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Sri Lanka war crimes in the spotlight as UN rights chief visits

Sri Lanka war crimes in the spotlight as UN rights chief visits

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 9, 2016 0

YANGON 09 February 2016 (IRIN) - Sri Lanka's president is unlikely to cave in any time soon to pressure for international participation in a war crimes tribunal, as the United Nations rights chief

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Should airdrops be tried to save starving Syrians?

Should airdrops be tried to save starving Syrians?

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 27, 2016 0

JERUSALEM 27 January 2016 (IRIN) - Since Madaya forced the plight of Syrians under siege onto the international stage, voices calling for airdrops to save starving civilians have only become louder. Governments and

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Q&A: ICRC chief wants less ideological, more pragmatic Red Cross

Q&A: ICRC chief wants less ideological, more pragmatic Red Cross

December 11, 2015 0

GENEVA 11 December 2015 (IRIN) - Once a very closed and guarded organisation, the International Committee of the Red Cross has in recent years begun to open up.

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No deal to strengthen respect for Geneva Conventions

No deal to strengthen respect for Geneva Conventions

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 10, 2015 0

States gathered at a major conference to debate the rules of war have failed to back a proposal aimed at boosting compliance with the Geneva Conventions.

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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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