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Bureaucracy blocks earthquake aid in Pakistan

Bureaucracy blocks earthquake aid in Pakistan

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 30, 2015 0

PESHAWAR 30 October 2015 (IRIN) - International relief agencies are unable to reach some areas in Pakistan that were devastated by this week’s earthquake, because government authorities have not granted them permission to

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Can WHO learn the lessons from Ebola?

Can WHO learn the lessons from Ebola?

July 13, 2015 0

DAKAR 13 July 2015 (IRIN) - As Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continue to battle the Ebola outbreak, the international community's "delayed" and "inadequate" response last year has led many critics to ask:

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The most important aid organisation you’ve never heard of

The most important aid organisation you’ve never heard of

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 2, 2015 0

BEIRUT 02 July 2015 (IRIN) - Saudi Arabia has quietly launched a new behemoth in the international aid world. The King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid looks set have a budget of hundreds

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Why Nepal response will be so hard

Why Nepal response will be so hard

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 27, 2015 0

NAIROBI 27 April 2015 (IRIN) - International aid is beginning to flow into earthquake-hit Nepal, but much more is needed as the scale of the disaster becomes all too clear.

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Syria pledging conference: Three key trends

Syria pledging conference: Three key trends

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 1, 2015 0

KUWAIT CITY 01 April 2015 (IRIN) - On Tuesday, International donors pledged a record US$3.8billion towards humanitarian relief for the Syrian crisis, now into its fifth year. Here are three key trends from

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South Sudan’s delayed peace means no justice for war crime victims

South Sudan’s delayed peace means no justice for war crime victims

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 6, 2015 0

KAMPALA 06 March 2015 (IRIN) - Regional negotiators had warned that yesterday was the "last chance" for South Sudan's warring parties to reach a resolution, but even a renewed threat of sanctions from

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ICC Uganda visit prompts fresh calls for state "crimes" probe

ICC Uganda visit prompts fresh calls for state "crimes" probe

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 2, 2015 0

LIRA 02 March 2015 (IRIN) - The International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s visit to Uganda has prompted fresh calls for the tribunal to investigate atrocities allegedly committed by government forces fighting the Lord’s Resistance

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Will Washington surrender in the War on Drugs?

Will Washington surrender in the War on Drugs?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 26, 2015 0

NAIROBI 26 February 2015 (IRIN) - The news this week that Jamaica is decriminalizing marijuana for personal use is the latest step in a global trend towards rethinking drug policy. For decades the

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A map of female genital mutilation rates globally

A map of female genital mutilation rates globally

February 6, 2015 0

LONDON 06 February 2015 (IRIN) - Female Genital Mutilation is a surgical procedure performed on the genitals of girls and women in many parts of the world. To mark International Day of Zero

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ICC and Palestine – a long way to go

ICC and Palestine – a long way to go

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 19, 2015 0

JERUSALEM 19 January 2015 (IRIN) - The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary examination into possible war crimes committed during last summer's conflict between Israel and Gaza. But prosecutions are unlikely or

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