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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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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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Yemen’s silent disaster: A snapshot of life and death in rural Taiz

Yemen’s silent disaster: A snapshot of life and death in rural Taiz

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 1, 2017 0

In the middle of a vast expanse of grey scrubland a rapidly growing population of more than 120 families huddle under parched trees. Escaping the latest wave of conflict on Yemen’s Red Sea

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Inside Brazil’s gang-run prisons

Inside Brazil’s gang-run prisons

February 6, 2017 0

For 14 hours, guards did nothing while inmates from the First Capital Command (PCC) used knives and machetes to kill and behead 26 members of a rival drug gang. Having cut the electricity,

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The humanitarian cheat sheet: Trouble in CAR and WhatsApp for crises

The humanitarian cheat sheet: Trouble in CAR and WhatsApp for crises

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 3, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of some of the best humanitarian reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed and looks ahead to give you the inside scoop on

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Davos, peace in Iraq and Libya, and demographic dynamism: IRIN Top Picks

Davos, peace in Iraq and Libya, and demographic dynamism: IRIN Top Picks

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 20, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analyses and features to academic studies and podcasts Davos develops a humanitarian bent

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EXCLUSIVE: UN says Rohingya malnutrition rates rising during Myanmar military operations

EXCLUSIVE: UN says Rohingya malnutrition rates rising during Myanmar military operations

January 12, 2017 0

Military counterinsurgency operations are causing widespread hunger and malnutrition among Myanmar’s oppressed Rohingya minority, according to internal UN reports that directly contradict government statements.

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Myanmar says Rohingya rape and abuse allegations “made-up”, despite mounting evidence

Myanmar says Rohingya rape and abuse allegations “made-up”, despite mounting evidence

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

One by one, seven Myanmar soldiers raped Yasmin in her home, as she stifled her screams for fear of being murdered.   Sixteen days ago, the military attacked Mukhtar’s village, and now the

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Scale up or cut back? Aid sector grapples with growing funding gap

Scale up or cut back? Aid sector grapples with growing funding gap

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 9, 2016 0

This week, the UN announced that $22.2 billion would be required to meet the needs of an estimated 92.8 million people affected by conflicts and natural disasters in 2017.

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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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