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Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

Trouble in CAR, trapped in Raqqa, and Trump at the UNGA: The Cheat Sheet

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

IRIN editors have scanned the humanitarian horizon to get you up to speed with this forward-looking weekly digest:   CAR risks return to civil war   Central African Republic is on the brink

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The Kurdish struggle in northern Syria

The Kurdish struggle in northern Syria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

While Iraq’s Kurds may vote to become independent in 10 days time, officials in the neighbouring Kurdish-run Democratic Federation of Northern Syria promise they have no intention to secede, even if they could.

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New order on the border: Can foreign aid get past Syria’s jihadis?

New order on the border: Can foreign aid get past Syria’s jihadis?

August 15, 2017 0

Radical jihadis have cemented their dominance over northwestern Syria with the victory last month of Tahrir al-Sham over its main rival, the Turkish-backed Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham. But the two million civilians in

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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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