen, but negotiations appear to be stuck on whether there’ll be enough doses available to render it effective.

Read More »