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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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Shattered war economy encourages child marriage in Yemen

Shattered war economy encourages child marriage in Yemen

February 15, 2017 0

It’s impossible to get hard numbers, but child marriage appears to be on the rise in Yemen: a consequence of the extreme poverty caused by nearly two years of devastating war in what

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Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 14, 2017 0

Valentin was in trouble. His arms were tied behind his back and he couldn’t move. The sun was beating down in the courtyard of the mining company where he and his friends were

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Life on the margins in an Iraqi mosque

Life on the margins in an Iraqi mosque

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 22, 2016 0

Friday prayers have just wrapped up. Four-by-fours with tinted windows and an array of expensive vehicles pull out of a Baghdad mosque, through black, wrought-iron gates, past heavily armed guards.   Beyond another

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Iraq’s Kurds: Oil rich, still poor

Iraq’s Kurds: Oil rich, still poor

October 12, 2016 0

Sitting cross-legged on the floor of his makeshift home outside of Erbil, Ahmed Qussai scoops up his youngest son from a mattress on the concrete floor, and kisses him on the cheek. The

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EXCLUSIVE: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Yemen war rooms

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Yemen war rooms

September 8, 2016 0

“Our position is extremely strong,” said Lieutenant General Fayyad al-Ruwaili. “We are hitting military targets on [the enemy’s] side, their facilities, their lines of communication…. At the end of the day, they will

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Troubled waters

Troubled waters

August 29, 2016 0

"I was very scared in the sea. The boat was overcrowded. I could barely move. I was afraid of dying, but even more afraid of being caught by the Libyan police.” Ali*, a 21-year-old

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Why Turkey is still refugees unwelcome

Why Turkey is still refugees unwelcome

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 30, 2016 0

The joint EU-Turkish action plan to end the migration crisis not only aims to make Europe a much less appealing destination – with threats of detention and deportation for all new boat arrivals

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Do we care enough about sexual violence?

Do we care enough about sexual violence?

December 11, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 11 December 2013 (IRIN) - Nomsa*, 20, was on her way to register at a university outside Pretoria, South Africa, with four friends when the men grabbed her. "I was fighting with

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