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In northern Myanmar, a long-forgotten conflict flares out of view

In northern Myanmar, a long-forgotten conflict flares out of view

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 18, 2018 0

Doi Ra hid with her family in an outhouse toilet as the soldiers gathered up the men from her village, blindfolded them, and tied their hands together.

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Five migration trends to watch in 2018

Five migration trends to watch in 2018

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 17, 2018 0

2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa . But behind this rising tide of forced displacement was an isolationist and xenophobic political backdrop that

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Rohingya who fled Myanmar a second time are certain: "We can’t go back"

Rohingya who fled Myanmar a second time are certain: "We can’t go back"

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 17, 2018 0

Noor Mohammed fled to Bangladesh in 1991, only to return to his home in Myanmar a year later, lured by a promise of safety. Now, he’s back in Bangladesh, one of more than

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A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 11, 2018 0

In 2011, several African states warned about the likely consequences of an international military intervention in Libya aimed at toppling Muammar Gaddafi. Now, six years after his death, security in the Sahel region

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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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Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 7, 2017 0

Social media has become a bush telegraph in the Libyan capital Tripoli, used by anxious citizens to warn each other of militia violence and how to get around the endless shortages as the

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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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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

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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

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