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The politics of food aid in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

The politics of food aid in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 11, 2016 0

In Myanmar’s Rakhine state, even food is political.  Sectarian tensions have simmered for decades here on the country’s western frontier with Bangladesh, and they exploded with deadly violence in 2012 when mobs of

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Afghanistan overwhelmed as refugees return from Pakistan

Afghanistan overwhelmed as refugees return from Pakistan

September 13, 2016 0

A humanitarian crisis is looming in Afghanistan as 5,000 refugees return each day from Pakistan, where they are being pressured to leave and join hundreds of thousands already displaced by war at home. 

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Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

September 9, 2016 0

In a sign of its commitment to ending the ethnic wars that have bedeviled Myanmar for six decades, the country’s first civilian-led government in half a century held a four-day peace conference last

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EXCLUSIVE: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Yemen war rooms

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Yemen war rooms

September 8, 2016 0

“Our position is extremely strong,” said Lieutenant General Fayyad al-Ruwaili. “We are hitting military targets on [the enemy’s] side, their facilities, their lines of communication…. At the end of the day, they will

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Top Picks: al-Shabab amnesty, Colombia’s missing, and Chechnya revisited

Top Picks: al-Shabab amnesty, Colombia’s missing, and Chechnya revisited

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 2, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Four to read: “Enrique’s Shadow” The International Committee of

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Gang violence in Central America is a humanitarian crisis

Gang violence in Central America is a humanitarian crisis

September 1, 2016 0

Central America’s Northern Triangle – encompassing El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – is one of the most violent regions in the world outside of a warzone. Transnational gangs or maras have proliferated in

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Pakistanis displaced by war return to a ruined economy

Pakistanis displaced by war return to a ruined economy

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

The Bara Market was once a bustling hive of about 10,000 shops.

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The failure in Fallujah

The failure in Fallujah

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

As the Iraqi military announced (not for the first time) that it had finally routed the so-called Islamic State in Fallujah, the city’s former residents can be forgiven for not breathing a collective

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Is Pakistan going to send Afghan refugees home?

Is Pakistan going to send Afghan refugees home?

June 23, 2016 0

Sardar Gul has been forced to cut his earnings by more than half.   Daily scrutiny by police cracking down on Afghan refugees in Pakistan turned his three-kilometre commute to a construction site

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“Where is NATO now?”

“Where is NATO now?”

May 30, 2016 0

Glowering across a table in a Tripoli café, 28-year-old Mohamed* has no kind words for Western leaders or any of Libya’s three governments. “In 2011, NATO said it intervened in Libya to protect the

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