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Mapped: a world at war

Mapped: a world at war

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

IRIN is about to launch the fifth instalment in our ongoing series on the world’s forgotten conflicts. Our package of stories, films and graphics has already looked in-depth at the situation in Myanmar, South Kordofan

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18 months on, Gaza donors still falling way short

18 months on, Gaza donors still falling way short

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 18, 2016 0

Only 40 percent of the $3.5 billion donors pledged in October 2014 for Gaza's reconstruction has been delivered, new World Bank figures reveal.

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What ​will​ happen to migrants returned to Turkey?

What ​will​ happen to migrants returned to Turkey?

April 12, 2016 0

Last Monday, 202 migrants were put on ferries from Greece and deported back to Turkey. As the first group to be returned under the EU’s migration deal with Turkey, their departure from the

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Three deaths in Fallujah

Three deaths in Fallujah

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

Jameela al-Jassim was desperate, so she did the unthinkable. Last month, the 26-year-old roped herself and her two young children to a rock and tossed it into a Fallujah river. Their bodies were

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Little to go home to in war-torn Pakistan

Little to go home to in war-torn Pakistan

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 4, 2016 0

Pakistan’s military says it’s in the final phase of operations to clear militants from areas near the Afghanistan border, and the government plans to return those displaced by the fighting by the end

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Syria lull brings deaths down but little else

Syria lull brings deaths down but little else

March 29, 2016 0

A month into an internationally brokered cessation of hostilities in Syria, violence has decreased in some parts of the country but aid agencies are far from having the unhindered aid access they had

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What’s it like to be a young Palestinian refugee in Lebanon today?

What’s it like to be a young Palestinian refugee in Lebanon today?

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 17, 2016 0

Of all the countries Palestinians settled in when they fled or were forced from what is now Israel nearly 70 years ago, Lebanon remains the most hostile to providing basic rights to the

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The Grammar of Impotence

The Grammar of Impotence

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 16, 2016 0

Despite passing 16 resolutions on Syria since 2012, the divided UN Security Council has achieved little in stopping the war and suffering. Security Council resolutions are carefully worded. What does the diplomatic language of those resolutions tell us

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Syria: 5 years on

Syria: 5 years on

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 15, 2016 0

As Syria enters its sixth year of brutal conflict, IRIN looks at the impact of 5 years of war: Banner photo © UNHCR/Andrew McConnell: Children play football on a street in Baba Amr, Homs, Syria

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UN admits Syria airdrop failure

UN admits Syria airdrop failure

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 25, 2016 0

The day after the UN’s first airdrop into Syria, the World Food Programme said that only four of the 21 aid pallets it dropped into the besieged city of Deir Ezzor had made it

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