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Refugees warn of looming civil war in Cameroon

Refugees warn of looming civil war in Cameroon

November 9, 2017 0

As Patrick Ndong was getting ready to leave home for his poultry farm in the Cameroonian commune of Akwaya, a group of soldiers stormed into his compound and began shooting in the air.

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Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences

Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences

June 21, 2017 0

Much ink has been spilt trying to make sense of the migration flow across the Mediterranean, a stretch of sea that has become the frontline of capitalism’s most urgent question: What’s more valuable

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Scale up or cut back? Aid sector grapples with growing funding gap

Scale up or cut back? Aid sector grapples with growing funding gap

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 9, 2016 0

This week, the UN announced that $22.2 billion would be required to meet the needs of an estimated 92.8 million people affected by conflicts and natural disasters in 2017.

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South Sudan: “This fighting will continue to our children”

South Sudan: “This fighting will continue to our children”

December 8, 2016 0

David Salah sits on the South Sudan side of the Kaya river. A wooden bridge separates him from Busia, a border crossing in Uganda.

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Who builds the walls?

Who builds the walls?

November 9, 2016 0

You are a German, remembering the Berlin Wall. It seemed like it would last forever, but it was only 30 years before the pressure became too much and people spilled over it like

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Families torn apart as Pakistan forces Afghan refugees back over the border

Families torn apart as Pakistan forces Afghan refugees back over the border

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 26, 2016 0

Rakshe Kanwal is confonted with a cruel dilemma: follow her husband, who’s been deported from Pakistan to Afghanistan – where he was born and she has never been – or succumb to family

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Iraq: No country for young men

Iraq: No country for young men

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 5, 2016 0

Saif fights the so-called Islamic State for a living and can barely pay his bills. Falih is desperate to leave Iraq, but can’t get a visa. Abdullah works for the government but says

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How Kenya’s al-Shabab amnesty is a loaded gun

How Kenya’s al-Shabab amnesty is a loaded gun

August 31, 2016 0

Musa Rashid had fought for a year with the Somali jihadist group al-Shabab until, disillusioned, he returned home to Kenya. Part of the lure was a government amnesty for those who renounced violence,

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Life on the edge of Libya’s battle against Islamic State

Life on the edge of Libya’s battle against Islamic State

August 8, 2016 0

The sun sets to the sound of distant explosions. Three children sell homemade bread by the side of the road to Libyan soldiers driving between the frontlines. This is the outskirts of Sirte,

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Top Picks: Art, barrel bombs, and coffee

Top Picks: Art, barrel bombs, and coffee

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 22, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Four to read: Weapons of the Syrian war Defense

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