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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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Swazis give government poor marks in survey

Swazis give government poor marks in survey

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 3, 2014 0

MBABANE 03 January 2014 (IRIN) - A large majority of people in Swaziland go to bed hungry and blame their government for failing to address their food needs, according to findings from the

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Call for FAO to shift focus

Call for FAO to shift focus

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 6, 2013 0

NAIROBI 06 November 2013 (IRIN) - A report by leading academics calls for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to change the way it operates and shift to a greater focus on “global

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Afghan refugees in Pakistan wait for reforms

Afghan refugees in Pakistan wait for reforms

October 3, 2013 0

ISLAMABAD 03 October 2013 (IRIN) - Whenever there is news about Afghanistan on the small television in the tea shop next to his food stall, Mohibullah Mughal listens carefully, catching the latest on

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