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A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 11, 2018 0

In 2011, several African states warned about the likely consequences of an international military intervention in Libya aimed at toppling Muammar Gaddafi. Now, six years after his death, security in the Sahel region

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New e-book released: IRIN’s reporting on climate change and food security

New e-book released: IRIN’s reporting on climate change and food security

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 29, 2017 0

Over the last two decades, 200 million people across the world have been lifted out of hunger. But as climate change brings more frequent and severe weather shocks such as droughts and floods,

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Six major humanitarian challenges confronting the UN General Assembly

Six major humanitarian challenges confronting the UN General Assembly

September 18, 2017 0

Hype over what President Donald Trump may or may not say dominated the media build-up to this week’s UN General Assembly. However, US funding cuts and the apparent absence of American authority on

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Uganda rebel returns add to growing headache for Kabila and Congo

Uganda rebel returns add to growing headache for Kabila and Congo

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 27, 2017 0

The Democratic Republic of Congo has accused neighbouring Uganda of allowing former M23 rebels to cross the common border, sparking fears of a new armed rebellion and yet more humanitarian suffering in a

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If Trump’s America shrinks humanitarian support, will China fill the void?

If Trump’s America shrinks humanitarian support, will China fill the void?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 5, 2016 0

China’s latest “white paper” is another sign of the country’s decision to play a larger role in global affairs.

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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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The dangers of a new Libyan intervention

The dangers of a new Libyan intervention

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 28, 2016 0

NATO’s 2011 intervention in Libya, coming shortly after the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, was hailed at the time as a “humanitarian intervention.” It was, at least according to the UN Security Council resolution

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COP21: The good, the bad … and the OK

COP21: The good, the bad … and the OK

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 14, 2015 0

PARIS 14 December 2015 (IRIN) - The world has its first universal climate accord. The Paris Agreement is more ambitious than expected, and makes a distinct effort to balance the interests of both

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COP21: Who will pay for climate change disasters?

COP21: Who will pay for climate change disasters?

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 11, 2015 0

PARIS 11 December 2015 (IRIN) - The effects of climate change can be mitigated – by fixing catchment and drainage systems in Chennai, for example – but who should pick up the tab?

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COP21: Why talking about the weather is important

COP21: Why talking about the weather is important

December 10, 2015 0

PARIS 10 December 2015 (IRIN) - As weather becomes more extreme and erratic, the scramble for a bigger and better set of tools to cope with the fallout is on.

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