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Raqqa, Trump’s big decision, and the death of a Dadaab icon: The cheat sheet

Raqqa, Trump’s big decision, and the death of a Dadaab icon: The cheat sheet

May 5, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors looks ahead at what’s on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Au revoir Paris: Will

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Boko Haram: Nigeria winning the battle but losing the war?

Boko Haram: Nigeria winning the battle but losing the war?

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 4, 2017 0

“Prof” Usman Abakyari is instantly likeable.

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Threatened attack on Yemen port will trigger catastrophe, aid groups warn

Threatened attack on Yemen port will trigger catastrophe, aid groups warn

April 25, 2017 0

Aid groups in Yemen are warning that an impending assault by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition on the rebel-held western port of Hodeida could tip the country into famine.   “It would be catastrophic,

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Captive IS fighters face extrajudicial killings on fringes of Mosul conflict

Captive IS fighters face extrajudicial killings on fringes of Mosul conflict

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

On the main road into east Mosul, a rotting skeleton swings from a post outside a row of bullet-riddled shops. What was once a brain lolls horribly from an eye socket in front

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Bellicose North Korea gives aid donors the jitters

Bellicose North Korea gives aid donors the jitters

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

The long winter is ending in North Korea, and another season of bombast is about to begin.  From April to September, a series of holidays will almost inevitably be accompanied by bellicose statements

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Raped, injected with poison, entire family murdered: One woman’s story in CAR

Raped, injected with poison, entire family murdered: One woman’s story in CAR

March 23, 2017 0

The first time the Séléka rebels captured Danielle* she was visiting the shallow grave where her husband, father, and brothers were all buried. Danielle had witnessed the rebels kill the men outside her

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Rebuilding Syria’s rubble as the cannons roar

Rebuilding Syria’s rubble as the cannons roar

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 8, 2017 0

The fighting in Syria isn’t even nearly over yet, but the international community is already starting to look ahead to post-war reconstruction—or rather, wartime reconstruction. Many are working on the assumption that while

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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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In support of Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulation

In support of Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulation

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 28, 2017 0

IRIN’s recent article, Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals , offers a compelling story that highlights some real challenges facing many Congolese people today. Unfortunately, it misses the broader importance

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Myopic in Malta: Europe’s short-sighted migration policy with Libya

Myopic in Malta: Europe’s short-sighted migration policy with Libya

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

At last week’s EU summit in Malta, European leaders didn’t appear to have learnt many lessons when it comes to forging questionable deals to stem migrant flows. A migration partnership cannot be built

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