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Polio to be wiped out globally this year: WHO

Polio to be wiped out globally this year: WHO

August 5, 2016 0

Huma Shazif had just vaccinated five children against polio in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar when the gunmen attacked.

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How Syrians are being killed

How Syrians are being killed

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

Dozens of people were reportedly killed by US airstrikes in northern Syria last week in what may amount to the greatest loss of civilian life in the coalition’s two-year war against so-called Islamic

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Pakistanis displaced by war return to a ruined economy

Pakistanis displaced by war return to a ruined economy

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 21, 2016 0

The Bara Market was once a bustling hive of about 10,000 shops.

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Yemen: It’s the economy, stupid!

Yemen: It’s the economy, stupid!

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

Something peculiar is afoot in Yemen: the usually arcane topics of monetary policy and central banking have become part of everyday chatter, even street art.

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Slave to the algorithm

Slave to the algorithm

July 11, 2016 0

The ninth-century polymath Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi began his most famous book : “When I considered what people generally want in calculating, I found that it is always a number.” A millennium later,

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Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

July 4, 2016 0

During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent visit to China, the two countries agreed to jointly fund a disaster response centre in Afghanistan.

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Trouble in the heart of Mali

Trouble in the heart of Mali

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 30, 2016 0

The Algiers Accord isn’t dead, but a year after the peace agreement was signed between the government and two coalitions of armed groups in northern Mali, it is badly bruised. The Coordination of

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Fallujah: Waking up to Iraq’s new crisis

Fallujah: Waking up to Iraq’s new crisis

June 22, 2016 0

Tens of thousands of Iraqis displaced from Fallujah don't have enough water to drink or tents for shelter.  Waking up to Iraq's new crisis Timothy Webster/IRIN Fallujah displacement.jpg Video Aid and Policy Migration

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Forgotten Conflicts: Blue Nile

Forgotten Conflicts: Blue Nile

June 21, 2016 0

World Refugee Week highlights the big conflicts around the world that force millions of people from their homes. But in the southeastern corner of Sudan a little-known struggle has succeeded in depopulating an

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Afghanistan’s failed promises to help people displaced by war

Afghanistan’s failed promises to help people displaced by war

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 31, 2016 0

Afghanistan has failed to live up to a 2014 pledge to care for people displaced by conflict within its borders, according to a report released today, even as the number of displaced has

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