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The Grammar of Impotence

The Grammar of Impotence

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 16, 2016 0

Despite passing 16 resolutions on Syria since 2012, the divided UN Security Council has achieved little in stopping the war and suffering. Security Council resolutions are carefully worded. What does the diplomatic language of those resolutions tell us

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Look back and learn: Safe zones in Iraq and Bosnia

Look back and learn: Safe zones in Iraq and Bosnia

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 15, 2016 0

A long-standing Turkish proposal to create a so-called safe zone inside Syria, where civilians displaced by fighting could find refuge and assistance without having to leave the country, received a boost last week

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Syria: 5 years on

Syria: 5 years on

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 15, 2016 0

As Syria enters its sixth year of brutal conflict, IRIN looks at the impact of 5 years of war: Banner photo © UNHCR/Andrew McConnell: Children play football on a street in Baba Amr, Homs, Syria

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No way out: How Syrians are struggling to find an exit

No way out: How Syrians are struggling to find an exit

March 10, 2016 0

Over the last five years, close to 4.8 million Syrians have fled the conflict in their country by crossing into Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

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First UN Syria airdrop lands in trouble

First UN Syria airdrop lands in trouble

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 24, 2016 0

Only a few hours after UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien told the UN Security Council that a 21-ton World Food Programme airdrop had successfully been made to the besieged Syrian city of Deir

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What a difference 5 years makes

What a difference 5 years makes

February 18, 2016 0

On the fifth anniversary of Libya’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, there isn’t much to celebrate for the residents of Bin Jawad. Once at the heart of the 2011 rebellion, they have either fled

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Turkey’s hidden humanitarian crisis

Turkey’s hidden humanitarian crisis

February 4, 2016 0

As fighting intensified in the old city of Sur, Turkish authorities imposed a curfew that forced 75-year-old Neaz Tanlikulu from his home. Narrow cobblestone alleys that used to echo the happy cries of

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Corruption and risk 2016

Corruption and risk 2016

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 27, 2016 0

Transparency International has launched its  annual ranking of corruption , pointing to the negative effects of public sector graft on the poor and vulnerable. The ranking combines a range of factors to produce

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Boom time for British arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Boom time for British arms exports to Saudi Arabia

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 20, 2016 0

Even with three months of 2015 still to report, UK arms exporters were granted licences for arms exports to Saudi Arabia worth £2.8 billion. Britain is exporting an average of $14 million of weapons to Saudi Arabia

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Twenty years of IRIN coverage – mapped

Twenty years of IRIN coverage – mapped

January 8, 2016 0

While preparing an overhaul of our web platform, we've been tidying up 20 years of publication data. (We started on a dial-up e-mail in Nairobi in 1995).   We took the list of places our

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