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What you need to know now about cuts to the UN’s agency for Palestine refugees

What you need to know now about cuts to the UN’s agency for Palestine refugees

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 17, 2018 0

The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees says it is facing “the gravest financial crisis” in its history after the United States announced it was holding back planned funding. But the agency is

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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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UN calls for ‘humanitarian pause’ in Yemen as conditions in capital deteriorate

UN calls for ‘humanitarian pause’ in Yemen as conditions in capital deteriorate

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 4, 2017 0

Conditions for civilians in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a are “deteriorating by the hour” after six days of violence, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Monday, as the United Nations called

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Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

IRIN editors have scanned the humanitarian horizon to get you up to speed with this forward-looking weekly digest:   CAR risks return to civil war   Central African Republic is on the brink

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Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 13, 2017 0

An unfolding humanitarian emergency along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border is intensifying pressure on the UN to take action, with fears that an unprecedented exodus of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military clampdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine

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Libya’s migration crisis is about more than just security

Libya’s migration crisis is about more than just security

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 11, 2017 0

There’s no shortage of news on Libya’s migration crisis, but there is a serious dearth of policy solutions.

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Unwelcome stranger: An African asylum seeker in Israel

Unwelcome stranger: An African asylum seeker in Israel

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 31, 2017 0

This short documentary tells the story of Anwar, a Sudanese anti-government activist who fled his home in Darfur in 2003.

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Sudan sanctions, Mosul, and Marawi: The Cheat Sheet

Sudan sanctions, Mosul, and Marawi: The Cheat Sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 7, 2017 0

Check out the topics on IRIN’s radar and trawl through our curation of the best humanitarian reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Will US relax 20-year-old sanctions on Sudan? Sudan's diplomacy

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Boko Haram ups its pressure on Niger

Boko Haram ups its pressure on Niger

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 6, 2017 0

There has been a worrying upsurge in Boko Haram violence in Niger’s southeastern Diffa region, adding to the caseload of an already underfunded humanitarian crisis. In the latest attack on 2 July, the

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The battle for Raqqa begins

The battle for Raqqa begins

June 6, 2017 0

The assault on Raqqa officially began on Tuesday morning with the announcement of a “great battle”, but many fear that the Syrian city, which for three years has served as the de facto

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