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Fixing Fallujah: City tests Iraq’s ability to bounce back

Fixing Fallujah: City tests Iraq’s ability to bounce back

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 2, 2017 0

Midday in Fallujah and the searing sun beats down on the dust-caked roads. The salmon-hued General Hospital towers prominently over the city: ground zero for a rebuilding and reconciliation process that holds vital

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Neglected northern Uganda mustn’t be ignored any longer

Neglected northern Uganda mustn’t be ignored any longer

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 19, 2017 0

Uganda received its one millionth refugee from South Sudan on 17 August. This influx of people, many of whom have fled terrible violence to seek sanctuary in northern Uganda, has put a significant

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Pakistan’s new NGO tax will hurt those most at risk, say humanitarians

Pakistan’s new NGO tax will hurt those most at risk, say humanitarians

August 8, 2017 0

Pakistan’s new tax on non-profit groups will force humanitarian agencies to cut back on services to some of the most vulnerable people in the country, NGO workers say.

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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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The Somali pirates are back (SPOILER ALERT: they never really left)

The Somali pirates are back (SPOILER ALERT: they never really left)

July 19, 2017 0

A pirate with a full beard makes an ironic salute as I walk towards him across the red gravel of the prison yard in Garowe, the capital of the Somali region of Puntland.

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Kashmir earthquake: What happened to 12 years and $6 billion?

Kashmir earthquake: What happened to 12 years and $6 billion?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 12, 2017 0

In the village of Pehlwan, in the mountains of northern Pakistan, two schools have been under construction for more than a decade since being destroyed by an earthquake. They both still lack roofs.  

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Rebuilding Syria’s rubble as the cannons roar

Rebuilding Syria’s rubble as the cannons roar

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 8, 2017 0

The fighting in Syria isn’t even nearly over yet, but the international community is already starting to look ahead to post-war reconstruction—or rather, wartime reconstruction. Many are working on the assumption that while

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Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 22, 2017 0

The camps for displaced people scattered across northeast Nigeria are supposed to provide safety from Boko Haram violence. But for many women the threat is no longer the jihadists: The danger is inside

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Iraq’s Kurds: Oil rich, still poor

Iraq’s Kurds: Oil rich, still poor

October 12, 2016 0

Sitting cross-legged on the floor of his makeshift home outside of Erbil, Ahmed Qussai scoops up his youngest son from a mattress on the concrete floor, and kisses him on the cheek. The

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Troubled waters

Troubled waters

August 29, 2016 0

"I was very scared in the sea. The boat was overcrowded. I could barely move. I was afraid of dying, but even more afraid of being caught by the Libyan police.” Ali*, a 21-year-old

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