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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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Zimbabwe’s season of discontent

Zimbabwe’s season of discontent

July 13, 2016 0

The focus of Zimbabwe’s growing civil disobedience campaign shifted to a court building in Harare on Wednesday, where pastor Evans Mawarire, a leader of the protest movement, is appearing on the charge of

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Is this Palestinian refugee camp Syria’s next Yarmouk?

Is this Palestinian refugee camp Syria’s next Yarmouk?

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 8, 2016 0

A Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus is at risk of being further cut off from aid following weeks of bombing by Syrian pro-government forces and Russian warplanes. While there has been unprecedented interest

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Welcome to India, a country with 18 million slaves

Welcome to India, a country with 18 million slaves

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 28, 2016 0

Two years ago, a man claiming to be an employment agent approached the mother of a 19-year-old woman with an offer: her daughter could work in a New Delhi household and send money

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The failure in Fallujah

The failure in Fallujah

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 28, 2016 0

As the Iraqi military announced (not for the first time) that it had finally routed the so-called Islamic State in Fallujah, the city’s former residents can be forgiven for not breathing a collective

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Making do in Mali

Making do in Mali

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 31, 2016 0

The last year witnessed a small but growing trend of Syrians taking the long way round  to Europe via Mauritania, and then overland to the north African coast. But some have end up

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Lives at risk as Nepal earthquake funding dries up

Lives at risk as Nepal earthquake funding dries up

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 26, 2015 0

NUWAKOT 26 May 2015 (IRIN) - There was an outpouring of emergency funding in the immediate aftermath of the Nepal earthquake. But, one month on, lives are at risk as the money has

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