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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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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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Forget about antiquities; what about Palmyra’s civilians?

Forget about antiquities; what about Palmyra’s civilians?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 4, 2016 0

“People are more important than ruins.” So says Hassan Ahmed, a former resident of Palmyra, which the Syrian army took last week after 10 months under the control of the so-called Islamic State

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Prostituted, beaten and held for ransom

Prostituted, beaten and held for ransom

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 31, 2016 0

As warmer weather brings calmer seas, more and more migrants are setting off again from the Libyan coast in smugglers’ boats bound for Italy. Eight vessels containing 1,361 people were rescued from this

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Why Turkey is still refugees unwelcome

Why Turkey is still refugees unwelcome

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 30, 2016 0

The joint EU-Turkish action plan to end the migration crisis not only aims to make Europe a much less appealing destination – with threats of detention and deportation for all new boat arrivals

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Israel ramps up home demolitions

Israel ramps up home demolitions

March 30, 2016 0

As Palestinians mark the 40th anniversary of Land Day, home demolitions in the West Bank and East Jerusalem appear to be on the rise.

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The dangers of a new Libyan intervention

The dangers of a new Libyan intervention

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 28, 2016 0

NATO’s 2011 intervention in Libya, coming shortly after the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, was hailed at the time as a “humanitarian intervention.” It was, at least according to the UN Security Council resolution

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Life gets crowded on the bottom rung in Yemen

Life gets crowded on the bottom rung in Yemen

March 24, 2016 0

Before war ravaged Yemen, the country’s black citizens occupied the lowest rung on the societal ladder. Poorer than the poorest of other Yemenis, the group, usually called the Akhdam (servants) prefer to be

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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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