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Boko Haram food crisis demands cooperation and accountability

Boko Haram food crisis demands cooperation and accountability

December 1, 2016 0

Snatched schoolgirls and suicide bomb blasts have long been the enduring images of Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict. But now the violence is represented by thousands of new faces: those of starving children. Scenes

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How mining and the military created an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

How mining and the military created an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 21, 2016 0

Martina Wanago was sick. In fact, she was sure she would die. She had contracted HIV, which has reached epidemic proportions here in Indonesia’s remote and restive province of Papua

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How mining and militarisation led to an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

How mining and militarisation led to an HIV epidemic in Indonesia’s Papua

November 21, 2016 0

Martina Wanago was sick. In fact, she was sure she would die.

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Will the UN become complicit in Pakistan’s illegal return of Afghan refugees?

Will the UN become complicit in Pakistan’s illegal return of Afghan refugees?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 10, 2016 0

The UN’s refugee agency may become complicit in a violation of international law if it restarts a programme in March that assists Pakistan in forcing Afghan refugees over the border into their war-torn

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Screening for Islamic State in Iraq: an inexact science

Screening for Islamic State in Iraq: an inexact science

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 10, 2016 0

Behind a guarded fence at Debaga, dozens of men can be seen whiling away the hours as authorities investigate them for potential links to so-called Islamic State. All have come to this camp,

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Why are Afghan refugees being forced back to a worsening war?

Why are Afghan refugees being forced back to a worsening war?

October 24, 2016 0

The UN planned to provide assistance to about 250,000 displaced people in Afghanistan this year. Now it’s looking at a million — far more than the government and aid agencies are able to handle.

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Top Picks: Nauru, Lebanon, Haiti, the Hague and Geneva

Top Picks: Nauru, Lebanon, Haiti, the Hague and Geneva

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 21, 2016 0

Every week, IRIN's editors offer a selection of the most important and interesting resources that came on their radar. Here's this week's humanitarian reading list. ICC – “a bunch of useless people”?

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Burundi walks away from the ICC

Burundi walks away from the ICC

October 19, 2016 0

Burundi has become the first country to begin the process of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, retaliation for the ICC’s decision earlier this year to open a preliminary investigation into human rights

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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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No way home: time runs out for Bhutanese refugees in Nepal

No way home: time runs out for Bhutanese refugees in Nepal

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 7, 2016 0

The monsoon is in its last throes here on Nepal’s eastern frontier. As another deluge begins, Karna Rai takes shelter in a makeshift teashop in the Beldangi refugee camp where he has lived for

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