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Neglected but not over: Burundi crisis continues to bite

Neglected but not over: Burundi crisis continues to bite

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 22, 2017 0

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intention to seek a disputed third term more than two years ago, spawning a period of unrest marked by extrajudicial killings, a failed coup, and ethnic division.

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Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences

Disposable Africans – migration and its consequences

June 21, 2017 0

Much ink has been spilt trying to make sense of the migration flow across the Mediterranean, a stretch of sea that has become the frontline of capitalism’s most urgent question: What’s more valuable

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Princes and bankers and aid! Oh my!

Princes and bankers and aid! Oh my!

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 26, 2017 0

It’s 340 kilometres as the crow flies between the desert berm where 80,000 Syrians are trapped between Syria and Jordan, and the Jordanian Dead Sea resorts where last weekend the region’s elite mingled

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Venezuelan voices: The real-life stories beyond the protests

Venezuelan voices: The real-life stories beyond the protests

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 19, 2017 0

Venezuelans have taken to the streets in their tens of thousands over the past seven weeks in anti-government protests that have left at least 43 demonstrators dead and hundreds injured. They show no

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Turkey-Kurd feud distracts from Islamic State fight in Syria

Turkey-Kurd feud distracts from Islamic State fight in Syria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 2, 2017 0

A flare-up of Turkish-Kurdish violence in northern Syria threatens to undercut the US-backed campaign by Kurdish fighters against the so-called Islamic State in Raqqa, the extremist group’s main stronghold in the country.

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Peace talks in Nigeria, chemicals in Syria, and a political meltdown in Afghanistan: The cheat sheet

Peace talks in Nigeria, chemicals in Syria, and a political meltdown in Afghanistan: The cheat sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 14, 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: Talking to Boko Haram

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Pakistan investigating NGOs accused of promoting blasphemy and pornography

Pakistan investigating NGOs accused of promoting blasphemy and pornography

April 14, 2017 0

Pakistan is investigating over a dozen NGOs for allegedly promoting blasphemy and pornography on social media – a potentially deadly move dismissed by rights activists as the latest in an ongoing crackdown on

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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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Jordan looks to turn refugee crisis into economic boon

Jordan looks to turn refugee crisis into economic boon

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 21, 2017 0

Last February, Jordan and the international community agreed on a radically new approach to the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Why is the so-called Islamic State attacking Sufis?

Why is the so-called Islamic State attacking Sufis?

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 2, 2017 0

Zahid Hussain has been preaching tolerance at the Bari Imam Sufi Muslim shrine in Pakistan’s capital for 30 years, but it is that very message that now requires the shrine to be barricaded

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