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Humanitarian headlines of 2016 by the numbers

Humanitarian headlines of 2016 by the numbers

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 30, 2016 0

From Syria to Afghanistan to South Sudan, 2016 has seen some of the worst humanitarian crises in living memory. As we look to the new year ahead, here are some numbers we shouldn't

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Fallujah: Waking up to Iraq’s new crisis

Fallujah: Waking up to Iraq’s new crisis

June 22, 2016 0

Tens of thousands of Iraqis displaced from Fallujah don't have enough water to drink or tents for shelter.  Waking up to Iraq's new crisis Timothy Webster/IRIN Fallujah displacement.jpg Video Aid and Policy Migration

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18 months on, Gaza donors still falling way short

18 months on, Gaza donors still falling way short

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 18, 2016 0

Only 40 percent of the $3.5 billion donors pledged in October 2014 for Gaza's reconstruction has been delivered, new World Bank figures reveal.

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Russia’s deadly air campaign in Syria

Russia’s deadly air campaign in Syria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 21, 2016 0

IRIN’s analysis of casualty data shows that the percentage of Syrian civilians killed in airstrikes has reached new heights since Russia began bombing in September. In January 2016, 70 percent of the 1,084

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What’s it like to be a young Palestinian refugee in Lebanon today?

What’s it like to be a young Palestinian refugee in Lebanon today?

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 17, 2016 0

Of all the countries Palestinians settled in when they fled or were forced from what is now Israel nearly 70 years ago, Lebanon remains the most hostile to providing basic rights to the

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The Grammar of Impotence

The Grammar of Impotence

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 16, 2016 0

Despite passing 16 resolutions on Syria since 2012, the divided UN Security Council has achieved little in stopping the war and suffering. Security Council resolutions are carefully worded. What does the diplomatic language of those resolutions tell us

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Syria: 5 years on

Syria: 5 years on

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 15, 2016 0

As Syria enters its sixth year of brutal conflict, IRIN looks at the impact of 5 years of war: Banner photo © UNHCR/Andrew McConnell: Children play football on a street in Baba Amr, Homs, Syria

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Boom time for British arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Boom time for British arms exports to Saudi Arabia

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 20, 2016 0

Even with three months of 2015 still to report, UK arms exporters were granted licences for arms exports to Saudi Arabia worth £2.8 billion. Britain is exporting an average of $14 million of weapons to Saudi Arabia

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2015 humanitarian funding overview

2015 humanitarian funding overview

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 15, 2015 0

We are rounding up the humanitarian financing figures for 2015.  Overall, the EU bloc has given slightly more than the USA. But comparing countries shows the dominance of the US.

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Rise of HIV in Middle East / North Africa

Rise of HIV in Middle East / North Africa

December 1, 2014 0

DUBAI 01 December 2014 (IRIN) - Rates of new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths are rising faster in the Middle East and North Africa than anywhere else globally but treatment and patient support

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