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Internment fears as Myanmar plans new camps for scattered Rohingya

Internment fears as Myanmar plans new camps for scattered Rohingya

September 19, 2017 0

Myanmar plans to open new displacement camps for Rohingya in violence-ridden Rakhine State, sparking fears that members of the Muslim minority not already driven out of the country will instead be forcibly interned.

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Rohingya refugees overwhelm aid groups in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees overwhelm aid groups in Bangladesh

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

There are two lines on the edges of the Naf River: on one side, refugees in ragged clothing, waiting to cross and leave Myanmar behind; on the other, Bangladeshis ready to welcome them

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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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Colombia’s female FARC fighters wage a new war, for gender parity

Colombia’s female FARC fighters wage a new war, for gender parity

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2017 0

When Angie Rios, 27, left to join communist rebels as a teenager, she told her mother never to change her phone number.

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Crackdown: Prison conditions worsen in post-coup Turkey

Crackdown: Prison conditions worsen in post-coup Turkey

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 6, 2017 0

Turkey has been packing its jails with political offenders since a failed coup nearly 14 months ago, and prisoners’ families, lawyers, and activists have told IRIN of an increase in overcrowding, poor medical

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Words matter: Hate speech and South Sudan

Words matter: Hate speech and South Sudan

September 5, 2017 0

“South Sudan terrorists need to be killed in order for peace to reign. Lawful killing has been practised by states since time immemorial.”   These are the words of Gordon Buay, deputy chief

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Burundi officials should be tried for “crimes against humanity”: UN commission

Burundi officials should be tried for “crimes against humanity”: UN commission

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 4, 2017 0

Burundians “at the highest level of the state” and in its security services should face trial at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, a UN panel investigating more than two years

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Afghanistan redux, mind your language, and Angola’s First Family

Afghanistan redux, mind your language, and Angola’s First Family

August 25, 2017 0

President Joao Lourenco – can he escape “the family”? It’s no surprise, Angola’s next president is going to be Joao Lourenco . The big question is can the party loyalist and former general

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No food, #NotATarget, and what next in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

No food, #NotATarget, and what next in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

August 18, 2017 0

Which humanitarian topics are on IRIN’s radar and should be on yours? Check out our curation of upcoming events, topical reports, opinion, and quality journalism:   The “depressing equilibrium” of aid worker attacks

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Briefing: Inside Kenya’s troubled elections

Briefing: Inside Kenya’s troubled elections

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 17, 2017 0

More than a week after Kenya’s general elections, the opposition continues to dispute the results, but rather than calling for further protest action on the streets, it’s taking its challenge to the Supreme

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