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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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2015 humanitarian funding overview

2015 humanitarian funding overview

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 15, 2015 0

We are rounding up the humanitarian financing figures for 2015.  Overall, the EU bloc has given slightly more than the USA. But comparing countries shows the dominance of the US.

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No deal to strengthen respect for Geneva Conventions

No deal to strengthen respect for Geneva Conventions

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 10, 2015 0

States gathered at a major conference to debate the rules of war have failed to back a proposal aimed at boosting compliance with the Geneva Conventions.

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Is migration the elephant in the room?

Is migration the elephant in the room?

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 26, 2015 0

The migration crisis that has preoccupied Europe for the last six months has highlighted how unprepared one of the richest continents in the world is to deal with what lies ahead as climate

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MERS’s best friend is ignorance, so it’s time to wise up

MERS’s best friend is ignorance, so it’s time to wise up

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 16, 2015 0

TORONTO 16 June 2015 (IRIN) - The full story of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is yet to be told. Would South Korea now be in the grip of one of the disease’s

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