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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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Top Picks: al-Shabab amnesty, Colombia’s missing, and Chechnya revisited

Top Picks: al-Shabab amnesty, Colombia’s missing, and Chechnya revisited

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 2, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Four to read: “Enrique’s Shadow” The International Committee of

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They’re defeating Boko Haram but are they Nigeria’s next security threat?

They’re defeating Boko Haram but are they Nigeria’s next security threat?

August 22, 2016 0

Boko Haram is on the run, and much of the credit must go to vigilantes in northeastern Nigeria who have risen up to protect their local communities from the jihadists. But there is

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244,000 hungry children

244,000 hungry children

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 1, 2016 0

After his father, a welder from Bama, died in a camp for internally displaced people in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, 17-year-old Dauda began to cater for the two wives and eight other

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Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 19, 2016 0

The female suicide bomber has become the signature weapon of the Nigerian jihadist group, Boko Haram. Women have strapped explosives to their bodies in other recent conflicts – from Chechnya to Iraq, from

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Are the ADF ‘Islamist’ scapegoats in Congo?

Are the ADF ‘Islamist’ scapegoats in Congo?

April 8, 2016 0

Attacks on civilians in the Beni region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have killed more than 500 people in the past 18 months. Congolese officials accuse the Allied Democratic Forces, an

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Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 6, 2016 0

It’s busy times for the vaccine industry – a new vaccine against dengue fever has been deployed in the Philippines, research for a vaccine against Zika virus is gaining steam (although questions remain

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Alive or dead?

Alive or dead?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 5, 2016 0

A military court in Cameroon last month sentenced to death 89 men on terrorism charges related to Boko Haram violence.

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A cold wind blows for Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram

A cold wind blows for Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 5, 2016 0

KADUNA 05 January 2016 (IRIN) - The temperature is dropping across northern Nigeria as the seasonal Harmattan winds blow in a haze of dust from the Sahara, blotting out the sun for days

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How Boko Haram is killing off farms

How Boko Haram is killing off farms

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 17, 2015 0

YOLA 17 December 2015 (IRIN) - More than 17,000 farmers in northeastern Nigeria have been displaced by Boko Haram since 2012. Thousands of other young people, who were to inherit these lands, have

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