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The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

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

It’s been nearly four months since Emine Sahin’s husband and children have been paid for their work picking fruit and vegetables on a farm in southern Turkey’s fertile Adana Province.

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Syria war crimes: a guide for navigating the legal minefield

Syria war crimes: a guide for navigating the legal minefield

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 12, 2016 0

Aleppo is nothing short of a chaotic horror story. Its surviving civilians are either trapped, in flight, or hunkering down under airstrikes and shelling. What’s left of the rebel-held east of the city

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Scale up or cut back? Aid sector grapples with growing funding gap

Scale up or cut back? Aid sector grapples with growing funding gap

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

This week, the UN announced that $22.2 billion would be required to meet the needs of an estimated 92.8 million people affected by conflicts and natural disasters in 2017.

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On the road to Mosul, liberation comes tinged with sectarian suspicion

On the road to Mosul, liberation comes tinged with sectarian suspicion

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 29, 2016 0

Dust-covered children collected useful-looking pieces of rubbish or food discarded by soldiers. They tossed them into grubby sacks as they walked along the roadside, towards the frontline of Iraq’s offensive against so-called Islamic

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Life on the margins in an Iraqi mosque

Life on the margins in an Iraqi mosque

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 22, 2016 0

Friday prayers have just wrapped up. Four-by-fours with tinted windows and an array of expensive vehicles pull out of a Baghdad mosque, through black, wrought-iron gates, past heavily armed guards.   Beyond another

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Beyond Mosul: Iraq’s displacement and sectarian timebombs

Beyond Mosul: Iraq’s displacement and sectarian timebombs

November 22, 2016 0

Everyone in Iraq’s desert camps has a story, and everyone wants to go home. Saadiya, 70 years old with a gravelly voice and henna-stained nails, smiles even when she says her home has

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President Trump’s humanitarian agenda

President Trump’s humanitarian agenda

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

Foreign policy, development, and humanitarian aid have had little coverage in the US presidential campaign. However, the issues will still be in the in-tray of Donald J.

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Who builds the walls?

Who builds the walls?

November 9, 2016 0

You are a German, remembering the Berlin Wall. It seemed like it would last forever, but it was only 30 years before the pressure became too much and people spilled over it like

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Aid’s cash revolution: a numbers game

Aid’s cash revolution: a numbers game

November 2, 2016 0

114.5: that’s the magic number. With a score above it, a Syrian family in Lebanon has largely to fend for themselves. Below it, the household’s vulnerability score makes them eligible for cash payouts,

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Algeria: the new migrant staging post for Europe

Algeria: the new migrant staging post for Europe

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 25, 2016 0

Gerwinio never feels completely safe when he walks around Algiers. The other day, the 27-year-old from Benin was taking an evening stroll when he heard monkey sounds coming from a group of laughing teenagers.

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