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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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Development deficit feeds Boko Haram in northern Cameroon

Development deficit feeds Boko Haram in northern Cameroon

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 6, 2017 0

One of the main reasons Boko Haram has been able to gain a foothold and recruit thousands of young people in the Far North Region of Cameroon is its relative lack of development

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Crackdown: Prison conditions worsen in post-coup Turkey

Crackdown: Prison conditions worsen in post-coup Turkey

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 6, 2017 0

Turkey has been packing its jails with political offenders since a failed coup nearly 14 months ago, and prisoners’ families, lawyers, and activists have told IRIN of an increase in overcrowding, poor medical

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Unwelcome stranger: An African asylum seeker in Israel

Unwelcome stranger: An African asylum seeker in Israel

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 31, 2017 0

This short documentary tells the story of Anwar, a Sudanese anti-government activist who fled his home in Darfur in 2003.

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The Iraqi siege you’ve never heard of

The Iraqi siege you’ve never heard of

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 25, 2017 0

Summer sun beats down like a spotlight on the Tigris River meandering through the town of Shirqat, the narrow band of water the only border between territory held by Iraqi forces on one

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Cholera vaccine plan for Yemen scrapped

Cholera vaccine plan for Yemen scrapped

July 12, 2017 0

A plan to deliver a million doses of the oral cholera vaccine in Yemen to help combat the worst outbreak of cholera in the world has been scrapped. There have been more than

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Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul 

Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul 

July 6, 2017 0

“Don’t open the door under any circumstances,” shouts Iraqi special forces soldier Salem, as his Humvee climbs over the wreckage of Mosul’s Old City. “Daesh run out from houses and side streets and

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