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Prison or deportation: The impossible choice for asylum seekers in Israel

Prison or deportation: The impossible choice for asylum seekers in Israel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 31, 2018 0

Just two months from now, the Israeli government says it will begin indefinitely imprisoning asylum seekers who refuse deportation. IRIN Middle East Editor Annie Slemrod explores what this means for the tens of

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Why some Malians join armed groups

Why some Malians join armed groups

January 25, 2018 0

More than two years after some of Mali’s armed groups signed a peace accord , insecurity in the country is both escalating and spreading.

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Turkey, Assad offensives bring new displacement crisis in Syria

Turkey, Assad offensives bring new displacement crisis in Syria

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 23, 2018 0

  A Syrian government offensive in northwestern Syria has already forced more than 200,000 civilians to flee in less than a month, with tens of thousands more at risk as fighting escalates. And

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A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 11, 2018 0

In 2011, several African states warned about the likely consequences of an international military intervention in Libya aimed at toppling Muammar Gaddafi. Now, six years after his death, security in the Sahel region

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In Bangladesh refugee camps, the nascent Rohingya insurgency commands support and sows fear

In Bangladesh refugee camps, the nascent Rohingya insurgency commands support and sows fear

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 27, 2017 0

Even after fleeing Myanmar, Rohingya refugees find themselves caught between militants and the military

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In Bangladesh refugee camps, the nascent Rohingya insurgency commands support and sows fear

In Bangladesh refugee camps, the nascent Rohingya insurgency commands support and sows fear

November 27, 2017 0

Even after fleeing Myanmar, Rohingya refugees find themselves caught between militants and the military

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IRIN reporting wins 2017 UNCA award

IRIN reporting wins 2017 UNCA award

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 22, 2017 0

We are delighted to announce that the United Nations Correspondents Association has recognised IRIN’s outstanding reporting on Asia, awarding a joint silver medal to former Asia Editor Jared Ferrie for the Elizabeth Neuffer

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Shock and revulsion over Mogadishu bombing

Shock and revulsion over Mogadishu bombing

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 16, 2017 0

The bomb was as enormous as the flecks of torn skin smudging the ground are miniscule. Entire overcrowded buses were blown up, every passenger killed. No one in the vicinity was spared: shopkeepers at

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Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 27, 2017 0

Cameroonian soldiers are using “extreme physical violence” to force tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency to return to northeastern Nigeria, Human Rights Watch has warned.

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Sporadic violence and presidential tussle put Côte d’Ivoire’s hard-won security at risk

Sporadic violence and presidential tussle put Côte d’Ivoire’s hard-won security at risk

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 21, 2017 0

Just as it seemed to be turning the page after a decade-long crisis marked by two civil wars, violence has again become worryingly routine in Côte d'Ivoire. Since the beginning of the year,

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