human-rights »

Africa’s all too preventable cholera crisis

Africa’s all too preventable cholera crisis

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 1, 2018 0

Southern and East African countries are facing a severe cholera outbreak that is exposing the failure in public sanitation and the impact of government neglect. Last year, there were more than 109,442 cholera

Read More »
Prison or deportation: The impossible choice for asylum seekers in Israel

Prison or deportation: The impossible choice for asylum seekers in Israel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 31, 2018 0

Just two months from now, the Israeli government says it will begin indefinitely imprisoning asylum seekers who refuse deportation. IRIN Middle East Editor Annie Slemrod explores what this means for the tens of

Read More »
Inside the EU’s flawed $200 million migration deal with Sudan

Inside the EU’s flawed $200 million migration deal with Sudan

January 30, 2018 0

As millions of dollars in EU funds flow into Sudan to stem African migration, asylum seekers say they are increasingly trapped, living in a perpetual state of fear and exploitation in this key

Read More »
Afghan attack, Congo killings, and crisis debate at Davos: The Cheat Sheet

Afghan attack, Congo killings, and crisis debate at Davos: The Cheat Sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 26, 2018 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:   Congo’s deepening crisis   UN Secretary-General

Read More »
Afghanistan and the ICC: a ‘brave’ first step, but a long road ahead

Afghanistan and the ICC: a ‘brave’ first step, but a long road ahead

January 23, 2018 0

Widespread abuses. Rampant impunity

Read More »
One year on, victims of Gambian dictator demand justice

One year on, victims of Gambian dictator demand justice

January 22, 2018 0

Ayeshah was just 14 when her father went missing in 2005, never to be seen again. He was a relative of Gambian autocrat Yahya Jammeh, but he had made the fatal mistake of

Read More »
Rohingya who fled Myanmar a second time are certain: "We can’t go back"

Rohingya who fled Myanmar a second time are certain: "We can’t go back"

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

Noor Mohammed fled to Bangladesh in 1991, only to return to his home in Myanmar a year later, lured by a promise of safety. Now, he’s back in Bangladesh, one of more than

Read More »
Red flags, rising Tunisians, and Myanmar’s Rakhine: The Cheat Sheet

Red flags, rising Tunisians, and Myanmar’s Rakhine: The Cheat Sheet

January 12, 2018 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:   Red flags in Côte d'Ivoire  

Read More »
A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 11, 2018 0

In 2011, several African states warned about the likely consequences of an international military intervention in Libya aimed at toppling Muammar Gaddafi. Now, six years after his death, security in the Sahel region

Read More »
IRIN reporting wins 2017 UNCA award

IRIN reporting wins 2017 UNCA award

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 22, 2017 0

We are delighted to announce that the United Nations Correspondents Association has recognised IRIN’s outstanding reporting on Asia, awarding a joint silver medal to former Asia Editor Jared Ferrie for the Elizabeth Neuffer

Read More »