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Syrians make easy scapegoats in Lebanon

Syrians make easy scapegoats in Lebanon

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 28, 2016 0

The Baalbek International Festival is in town. Under silvery bunting, telltale tourists drift around in shorts in the sleepy mid-afternoon heat

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How Syrians are being killed

How Syrians are being killed

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 25, 2016 0

Dozens of people were reportedly killed by US airstrikes in northern Syria last week in what may amount to the greatest loss of civilian life in the coalition’s two-year war against so-called Islamic

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What changes and doesn’t change after Turkey’s failed coup

What changes and doesn’t change after Turkey’s failed coup

July 18, 2016 0

With more than than 290 dead, 1,400 injured, and 9,000 arrested (including 30 governors), a dramatic coup attempt by a segment of the Turkish military is over, or at least in its dying

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Who are Iraq’s militias?

Who are Iraq’s militias?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 13, 2016 0

The Iraqi Army is intensifying its campaign against the so-called Islamic State, driving on towards the main prize, the second city of Mosul. The campaign was given a boost this week when US

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Is this Palestinian refugee camp Syria’s next Yarmouk?

Is this Palestinian refugee camp Syria’s next Yarmouk?

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 8, 2016 0

A Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus is at risk of being further cut off from aid following weeks of bombing by Syrian pro-government forces and Russian warplanes. While there has been unprecedented interest

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The failure in Fallujah

The failure in Fallujah

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 28, 2016 0

As the Iraqi military announced (not for the first time) that it had finally routed the so-called Islamic State in Fallujah, the city’s former residents can be forgiven for not breathing a collective

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Fallujah: Waking up to Iraq’s new crisis

Fallujah: Waking up to Iraq’s new crisis

June 22, 2016 0

Tens of thousands of Iraqis displaced from Fallujah don't have enough water to drink or tents for shelter.  Waking up to Iraq's new crisis Timothy Webster/IRIN Fallujah displacement.jpg Video Aid and Policy Migration

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UN defends impartiality of Syria aid

UN defends impartiality of Syria aid

June 15, 2016 0

The World Food Programme has hit back strongly at allegations that the UN has allowed its aid operations in Syria to be controlled by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, emboldening the

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Syrians trapped in desert no man’s land

Syrians trapped in desert no man’s land

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

Some 60,000 Syrians are currently trapped in Rukban and the smaller Hadalat, makeshift camps in a barren slice of desert at the border between Syria and Jordan. Accounts from the settlements describe a

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All at sea: Libyan detention centres at crisis point

All at sea: Libyan detention centres at crisis point

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 1, 2016 0

“Yesterday, we received 203 new migrants, today it was 585, and tomorrow there will be more, and the next day, and the day after.”   Khalid al-Tumi runs the Zawiya migrant detention centre,

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