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From war to want: South Sudanese find less violence but grim conditions in Uganda

From war to want: South Sudanese find less violence but grim conditions in Uganda

December 20, 2016 0

For leverage, Helen grips the rungs on the side of the rusting hospital bed with her toes. “Sindika!” encourages Aisha Ayikoriu. “Sindika! Sindika!” In Luganda, the Bantu language widely spoken in Uganda, Sindika

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Boko Haram food crisis demands cooperation and accountability

Boko Haram food crisis demands cooperation and accountability

December 1, 2016 0

Snatched schoolgirls and suicide bomb blasts have long been the enduring images of Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict. But now the violence is represented by thousands of new faces: those of starving children. Scenes

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On the road to Mosul, liberation comes tinged with sectarian suspicion

On the road to Mosul, liberation comes tinged with sectarian suspicion

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 29, 2016 0

Dust-covered children collected useful-looking pieces of rubbish or food discarded by soldiers. They tossed them into grubby sacks as they walked along the roadside, towards the frontline of Iraq’s offensive against so-called Islamic

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Will a united opposition finally unseat Gambia’s strongman?

Will a united opposition finally unseat Gambia’s strongman?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 28, 2016 0

There has been unprecedented popular protest this year against the regime of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. But as the country heads to elections this week, hope for change is giving way to trepidation

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Will a united opposition finally unseat Gambia’s strongman?

Will a united opposition finally unseat Gambia’s strongman?

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 28, 2016 0

There has been unprecedented popular protest this year against the regime of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. But as the country heads to elections this week, hope for change is giving way to trepidation

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How mining and the military created an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

How mining and the military created an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 21, 2016 0

Martina Wanago was sick. In fact, she was sure she would die. She had contracted HIV, which has reached epidemic proportions here in Indonesia’s remote and restive province of Papua

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Families torn apart as Pakistan forces Afghan refugees back over the border

Families torn apart as Pakistan forces Afghan refugees back over the border

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 26, 2016 0

Rakshe Kanwal is confonted with a cruel dilemma: follow her husband, who’s been deported from Pakistan to Afghanistan – where he was born and she has never been – or succumb to family

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Afghans in Germany face rejection and deportation

Afghans in Germany face rejection and deportation

October 25, 2016 0

Increasing numbers of Afghans are being rejected for asylum in Germany and face the prospect of forced return, just as the conflict in their country is deepening.

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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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Burundi walks away from the ICC

Burundi walks away from the ICC

October 19, 2016 0

Burundi has become the first country to begin the process of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, retaliation for the ICC’s decision earlier this year to open a preliminary investigation into human rights

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