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Irresponsible data? The risks of registering the Rohingya

Irresponsible data? The risks of registering the Rohingya

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

Massive amounts of personal and biometric data are being gathered from hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. This should set off multiple alarm bells

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South Sudan needs peace as much as food

South Sudan needs peace as much as food

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

The declaration of famine in two counties of South Sudan last month led to immediate pledges of aid.  Grave editorials  called on Western governments to prioritise relief efforts to the needy, despite the

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Aid’s cash revolution: a numbers game

Aid’s cash revolution: a numbers game

November 2, 2016 0

114.5: that’s the magic number. With a score above it, a Syrian family in Lebanon has largely to fend for themselves. Below it, the household’s vulnerability score makes them eligible for cash payouts,

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EXCLUSIVE: Iraq War records reignite debate over US use of depleted uranium

EXCLUSIVE: Iraq War records reignite debate over US use of depleted uranium

October 6, 2016 0

Records detailing as many as 181,000 rounds of depleted uranium munitions shot in 2003 by American forces in Iraq have been unearthed by researchers, representing the most significant public documentation of the controversial armament's use

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Top Picks: Earthquakes, toys, and the deadliest route

Top Picks: Earthquakes, toys, and the deadliest route

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 26, 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.

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Slave to the algorithm

Slave to the algorithm

July 11, 2016 0

The ninth-century polymath Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi began his most famous book : “When I considered what people generally want in calculating, I found that it is always a number.” A millennium later,

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Eye spy: biometric aid system trials in Jordan

Eye spy: biometric aid system trials in Jordan

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

There is only one supermarket at Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. It’s a cavernous space, packed with crowds and stacked with tins and boxes

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