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The flawed logic of forced slum evictions

The flawed logic of forced slum evictions

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 15, 2017 0

If the goal of urban development is to improve the cities we inhabit, then we must first address the needs of the majority of us who live on the margins.   Continuing to

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Briefing: Inside Kenya’s troubled elections

Briefing: Inside Kenya’s troubled elections

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 17, 2017 0

More than a week after Kenya’s general elections, the opposition continues to dispute the results, but rather than calling for further protest action on the streets, it’s taking its challenge to the Supreme

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The Somali pirates are back (SPOILER ALERT: they never really left)

The Somali pirates are back (SPOILER ALERT: they never really left)

July 19, 2017 0

A pirate with a full beard makes an ironic salute as I walk towards him across the red gravel of the prison yard in Garowe, the capital of the Somali region of Puntland.

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Aleppo militias become major test for Assad

Aleppo militias become major test for Assad

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

Earlier this month, thirteen-year-old Ahmed Jawish leant into a car to peddle gum and crackers from an Aleppo kerbside and something went terribly awry. The driver, a man wearing military fatigues, pulled out

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Decree 66: The blueprint for al-Assad’s reconstruction of Syria?

Decree 66: The blueprint for al-Assad’s reconstruction of Syria?

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 20, 2017 0

With violence in Syria ongoing and even hitting new lows , talk of rebuilding the devastated country might seem premature. But work is already under way, at least in one corner of southwestern

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Beyond Mosul: Iraq’s displacement and sectarian timebombs

Beyond Mosul: Iraq’s displacement and sectarian timebombs

November 22, 2016 0

Everyone in Iraq’s desert camps has a story, and everyone wants to go home. Saadiya, 70 years old with a gravelly voice and henna-stained nails, smiles even when she says her home has

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Collective punishment in Congo

Collective punishment in Congo

May 18, 2016 0

People already made homeless by the conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo are once more at risk, threatened by the closure of camps in North Kivu Province by politicians and

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Caught in the crossfire

Caught in the crossfire

April 28, 2016 0

Decades after communism crumbled around the world, the revolution continues in the mountains of Mindanao, where it is tearing apart indigenous communities that cling to their lands and traditions. Known collectively as “Lumads”, indigenous

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