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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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The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

December 15, 2016 0

It’s been nearly four months since Emine Sahin’s husband and children have been paid for their work picking fruit and vegetables on a farm in southern Turkey’s fertile Adana Province.

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The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 15, 2016 0

It’s been nearly four months since Emine Sahin’s husband and children have been paid for their work picking fruit and vegetables on a farm in southern Turkey’s fertile Adana Province.

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If Trump’s America shrinks humanitarian support, will China fill the void?

If Trump’s America shrinks humanitarian support, will China fill the void?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 5, 2016 0

China’s latest “white paper” is another sign of the country’s decision to play a larger role in global affairs.

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Sudan and chemical weapons – a serial offender?

Sudan and chemical weapons – a serial offender?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 10, 2016 0

An Amnesty International investigation that has put the spotlight on the Sudan government’s possible use of chemical weapons against civilians in the western region of Darfur, may not be the only instance of

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Egypt boat disaster shines light on new migration trend

Egypt boat disaster shines light on new migration trend

October 10, 2016 0

Just before sunrise on a warm September morning, mobile phones in the village of Green Island on Egypt's Mediterranean coast began ringing urgently.   “Our children began calling us from the sea

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Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

September 9, 2016 0

In a sign of its commitment to ending the ethnic wars that have bedeviled Myanmar for six decades, the country’s first civilian-led government in half a century held a four-day peace conference last

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They’re defeating Boko Haram but are they Nigeria’s next security threat?

They’re defeating Boko Haram but are they Nigeria’s next security threat?

August 22, 2016 0

Boko Haram is on the run, and much of the credit must go to vigilantes in northeastern Nigeria who have risen up to protect their local communities from the jihadists. But there is

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Pregnancy under siege

Pregnancy under siege

August 10, 2016 0

Despite the scale of the 16 months of conflict and the deepening humanitarian crisis in Yemen, it is still largely overlooked by the world's media and overshadowed by the headlines coming out of

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Aleppo is screwed. Thanks everyone.

Aleppo is screwed. Thanks everyone.

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 29, 2016 0

As humanitarian aid organisations in Syria prepare for one of their biggest tests yet, they are falling into disarray. Judging by the course of the war so far, Aleppo’s hundreds of thousands of

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