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In northern Myanmar, a long-forgotten conflict flares out of view

In northern Myanmar, a long-forgotten conflict flares out of view

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 18, 2018 0

Doi Ra hid with her family in an outhouse toilet as the soldiers gathered up the men from her village, blindfolded them, and tied their hands together.

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“If the war doesn’t kill us, the food prices will”

“If the war doesn’t kill us, the food prices will”

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 10, 2018 0

Three-year-old Walid sits on a hospital bed, his bones and veins visible through his skin, tugging at the intravenous drip that is keeping him alive.   He’s one of only five kids being

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World’s worst humanitarian crisis about to get worse… again

World’s worst humanitarian crisis about to get worse… again

December 14, 2017 0

A battle at the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah threatens to throw Yemen even further into the depths of humanitarian catastrophe, cutting off crucial imports and displacing as many as half a

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“Let’s eradicate poverty, not poor people”

“Let’s eradicate poverty, not poor people”

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 12, 2017 0

In November 2016, a relentless government-owned bulldozer cost Celestine Ahisu his home, his business, and his peace of mind in one fell swoop.

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Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe

Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 16, 2017 0

Advertised as a "tourist yacht" to Europe, spacious and loaded with food and water, it was in fact a stripped-down, rusty blue fishing boat lacking any supplies for two stormy days at sea.

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Zimbabwe: What happens after Mugabe?

Zimbabwe: What happens after Mugabe?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 13, 2017 0

At the ripe old age of 93, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s long-serving president, has offered himself as the candidate to lead his ruling ZANU-PF party in elections next year.   In power since independence

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Fixing Fallujah: City tests Iraq’s ability to bounce back

Fixing Fallujah: City tests Iraq’s ability to bounce back

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 2, 2017 0

Midday in Fallujah and the searing sun beats down on the dust-caked roads. The salmon-hued General Hospital towers prominently over the city: ground zero for a rebuilding and reconciliation process that holds vital

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Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

August 17, 2017 0

The black-clad police toting semi-automatic rifles barely get a glance from children glued to the TV as officers search their home in Illigan City, near besieged Marawi, where Philippine security forces have been battling Islamist militants

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Mobile magistrates are Iraq’s new frontline fighters

Mobile magistrates are Iraq’s new frontline fighters

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

“My apologies, I have to go,” Khalid al-Shimari proffers as he races to his car, gravel scrunching under his feet. In the pocket of his blazer a ringtone sounds for the umpteenth time

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In Nigeria, healing the scars of war might curtail its spread

In Nigeria, healing the scars of war might curtail its spread

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 13, 2017 0

It’s often said that prevention is better than cure. But when it comes to the devastation wreaked upon civilians by armed groups, can cure serve as a form of prevention

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