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The Iraqi siege you’ve never heard of

The Iraqi siege you’ve never heard of

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

Summer sun beats down like a spotlight on the Tigris River meandering through the town of Shirqat, the narrow band of water the only border between territory held by Iraqi forces on one

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Sporadic violence and presidential tussle put Côte d’Ivoire’s hard-won security at risk

Sporadic violence and presidential tussle put Côte d’Ivoire’s hard-won security at risk

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

Just as it seemed to be turning the page after a decade-long crisis marked by two civil wars, violence has again become worryingly routine in Côte d'Ivoire. Since the beginning of the year,

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EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan recruiting Taliban fighters into pro-government militias

EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan recruiting Taliban fighters into pro-government militias

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 3, 2017 0

Pakistan waged a bloody offensive for years to drive Islamist militants out of Afghan border regions, but now some Taliban factions are regrouping, only this time with the government’s blessing, according to opposition

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How the Lebanese school system is segregating refugees

How the Lebanese school system is segregating refugees

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

The children, all refugees and mostly from Syria, filed awkwardly into the unfamiliar school. With its lush grounds and English posters on the walls, it was starkly different from their government-run public school

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Disturbing civilian death trends in Iraq-Syria air war: A researcher’s view

Disturbing civilian death trends in Iraq-Syria air war: A researcher’s view

June 20, 2017 0

Kafaa al-Mustapha and two of her relatives were on their way to work in the Raqqa countryside when their car was hit by an alleged coalition airstrike last month.

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Cholera can kill quickly. In Yemen, it’s taking one life an hour

Cholera can kill quickly. In Yemen, it’s taking one life an hour

June 12, 2017 0

Cholera is now killing more people than bombs and bullets in Yemen, in a raging outbreak that is out of control thanks to the inability of the country to cope after more than

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Child “marriage” is child labour

Child “marriage” is child labour

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 12, 2017 0

Countless underage girls around the world are being forced to work long, punishing hours.

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The little shrub making a big difference in rural Senegal

The little shrub making a big difference in rural Senegal

June 5, 2017 0

In India, its dried leaves are used as a hair conditioner; in east Africa it’s fed to livestock; Mauritanians smoke its seeds; and in rural Senegal, where it goes by the name of

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The complex battle for control in eastern Syria

The complex battle for control in eastern Syria

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 30, 2017 0

Ever since a deal was struck in the Kazakh capital of Astana early this month to de-escalate the conflict in western Syria, all eyes have been turning east. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and

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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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