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“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 26, 2017 0

Three years on from the start of the West African Ebola epidemic, lessons are still being learned. And the most surprising are not coming from the scientists, but from the affected communities themselves;

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Bye bye Jammeh: Hope and challenges in The Gambia

Bye bye Jammeh: Hope and challenges in The Gambia

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 24, 2017 0

Only disgraced ex-president Yahya Jammeh’s most hardcore supporters turned up to watch as he boarded a private jet at the weekend for exile in Equatorial Guinea. Some soldiers and members of his political

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Top Picks: Darfur, piracy, and a war crime unpunished?

Top Picks: Darfur, piracy, and a war crime unpunished?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 6, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top

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The road ahead for the ICC in Burundi

The road ahead for the ICC in Burundi

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 26, 2016 0

The announcement by the International Criminal Court that it has opened a preliminary examination into human rights abuses in Burundi could be the first step towards a formal investigation into the killings and

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Prostituted, beaten and held for ransom

Prostituted, beaten and held for ransom

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

As warmer weather brings calmer seas, more and more migrants are setting off again from the Libyan coast in smugglers’ boats bound for Italy. Eight vessels containing 1,361 people were rescued from this

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Sent back by Australia to debt in Sri Lanka

Sent back by Australia to debt in Sri Lanka

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 18, 2016 0

Vaithilingam Lingarajan spent the war years plying the seas off the northern coast of Sri Lanka in his small fishing boat. It was only once the conflict ended that he decided to flee the

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El Niño-linked drought kills crops and people in PNG

El Niño-linked drought kills crops and people in PNG

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 28, 2016 0

YANGON 28 January 2016 (IRIN) - People are dying of malnourishment and disease in remote, drought-stricken communities in Papua New Guinea, which will need food aid for the next few months to prevent

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Is migration the elephant in the room?

Is migration the elephant in the room?

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 26, 2015 0

The migration crisis that has preoccupied Europe for the last six months has highlighted how unprepared one of the richest continents in the world is to deal with what lies ahead as climate

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El Nino brings drought, hunger to South Pacific

El Nino brings drought, hunger to South Pacific

October 22, 2015 0

KETUNG MIRI VILLAGE, INDONESIA 22 October 2015 (IRIN) - Farming communities throughout Indonesia are struggling with drought as rising sea temperatures associated with this year’s El Nino weather phenomenon affect rainfall across the

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El Nino brings drought, hunger to Indonesia and South Pacific

El Nino brings drought, hunger to Indonesia and South Pacific

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 22, 2015 0

KETUNG MIRI VILLAGE, INDONESIA 22 October 2015 (IRIN) - Farming communities throughout Indonesia are struggling with drought as rising sea temperatures associated with this year’s El Nino weather phenomenon affect rainfall across the

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