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Seeds of rural renewal sown in Senegal

Seeds of rural renewal sown in Senegal

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 8, 2017 0

For several decades, the prospect of a better life has prompted countless inhabitants of rural parts of Africa to head to cities. In Senegal’s Fuladu region, a local initiative aimed at making agriculture

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Flood-ridden Nigeria farmers need more help adapting to climate change

Flood-ridden Nigeria farmers need more help adapting to climate change

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

Okechukwu Onwuma still remembers the painful day heavy floods destroyed his small farm in southern Nigeria’s Delta State. “It was in November 2012, and the flood didn’t spare anything in this community,” the

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We are not the world: Inside the “perfect storm” of famine

We are not the world: Inside the “perfect storm” of famine

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 29, 2017 0

Like the four countries facing extreme hunger crises today, the famine that gripped Ethiopia from 1983 to 1985 struggled for attention until it was far too late. There was conflict.

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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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Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 22, 2017 0

The camps for displaced people scattered across northeast Nigeria are supposed to provide safety from Boko Haram violence. But for many women the threat is no longer the jihadists: The danger is inside

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Torture, starvation, deprivation: life inside IS prisons in Libya

Torture, starvation, deprivation: life inside IS prisons in Libya

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 24, 2016 0

“I have been subjected to immense misery for about nine months for no fault of mine,” a desperate prisoner wrote to his so-called Islamic State captors in the Libyan town of Sirte.

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The politics of food aid in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

The politics of food aid in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 11, 2016 0

In Myanmar’s Rakhine state, even food is political.  Sectarian tensions have simmered for decades here on the country’s western frontier with Bangladesh, and they exploded with deadly violence in 2012 when mobs of

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Visa-free to Mauritania

Visa-free to Mauritania

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 31, 2016 0

After Algeria started requiring visas for Syrians last year, Mauritania became the only country in North Africa that offered visa-free travel for Syrians. They flew into Nouakchott, the capital, from Turkey or Lebanon.

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Bye bye dreams

Bye bye dreams

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 2, 2016 0

In July 2015, Mohammed Lamin*, a 26-year-old Gambian, was pulled from a stricken smuggler’s boat in the Mediterranean. On board the rescue vessel, he spoke to IRIN about his hopes that Europe would

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Dial A for Aid – Iraq’s new humanitarian hotline

Dial A for Aid – Iraq’s new humanitarian hotline

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 3, 2015 0

ERBIL 03 August 2015 (IRIN) - A communication gap has grown between the 3.1 million displaced Iraqis and the organisations supposed to serve them. Can a new hotline help?

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