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Libyan oil wars and the battle for Tripoli

Libyan oil wars and the battle for Tripoli

March 15, 2017 0

It’s flying under the radar, but the Libyan capital is shuddering through its worst violence since fighting first broke out mid-2014, while oil wars rage out east amidst signs of increased Russian involvement.

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Rebuilding Syria’s rubble as the cannons roar

Rebuilding Syria’s rubble as the cannons roar

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 8, 2017 0

The fighting in Syria isn’t even nearly over yet, but the international community is already starting to look ahead to post-war reconstruction—or rather, wartime reconstruction. Many are working on the assumption that while

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Eritrea to Ethiopia, Mosul worsens, and Boko Haram bombs: The Cheat Sheat

Eritrea to Ethiopia, Mosul worsens, and Boko Haram bombs: The Cheat Sheat

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

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors takes a look at what lies ahead on our humanitarian agenda and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have

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Myopic in Malta: Europe’s short-sighted migration policy with Libya

Myopic in Malta: Europe’s short-sighted migration policy with Libya

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 7, 2017 0

At last week’s EU summit in Malta, European leaders didn’t appear to have learnt many lessons when it comes to forging questionable deals to stem migrant flows. A migration partnership cannot be built

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EU strategy stems migrant flow from Niger, but at what cost?

EU strategy stems migrant flow from Niger, but at what cost?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 2, 2017 0

The EU-funded crackdown on migration through Niger has been effective at dramatically reducing the number of people heading northwards to the North African coast, and then Europe.

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EXCLUSIVE: EU migrant policy in Africa built on incorrect Niger data

EXCLUSIVE: EU migrant policy in Africa built on incorrect Niger data

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 31, 2017 0

The European Union has been touting a faulty figure for migration reduction through key transit country Niger as it looks to expand a policy of giving more development aid to African nations if

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The challenge of building “New Gambia”

The challenge of building “New Gambia”

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 6, 2016 0

Last Friday, the unbelievable happened in Gambia: after 22 years of autocratic rule, Yahya Jammeh peacefully conceded defeat in a historic presidential election. By Monday, 19 political prisoners, including former opposition leader Ousainou

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Algeria: the new migrant staging post for Europe

Algeria: the new migrant staging post for Europe

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 25, 2016 0

Gerwinio never feels completely safe when he walks around Algiers. The other day, the 27-year-old from Benin was taking an evening stroll when he heard monkey sounds coming from a group of laughing teenagers.

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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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What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 19, 2016 0

As part of efforts to strengthen and harmonise responses to migrants and refugees, the UN is to lead a global campaign to counter xenophobia. Announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in April , member

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