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Libyan oil wars and the battle for Tripoli

Libyan oil wars and the battle for Tripoli

March 15, 2017 0

It’s flying under the radar, but the Libyan capital is shuddering through its worst violence since fighting first broke out mid-2014, while oil wars rage out east amidst signs of increased Russian involvement.

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EXCLUSIVE: UK “voluntary” returns – refugee coercion and NGO complicity

EXCLUSIVE: UK “voluntary” returns – refugee coercion and NGO complicity

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 21, 2017 0

The UK Home Office is accelerating its drive for “illegal” migrants and those refused asylum to return home voluntarily – a tactic publicised as more cost-effective and “humane” than forced returns. But how

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UN under fire even as Pakistan lifts Afghan deportation order

UN under fire even as Pakistan lifts Afghan deportation order

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 13, 2017 0

Pakistan has backed off threats to deport more than two million Afghans starting next month, but the refugees are still under intense pressure to leave and the UN is accused of complicity in

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Islamic State ramps up recruitment in Pakistan

Islamic State ramps up recruitment in Pakistan

January 11, 2017 0

Obaid Khan was planning to join Pakistan’s public school system as a teacher after finishing his undergraduate degree in May this year. Instead, he dropped out of university to join the so-called Islamic

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The roots and risks of Myanmar’s new Rohingya insurgency

The roots and risks of Myanmar’s new Rohingya insurgency

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 3, 2017 0

Proghyananda Vikkhu stood in his purple monk’s robe in front of gleaming gold statues of the Buddha, recalling the night that a mob of nationalist Muslims attacked his monastery in eastern Bangladesh.

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Myanmar says Rohingya rape and abuse allegations “made-up”, despite mounting evidence

Myanmar says Rohingya rape and abuse allegations “made-up”, despite mounting evidence

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

One by one, seven Myanmar soldiers raped Yasmin in her home, as she stifled her screams for fear of being murdered.   Sixteen days ago, the military attacked Mukhtar’s village, and now the

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From war to want: South Sudanese find less violence but grim conditions in Uganda

From war to want: South Sudanese find less violence but grim conditions in Uganda

December 20, 2016 0

For leverage, Helen grips the rungs on the side of the rusting hospital bed with her toes. “Sindika!” encourages Aisha Ayikoriu. “Sindika! Sindika!” In Luganda, the Bantu language widely spoken in Uganda, Sindika

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South Sudan: “This fighting will continue to our children”

South Sudan: “This fighting will continue to our children”

December 8, 2016 0

David Salah sits on the South Sudan side of the Kaya river. A wooden bridge separates him from Busia, a border crossing in Uganda.

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On the road to Mosul, liberation comes tinged with sectarian suspicion

On the road to Mosul, liberation comes tinged with sectarian suspicion

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 29, 2016 0

Dust-covered children collected useful-looking pieces of rubbish or food discarded by soldiers. They tossed them into grubby sacks as they walked along the roadside, towards the frontline of Iraq’s offensive against so-called Islamic

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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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