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Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

August 17, 2017 0

The black-clad police toting semi-automatic rifles barely get a glance from children glued to the TV as officers search their home in Illigan City, near besieged Marawi, where Philippine security forces have been battling Islamist militants

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Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul 

Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul 

July 6, 2017 0

“Don’t open the door under any circumstances,” shouts Iraqi special forces soldier Salem, as his Humvee climbs over the wreckage of Mosul’s Old City. “Daesh run out from houses and side streets and

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Saddam-era basement bunkers: A ‘double-edged sword’ for Mosul civilians

Saddam-era basement bunkers: A ‘double-edged sword’ for Mosul civilians

June 28, 2017 0

Wearing nothing but underpants, his body half-wrapped in bandages, 20-year-old Mustafa is carried out of Mosul’s Old City on a green plastic chair by Iraqi soldiers running through sniper fire. Grimacing with pain,

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Slave labour? Death rate doubles for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

Slave labour? Death rate doubles for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

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

A woman with a pink cloth wrapped around her head climbs out of a window on the fourth floor of a residential building. She peers at the ground far below, clutching onto the

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Raqqa, Trump’s big decision, and the death of a Dadaab icon: The cheat sheet

Raqqa, Trump’s big decision, and the death of a Dadaab icon: The cheat sheet

May 5, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors looks ahead at what’s on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Au revoir Paris: Will

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Raped, injected with poison, entire family murdered: One woman’s story in CAR

Raped, injected with poison, entire family murdered: One woman’s story in CAR

March 23, 2017 0

The first time the Séléka rebels captured Danielle* she was visiting the shallow grave where her husband, father, and brothers were all buried. Danielle had witnessed the rebels kill the men outside her

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Yemen’s silent disaster: A snapshot of life and death in rural Taiz

Yemen’s silent disaster: A snapshot of life and death in rural Taiz

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 1, 2017 0

In the middle of a vast expanse of grey scrubland a rapidly growing population of more than 120 families huddle under parched trees. Escaping the latest wave of conflict on Yemen’s Red Sea

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Post-quake Nepal: No country for old women

Post-quake Nepal: No country for old women

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 1, 2017 0

Laxmi Devishretha hasn’t spoken for a week.

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Shattered war economy encourages child marriage in Yemen

Shattered war economy encourages child marriage in Yemen

February 15, 2017 0

It’s impossible to get hard numbers, but child marriage appears to be on the rise in Yemen: a consequence of the extreme poverty caused by nearly two years of devastating war in what

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Burundi mental scars deepen as fear rules

Burundi mental scars deepen as fear rules

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 19, 2016 0

She’s watching the road just outside her house, sitting on a tree trunk used as a barricade during anti-government protests last year against President Pierre Nkurunziza. And she’s talking to herself. “This person

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