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EXCLUSIVE: The UN is waiting for Assad to approve its new Syria chief

EXCLUSIVE: The UN is waiting for Assad to approve its new Syria chief

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

The UN is still without a top official in Syria because the government of Bashar al-Assad has not approved the world body’s selection, a UN spokesperson told IRIN on Tuesday.

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What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 19, 2016 0

As part of efforts to strengthen and harmonise responses to migrants and refugees, the UN is to lead a global campaign to counter xenophobia. Announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in April , member

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Syria deal needs to work for aid agencies on the ground

Syria deal needs to work for aid agencies on the ground

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 12, 2016 0

With aid a key component of the cessation of hostilities scheduled to begin Monday at sundown in Syria, humanitarians say they’ll need more than just words if they are to bring help to

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How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami?

How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami?

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2016 0

On Boxing Day 2004, a 9.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra, triggering a series of tsunamis with waves up to 30 metres (100 feet) high that killed an estimated 230,000

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Malnutrition rates in Nigeria “horrifying”

Malnutrition rates in Nigeria “horrifying”

September 1, 2016 0

The world may have finally woken up to the child hunger emergency in northeastern Nigeria, but the latest data shows, if anything, a deepening crisis. Levels of Global Acute Malnutrition recorded in July

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Booby-trapped bicycles

Booby-trapped bicycles

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 23, 2016 0

Under the scorching midday sun and the rattle of heavy artillery and Kalashnikov fire, three men on the Libyan coast are deactivating mines with electricians’ pliers, clad in flak jackets and helmets that

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How aid agencies should protect their staff from sexual abuse

How aid agencies should protect their staff from sexual abuse

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 19, 2016 0

Only 16 percent of aid agencies have proper policies dealing with sexual assaults on staff, and just one in 10 cases of sexual abuse are reported and then properly handled, according to a

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Who in the world is Millie Wonder?

Who in the world is Millie Wonder?

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 19, 2016 0

The July rape of aid workers in South Sudan made headlines around the world. The incident was brutal but not uncommon – one in three women are sexually or physically assaulted in their

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Does Countering Violent Extremism work?

Does Countering Violent Extremism work?

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 10, 2016 0

A strategy that has its roots in counter-terrorism called Countering Violent Extremism, or CVE, is a massive growth area in the aid industry and has become an accepted component of a dizzying range

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Pregnancy under siege

Pregnancy under siege

August 10, 2016 0

Despite the scale of the 16 months of conflict and the deepening humanitarian crisis in Yemen, it is still largely overlooked by the world's media and overshadowed by the headlines coming out of

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