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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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Syrians make easy scapegoats in Lebanon

Syrians make easy scapegoats in Lebanon

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

The Baalbek International Festival is in town. Under silvery bunting, telltale tourists drift around in shorts in the sleepy mid-afternoon heat

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Why the EU migration deal with Sudan is so dodgy

Why the EU migration deal with Sudan is so dodgy

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 26, 2016 0

Sudan is a lynchpin in the flow of migrants out of Africa.

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Caught in the crossfire in the Philippines

Caught in the crossfire in the Philippines

April 28, 2016 0

Decades after communism crumbled around the world, the revolution continues in the mountains of Mindanao, where it is tearing apart indigenous communities that cling to their lands and traditions. Known collectively as “Lumads”, indigenous

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COP21: How glacial melt and toxic waste could spell disaster in Kyrgyzstan

COP21: How glacial melt and toxic waste could spell disaster in Kyrgyzstan

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 2, 2015 0

BISHKEK 02 December 2015 (IRIN) - High in Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan Mountains, the twin effects of climate change and gold mining have combined to pose a potential environmental and human health disaster. A

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Chin migrants face bleak prospects in India

Chin migrants face bleak prospects in India

January 6, 2014 0

AIZAWL 06 January 2014 (IRIN) - Before a car accident injured him, 45-year-old Vanlathanga worked as a labourer cutting timber in the mountains of northeast India’s Mizoram State. Like many migrants from neighbouring

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TIMOR-LESTE: Making inroads on birth certificates

TIMOR-LESTE: Making inroads on birth certificates

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 25, 2012 0

FATULMAU 25 September 2012 (IRIN) - Filomena Mendonca gave birth to all five of her children at home in the village of Fatulmau, high up in the mountains of Timor-Leste, without registering their

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NEPAL: Mountain dwellers “neglected”

NEPAL: Mountain dwellers “neglected”

May 8, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 08 May 2012 (IRIN) - The needs of millions of indigenous mountain people across Nepal are overlooked, imperilling their food security and hindering their economic progress, activists and experts say.

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