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Aleppo: Inside a city beyond the brink

Aleppo: Inside a city beyond the brink

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 28, 2016 0

Once Syria’s most populous city, Aleppo is now a humanitarian disaster zone. As fighting intensifies in several districts and bombs again rain down from the sky, tens of thousands of Syria’s forgotten civilians

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The road ahead for the ICC in Burundi

The road ahead for the ICC in Burundi

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 26, 2016 0

The announcement by the International Criminal Court that it has opened a preliminary examination into human rights abuses in Burundi could be the first step towards a formal investigation into the killings and

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Myanmar refugees in China caught between political fault lines

Myanmar refugees in China caught between political fault lines

March 16, 2016 0

More than one year after war erupted between Myanmar’s military and an ethnic insurgent group, thousands of refugees who crossed the border into China are ignored by both governments as well as the

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Spies Sans Frontières?

Spies Sans Frontières?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 7, 2016 0

A months-long investigation by IRIN into the secretive intelligence-linked firm Palantir, reveals a cosying up to aid organisations large and small, including a bargain-basement contract with a sensitive UN agency, and a flirtation

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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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