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Prison or deportation: The impossible choice for asylum seekers in Israel

Prison or deportation: The impossible choice for asylum seekers in Israel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 31, 2018 0

Just two months from now, the Israeli government says it will begin indefinitely imprisoning asylum seekers who refuse deportation. IRIN Middle East Editor Annie Slemrod explores what this means for the tens of

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Inside the EU’s deeply flawed $200 million migration deal with Sudan

Inside the EU’s deeply flawed $200 million migration deal with Sudan

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 30, 2018 0

The EU has allocated over $200 million to help Sudan stem migration since 2015 Asylum seekers allege Sudanese officials are complicit in abuse, extortion Traffickers said to hold people for weeks, beat and

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Interview: Amid record needs, new UN relief chief promises reform

Interview: Amid record needs, new UN relief chief promises reform

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 5, 2017 0

His predecessors sat in an office of picture windows overlooking the Hudson River fitted with beige furniture on the upper floors of UN headquarters in Manhattan. But Mark Lowcock, the new UN under-secretary-general

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Afghan polls, Niger militancy, and vanishing Venezuelans: The Cheat Sheet

Afghan polls, Niger militancy, and vanishing Venezuelans: The Cheat Sheet

June 23, 2017 0

Which humanitarian topics are on IRIN’s radar and should be on yours? Check out our curation of upcoming events, topical reports, opinion, and quality journalism: Elections in wartime – Afghanistan sets a date

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Local aid workers on the front line of South Sudan’s civil war

Local aid workers on the front line of South Sudan’s civil war

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 18, 2017 0

Gunshots suddenly crackled as Stephanie and her colleagues went about a routine seed distribution in a small farming community in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State. The moment she heard the bullets zipping through

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Slave labour? Death rate doubles for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

Slave labour? Death rate doubles for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 15, 2017 0

A woman with a pink cloth wrapped around her head climbs out of a window on the fourth floor of a residential building. She peers at the ground far below, clutching onto the

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Libya crimes, gang-violence refugees, and an Afghan surge? The cheat sheet

Libya crimes, gang-violence refugees, and an Afghan surge? The cheat sheet

May 12, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors looks ahead at what’s on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Libya migrant crimes under

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Techno-utopian solutions to Syria’s refugee crisis fall short

Techno-utopian solutions to Syria’s refugee crisis fall short

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 11, 2017 0

In a dull, pre-fabricated caravan in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, a group of Syrian children marvel at brand-new laptops and tablets, tapping out words. In another corner, a clutch of youngsters, many in

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Ethiopia extends emergency as old antagonisms fester

Ethiopia extends emergency as old antagonisms fester

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 3, 2017 0

The Ethiopian government has extended a nationwide state of emergency for four months, hailing it as successful in restoring stability after almost a year of popular protests and crackdowns that cost hundreds of

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*UPDATED: A rough guide to foreign military bases in Africa

*UPDATED: A rough guide to foreign military bases in Africa

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 15, 2017 0

Foreign military intervention in Africa is controversial when it happens, and occasionally controversial when it doesn’t. It’s a symptom of the fragility of African states, and the power of external interests.

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