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Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe

Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe

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

Advertised as a "tourist yacht" to Europe, spacious and loaded with food and water, it was in fact a stripped-down, rusty blue fishing boat lacking any supplies for two stormy days at sea.

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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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Yemen’s silent disaster: A snapshot of life and death in rural Taiz

Yemen’s silent disaster: A snapshot of life and death in rural Taiz

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 1, 2017 0

In the middle of a vast expanse of grey scrubland a rapidly growing population of more than 120 families huddle under parched trees. Escaping the latest wave of conflict on Yemen’s Red Sea

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Bye bye Jammeh: Hope and challenges in The Gambia

Bye bye Jammeh: Hope and challenges in The Gambia

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 24, 2017 0

Only disgraced ex-president Yahya Jammeh’s most hardcore supporters turned up to watch as he boarded a private jet at the weekend for exile in Equatorial Guinea. Some soldiers and members of his political

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The roots and risks of Myanmar’s new Rohingya insurgency

The roots and risks of Myanmar’s new Rohingya insurgency

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 3, 2017 0

Proghyananda Vikkhu stood in his purple monk’s robe in front of gleaming gold statues of the Buddha, recalling the night that a mob of nationalist Muslims attacked his monastery in eastern Bangladesh.

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Burundi mental scars deepen as fear rules

Burundi mental scars deepen as fear rules

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 19, 2016 0

She’s watching the road just outside her house, sitting on a tree trunk used as a barricade during anti-government protests last year against President Pierre Nkurunziza. And she’s talking to herself. “This person

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Life gets crowded on the bottom rung in Yemen

Life gets crowded on the bottom rung in Yemen

March 24, 2016 0

Before war ravaged Yemen, the country’s black citizens occupied the lowest rung on the societal ladder. Poorer than the poorest of other Yemenis, the group, usually called the Akhdam (servants) prefer to be

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Unwelcome side effects of mining in Mozambique

Unwelcome side effects of mining in Mozambique

April 11, 2013 0

TETE 11 April 2013 (IRIN) - It is 15.45 in the afternoon and two young women are already sitting outside the Night Clinic in Moatize, a small town in Mozambique's northern Tete Province,

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