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IRIN’s Top Picks: Integrating refugees, auditing Afghanistan, and Zika

IRIN’s Top Picks: Integrating refugees, auditing Afghanistan, and Zika

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 29, 2016 0

GENEVA 29 January 2016 (IRIN) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles

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Burundi – nobody to the rescue?

Burundi – nobody to the rescue?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 29, 2016 0

NAIROBI 29 January 2016 (IRIN) - It’s almost a given that African leaders meeting today in Addis Ababa will not override Burundi’s objections and endorse the deployment of a 5,000-strong intervention force to

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El Niño-linked drought kills crops and people in PNG

El Niño-linked drought kills crops and people in PNG

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 28, 2016 0

YANGON 28 January 2016 (IRIN) - People are dying of malnourishment and disease in remote, drought-stricken communities in Papua New Guinea, which will need food aid for the next few months to prevent

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Syrian peace talks lost in a fog of war

Syrian peace talks lost in a fog of war

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

JERUSALEM 28 January 2016 (IRIN) - With the main Syrian opposition group threatening not to show, and talks in separate rooms even if they do, are these peace talks at all?

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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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Activist arrest puts foreign NGOs in China on edge

Activist arrest puts foreign NGOs in China on edge

January 25, 2016 0

BEIJING 25 January 2016 (IRIN) - Foreign NGO employees in China watched in horror last week as a Swedish rights activist went on state television to deliver what colleagues described as a “forced

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Activist arrest puts foreign NGOs in China on edge

Activist arrest puts foreign NGOs in China on edge

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 25, 2016 0

BEIJING 25 January 2016 (IRIN) - Foreign NGO employees in China watched in horror last week as a Swedish rights activist went on state television to deliver what colleagues described as a “forced

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Boomtime for fuel smugglers in Nepal

Boomtime for fuel smugglers in Nepal

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 20, 2016 0

KATHMANDU 20 January 2016 (IRIN) - A severe fuel shortage has crippled Nepal, causing added hardship for millions of people already trying to recover from a devastating earthquake. But not everybody is suffering

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No refuge: Central American children on the run in Mexico

No refuge: Central American children on the run in Mexico

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 20, 2016 0

TAPACHULA 20 January 2016 (IRIN) - Mexico is ill-equipped to deal with increasing numbers of children fleeing gang violence in Central America’s “Northern Triangle”.

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Ex-Tamil Tigers go jobless in Sri Lanka

Ex-Tamil Tigers go jobless in Sri Lanka

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 18, 2016 0

VALLIPURAM, SRI LANKA 18 January 2016 (IRIN) - Almost seven years after the end of Sri Lanka's decades-long civil war, the majority of former Tamil Tiger rebels are struggling to find jobs despite

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