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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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What became of 25 young Afghan deportees?

What became of 25 young Afghan deportees?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 6, 2016 0

Over 2,000 young people have been forcibly returned to Afghanistan from the UK in the past decade, but until now next to nothing was known about what happened to them after their deportation

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The cost of America’s “secret war” in Laos

The cost of America’s “secret war” in Laos

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 26, 2016 0

YANGON 26 January 2016 (IRIN) - The United States may increase the $15 million a year it spends on dealing with the legacy of its “secret” bombing of Laos. But that figure pales

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Fleeing Boko Haram: nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Fleeing Boko Haram: nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

November 2, 2015 0

KADUNA/MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA 02 November 2015 (IRIN) - The Boko Haram insurgency has claimed more than 25,000 lives in the past six years. Since 2014, it has escalated and splintered across a wider swathe

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Yemeni rebels ‘planting mines’ as they retreat

Yemeni rebels ‘planting mines’ as they retreat

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 19, 2015 0

ADEN 19 August 2015 (IRIN) - In the past few weeks, the momentum in Yemen's civil war has shifted radically. The northern Houthi rebels have suddenly been put on the back foot

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Photo feature: From slavery to freedom

Photo feature: From slavery to freedom

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 4, 2015 0

NOUAKCHOTT 04 June 2015 (IRIN) - Former female slaves in Mauritania speak out about their past ordeals and new lives.

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Photo feature: Forty Years a Slave: Women start new lives in Mauritania

Photo feature: Forty Years a Slave: Women start new lives in Mauritania

June 4, 2015 0

NOUAKCHOTT 04 June 2015 (IRIN) - Haratine women in Mauritania, who have long been enslaved by other lighter-skinned ethnic groups, continue to face many hardships even after being set free. Some of these

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Will Yemen truce allow aid in at last?

Will Yemen truce allow aid in at last?

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 12, 2015 0

SANA'A 12 May 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen’s five-day humanitarian truce was due to go ahead as planned from Tuesday evening, but an escalation in violence over the past few days has planted doubts

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Ebola and HIV: how to change behaviour for the long term

Ebola and HIV: how to change behaviour for the long term

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 20, 2015 0

NAIROBI 20 March 2015 (IRIN) - There have been no new Ebola infections in Liberia in the past three weeks, but it’s still far too early to say the virus has been defeated

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Ebola: Where next and how bad?

Ebola: Where next and how bad?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 1, 2014 0

LONDON 01 December 2014 (IRIN) - In the past few months huge amounts of time and energy have been spent trying to second-guess the progress of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Where

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