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Why some Malians join armed groups

Why some Malians join armed groups

January 25, 2018 0

More than two years after some of Mali’s armed groups signed a peace accord , insecurity in the country is both escalating and spreading.

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“Ghost schools” risk breeding militancy in Pakistan tribal areas

“Ghost schools” risk breeding militancy in Pakistan tribal areas

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 25, 2018 0

The school in Maminzo village has four classrooms. There are rows of desks and chairs, even a two-metre high boundary wall to protect it from the militancy that once dominated this part of

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What you need to know now about cuts to the UN’s agency for Palestine refugees

What you need to know now about cuts to the UN’s agency for Palestine refugees

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 17, 2018 0

The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees says it is facing “the gravest financial crisis” in its history after the United States announced it was holding back planned funding. But the agency is

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The man-made disaster in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

The man-made disaster in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 19, 2017 0

In the words of UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, it is the “ epicentre of suffering ”. Just a few kilometres from the affluent central neighbourhoods of Damascus lies the Eastern Ghouta

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World’s worst humanitarian crisis about to get worse… again

World’s worst humanitarian crisis about to get worse… again

December 14, 2017 0

A battle at the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah threatens to throw Yemen even further into the depths of humanitarian catastrophe, cutting off crucial imports and displacing as many as half a

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Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

Libya’s downward spiral to shortages, militia power, and migrant abuse

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 7, 2017 0

Social media has become a bush telegraph in the Libyan capital Tripoli, used by anxious citizens to warn each other of militia violence and how to get around the endless shortages as the

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Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 23, 2017 0

Nearly a month after Iraqi Kurdistan’s non-binding vote of “yes” to independence, the borders of the would-be state have already shifted, alongside signs that Kurdish unity is not nearly as strong as the 

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What’s really stopping a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen?

What’s really stopping a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen?

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 17, 2017 0

Politicians, aid officials, and health experts are once again mulling a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen, but negotiations appear to be stuck on whether there’ll be enough doses available to render it effective.

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Cameroon’s descent into crisis: the long history of anglophone discord

Cameroon’s descent into crisis: the long history of anglophone discord

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 4, 2017 0

Cameroon’s anglophone crisis reached a new low at the weekend when at least 17 people were shot dead by security forces and 50 wounded, according to Amnesty International.

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Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

Back to war: Cameroon forcibly deporting Nigerian refugees

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 27, 2017 0

Cameroonian soldiers are using “extreme physical violence” to force tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency to return to northeastern Nigeria, Human Rights Watch has warned.

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