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UN calls for ‘humanitarian pause’ in Yemen as conditions in capital deteriorate

UN calls for ‘humanitarian pause’ in Yemen as conditions in capital deteriorate

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 4, 2017 0

Conditions for civilians in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a are “deteriorating by the hour” after six days of violence, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Monday, as the United Nations called

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Iran-Iraq earthquake live blog

Iran-Iraq earthquake live blog

November 13, 2017 0

Latest developments after a 7.3-magnitude quake struck a border region of Iran-Iraq on Sunday

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Aid agencies withdraw from Afghanistan’s north

Aid agencies withdraw from Afghanistan’s north

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 5, 2015 0

KABUL 05 October 2015 (IRIN) - The United Nations has evacuated staff from areas of northern Afghanistan where a suspected American airstrike hit a clinic run by Médecins Sans Frontières, forcing it to

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The refugee crisis: time for some perspective

The refugee crisis: time for some perspective

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 24, 2015 0

LONDON 24 September 2015 (IRIN) - At the end of a long summer that has seen record numbers of migrants and refugees arriving on Europe’s shores, EU member states are still deeply divided

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Which way is up? Flatpacks alone can’t solve global shelter crisis

Which way is up? Flatpacks alone can’t solve global shelter crisis

May 25, 2015 0

BELGRADE 25 May 2015 (IRIN) - IKEA's new flatpack shelter partnership with the UNHCR is well and good, but how about reforming the process as well as the product. Now that could make

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BRIEFING: Third time lucky for Syria talks?

BRIEFING: Third time lucky for Syria talks?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 14, 2015 0

GENEVA 14 May 2015 (IRIN) - A new round of talks are underway in Geneva in a bid to find a way to end to the war in Syria. Now in its fifth

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Briefing: Is Mali’s peace process in peril?

Briefing: Is Mali’s peace process in peril?

April 30, 2015 0

BAMAKO 30 April 2015 (IRIN) - As Tuareg rebels drag their feet on signing the latest peace deal, violence is erupting once again in northern Mali. Here's a look at why the situation

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Why are humanitarians so WEIRD?

Why are humanitarians so WEIRD?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 15, 2015 0

BELGRADE 15 April 2015 (IRIN) - In his latest column, recovering aid worker Paul Currion argues that humanitarian organisations are fundamentally WEIRD - Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic.

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Boko Haram violence displaces 1.2 million Nigerians

Boko Haram violence displaces 1.2 million Nigerians

March 4, 2015 0

NAIROBI 04 March 2015 (IRIN) - More than 1.2 million people have been driven from their homes in northern Nigeria, the vast majority as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency, according to

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Will Washington surrender in the War on Drugs?

Will Washington surrender in the War on Drugs?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 26, 2015 0

NAIROBI 26 February 2015 (IRIN) - The news this week that Jamaica is decriminalizing marijuana for personal use is the latest step in a global trend towards rethinking drug policy. For decades the

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