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Life on the margins in an Iraqi mosque

Life on the margins in an Iraqi mosque

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 22, 2016 0

Friday prayers have just wrapped up. Four-by-fours with tinted windows and an array of expensive vehicles pull out of a Baghdad mosque, through black, wrought-iron gates, past heavily armed guards.   Beyond another

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Screening for Islamic State in Iraq: an inexact science

Screening for Islamic State in Iraq: an inexact science

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 10, 2016 0

Behind a guarded fence at Debaga, dozens of men can be seen whiling away the hours as authorities investigate them for potential links to so-called Islamic State. All have come to this camp,

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Who builds the walls?

Who builds the walls?

November 9, 2016 0

You are a German, remembering the Berlin Wall. It seemed like it would last forever, but it was only 30 years before the pressure became too much and people spilled over it like

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Aid’s cash revolution: a numbers game

Aid’s cash revolution: a numbers game

November 2, 2016 0

114.5: that’s the magic number. With a score above it, a Syrian family in Lebanon has largely to fend for themselves. Below it, the household’s vulnerability score makes them eligible for cash payouts,

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Top Picks: Nauru, Lebanon, Haiti, the Hague and Geneva

Top Picks: Nauru, Lebanon, Haiti, the Hague and Geneva

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 21, 2016 0

Every week, IRIN's editors offer a selection of the most important and interesting resources that came on their radar. Here's this week's humanitarian reading list. ICC – “a bunch of useless people”?

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La sélection d’IRIN : Nauru, le Liban, Haïti, la Haye et Genève

La sélection d’IRIN : Nauru, le Liban, Haïti, la Haye et Genève

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 21, 2016 0

Chaque semaine, les journalistes d’IRIN vous offrent une sélection des ressources les plus importantes et les plus intéressantes qu’ils ont repérées. Voici la liste des lectures humanitaires de cette semaine. La CPI, « une

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The “buffer zone” plan for 70,000 stranded Syrian refugees

The “buffer zone” plan for 70,000 stranded Syrian refugees

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 7, 2016 0

Blocked from entering Jordan, some 70,000 Syrians are camped out near a border crossing known as Rukban, one of two locations where refugees and asylum seekers are marooned in a demilitarised zone a

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Has Algeria taken an anti-IS vaccine?

Has Algeria taken an anti-IS vaccine?

September 28, 2016 0

As so-called Islamic State recruits members from across the world, one Muslim country has set itself apart. Despite its geographic proximity to extremist-prone regions and a chequered past of militancy, Algeria, on the

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EXCLUSIVE: The UN is waiting for Assad to approve its new Syria chief

EXCLUSIVE: The UN is waiting for Assad to approve its new Syria chief

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 27, 2016 0

The UN is still without a top official in Syria because the government of Bashar al-Assad has not approved the world body’s selection, a UN spokesperson told IRIN on Tuesday.

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Syria deal needs to work for aid agencies on the ground

Syria deal needs to work for aid agencies on the ground

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 12, 2016 0

With aid a key component of the cessation of hostilities scheduled to begin Monday at sundown in Syria, humanitarians say they’ll need more than just words if they are to bring help to

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