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Black flags over Idlib: The jihadi power grab in northwestern Syria

Black flags over Idlib: The jihadi power grab in northwestern Syria

August 9, 2017 0

Life in northwestern Syria’s war-torn and impoverished Idlib Province is already bad.

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Kagame coronation, saving the sea, and an internet crackdown: The Cheat Sheet

Kagame coronation, saving the sea, and an internet crackdown: The Cheat Sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 4, 2017 0

Which humanitarian topics are on IRIN’s radar and should be on yours? Check out our curation of upcoming events, topical reports, opinion, and quality journalism: Jaw-jaw and war war in South Sudan The

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Occupied labour: The treadmill of Palestinian work in Israel

Occupied labour: The treadmill of Palestinian work in Israel

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 2, 2017 0

Driving near the concrete barrier that separates Israel from the southern West Bank, a car passes a Bedouin settlement, leaves the main road for a dirt one, and veers into a field. It

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Unwelcome stranger: An African asylum seeker in Israel

Unwelcome stranger: An African asylum seeker in Israel

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 31, 2017 0

This short documentary tells the story of Anwar, a Sudanese anti-government activist who fled his home in Darfur in 2003.

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Aid credibility at stake as donors haggle over reporting rules

Aid credibility at stake as donors haggle over reporting rules

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 21, 2017 0

  The world’s rich countries spend billions at home but report it as “aid”, exploiting a loophole that enables donors to mislead the public and cut vital development budgets. IRIN has dug into

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Mobile magistrates are Iraq’s new frontline fighters

Mobile magistrates are Iraq’s new frontline fighters

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 18, 2017 0

“My apologies, I have to go,” Khalid al-Shimari proffers as he races to his car, gravel scrunching under his feet. In the pocket of his blazer a ringtone sounds for the umpteenth time

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Cholera vaccine plan for Yemen scrapped

Cholera vaccine plan for Yemen scrapped

July 12, 2017 0

A plan to deliver a million doses of the oral cholera vaccine in Yemen to help combat the worst outbreak of cholera in the world has been scrapped. There have been more than

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Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul 

Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul 

July 6, 2017 0

“Don’t open the door under any circumstances,” shouts Iraqi special forces soldier Salem, as his Humvee climbs over the wreckage of Mosul’s Old City. “Daesh run out from houses and side streets and

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EU needs to offer work visas to bring migration under control

EU needs to offer work visas to bring migration under control

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 28, 2017 0

As migration is now viewed as an almost existential crisis for the European Union, it can be easy to forget that the EU developed a centralised policy on the matter only in the past two years.

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Saddam-era basement bunkers: A ‘double-edged sword’ for Mosul civilians

Saddam-era basement bunkers: A ‘double-edged sword’ for Mosul civilians

June 28, 2017 0

Wearing nothing but underpants, his body half-wrapped in bandages, 20-year-old Mustafa is carried out of Mosul’s Old City on a green plastic chair by Iraqi soldiers running through sniper fire. Grimacing with pain,

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