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Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 22, 2017 0

The camps for displaced people scattered across northeast Nigeria are supposed to provide safety from Boko Haram violence. But for many women the threat is no longer the jihadists: The danger is inside

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Unconventional cash project challenges aid status quo in Lebanon

Unconventional cash project challenges aid status quo in Lebanon

February 20, 2017 0

The EU and Britain have met resistance to a new $85 million project to simplify cash allowances for Syrian refugees.

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Boko Haram food crisis demands cooperation and accountability

Boko Haram food crisis demands cooperation and accountability

December 1, 2016 0

Snatched schoolgirls and suicide bomb blasts have long been the enduring images of Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict. But now the violence is represented by thousands of new faces: those of starving children. Scenes

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244,000 hungry children

244,000 hungry children

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 1, 2016 0

After his father, a welder from Bama, died in a camp for internally displaced people in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, 17-year-old Dauda began to cater for the two wives and eight other

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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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Analysis: How effective is Pakistan’s disaster authority?

Analysis: How effective is Pakistan’s disaster authority?

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 3, 2014 0

ISLAMABAD 03 April 2014 (IRIN) - The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was set up shortly after the 2005 quake that killed at least 87,000 people in northern Pakistan to act as the

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First monsoon flooding tests preparedness in Pakistan

First monsoon flooding tests preparedness in Pakistan

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 12, 2013 0

SIALKOT 12 August 2013 (IRIN) - Monsoon rain, which started at the end of June in Pakistan, has already killed 80 people and left over 81,000 displaced, according to the National Disaster Management

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NIGERIA: Worst flooding in decades

NIGERIA: Worst flooding in decades

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 10, 2012 0

WARRI/LAGOS 10 October 2012 (IRIN) - Some 1.3 million Nigerians have been displaced and 431 have died in what the authorities say is the worst flooding in over 40 years, with 30 of

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