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Pakistan NGOs go to court to fight government crackdown

Pakistan NGOs go to court to fight government crackdown

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

A legal showdown is looming in Pakistan as NGOs petition the courts to squelch interior ministry orders to cease operations for allegedly “pursing an anti-state agenda”.   About a dozen NGOs in Punjab Province

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Islamic State ramps up recruitment in Pakistan

Islamic State ramps up recruitment in Pakistan

January 11, 2017 0

Obaid Khan was planning to join Pakistan’s public school system as a teacher after finishing his undergraduate degree in May this year. Instead, he dropped out of university to join the so-called Islamic

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Ten humanitarian stories to look out for in 2017

Ten humanitarian stories to look out for in 2017

January 2, 2017 0

While 2016 taught us to expect the unexpected, IRIN’s eyes and ears on the ground have given us an idea of what to look out for in the new year. We can’t promise

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Myanmar denials, making peace in Yemen, and 2017: IRIN Top Picks

Myanmar denials, making peace in Yemen, and 2017: IRIN Top Picks

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 23, 2016 0

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analyses and features to academic studies and podcasts: Making peace in Yemen This

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Community schools spring up in Kashmir, where education is under attack

Community schools spring up in Kashmir, where education is under attack

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 29, 2016 0

Someone is burning down schools in Indian-administered Kashmir, but a group of local teachers is refusing to let students lose out on their education and has organised community-run establishments.

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Top Picks: Burundi, Bangladesh, and battling #PostTruth

Top Picks: Burundi, Bangladesh, and battling #PostTruth

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

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analysis and features to academic studies and podcasts: Repression and genocidal dynamics in

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Top Picks: Rural Colombia, tweets in Ghana, and Halloween horror

Top Picks: Rural Colombia, tweets in Ghana, and Halloween horror

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 28, 2016 0

Every week, IRIN's editors offer a selection of important and/or interesting resources that may have flown under your radar. This week's humanitarian reading list: Colombia’s peace conundrum Colombia’s negative referendum result may have been

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Why are Afghan refugees being forced back to a worsening war?

Why are Afghan refugees being forced back to a worsening war?

October 24, 2016 0

The UN planned to provide assistance to about 250,000 displaced people in Afghanistan this year. Now it’s looking at a million — far more than the government and aid agencies are able to handle.

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As Islamist militancy wanes, Pakistan’s Pashto-language filmmakers bounce back

As Islamist militancy wanes, Pakistan’s Pashto-language filmmakers bounce back

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 28, 2016 0

Two years ago, Islamist militants were bombing cinemas in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and the region’s Pashto-language film industry had ground to halt. But security has improved dramatically, and Peshawar’s filmmakers are

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Pellet guns out in deadly force in Kashmir, after court refuses ban

Pellet guns out in deadly force in Kashmir, after court refuses ban

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

A month after India’s home minister promised to consider replacing pellet guns with a less deadly form of crowd dispersal, the corridors of Srinagar’s biggest hospital are still lined with young men wearing

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