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Pakistanis displaced by war return to a ruined economy

Pakistanis displaced by war return to a ruined economy

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

The Bara Market was once a bustling hive of about 10,000 shops.

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Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

July 4, 2016 0

During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent visit to China, the two countries agreed to jointly fund a disaster response centre in Afghanistan.

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Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

July 4, 2016 0

During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent visit to China, the two countries agreed to jointly fund a disaster response centre in Afghanistan. It was just the latest sign of China’s increasingly prominent role

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Is Pakistan going to send Afghan refugees home?

Is Pakistan going to send Afghan refugees home?

June 23, 2016 0

Sardar Gul has been forced to cut his earnings by more than half.   Daily scrutiny by police cracking down on Afghan refugees in Pakistan turned his three-kilometre commute to a construction site

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Top Picks: Jihadis, bombs, and a Taliban riddle

Top Picks: Jihadis, bombs, and a Taliban riddle

April 29, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top

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Can de-radicalisation be taught at school?

Can de-radicalisation be taught at school?

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 26, 2016 0

Until recently, Fazal Akbar survived by begging on the streets of the Pakistani city of Peshawar after his mother died of cancer and his father was killed in a suicide bombing. Now, he

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Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 19, 2016 0

The female suicide bomber has become the signature weapon of the Nigerian jihadist group, Boko Haram. Women have strapped explosives to their bodies in other recent conflicts – from Chechnya to Iraq, from

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139 children die in one month in drought-hit Pakistan district

139 children die in one month in drought-hit Pakistan district

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 4, 2016 0

THARPARKAR DISTRICT, PAKISTAN 04 February 2016 (IRIN) - At least 139 children died of waterborne disease in January in Pakistan's impoverished desert district of Tharparkar, which has been devastated by drought since 2013.

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Snow falls on Pakistan’s shelterless quake victims

Snow falls on Pakistan’s shelterless quake victims

November 20, 2015 0

PESHAWAR 20 November 2015 (IRIN) - Weeks after an earthquake hit Pakistan and Afghanistan, those who lost their homes are living in tents as snow begins to fall and temperatures drop below zero.

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Bureaucracy blocks earthquake aid in Pakistan

Bureaucracy blocks earthquake aid in Pakistan

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 30, 2015 0

PESHAWAR 30 October 2015 (IRIN) - International relief agencies are unable to reach some areas in Pakistan that were devastated by this week’s earthquake, because government authorities have not granted them permission to

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