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Neglected northern Uganda mustn’t be ignored any longer

Neglected northern Uganda mustn’t be ignored any longer

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

Uganda received its one millionth refugee from South Sudan on 17 August. This influx of people, many of whom have fled terrible violence to seek sanctuary in northern Uganda, has put a significant

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Rohingya refugees overwhelm aid groups in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees overwhelm aid groups in Bangladesh

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 15, 2017 0

There are two lines on the edges of the Naf River: on one side, refugees in ragged clothing, waiting to cross and leave Myanmar behind; on the other, Bangladeshis ready to welcome them

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Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

Rohingya exodus puts pressure back on UN rights probe

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 13, 2017 0

An unfolding humanitarian emergency along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border is intensifying pressure on the UN to take action, with fears that an unprecedented exodus of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military clampdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine

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Colombia’s female FARC fighters wage a new war, for gender parity

Colombia’s female FARC fighters wage a new war, for gender parity

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2017 0

When Angie Rios, 27, left to join communist rebels as a teenager, she told her mother never to change her phone number.

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Burundi officials should be tried for “crimes against humanity”: UN commission

Burundi officials should be tried for “crimes against humanity”: UN commission

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 4, 2017 0

Burundians “at the highest level of the state” and in its security services should face trial at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, a UN panel investigating more than two years

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Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

August 30, 2017 0

The fear is palpable in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram intensifies its war on civilians. The military’s regular claim that the jihadists are on the run is patently false, and provides no comfort

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Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

Muslim “profiling” under martial law in the Philippines

August 17, 2017 0

The black-clad police toting semi-automatic rifles barely get a glance from children glued to the TV as officers search their home in Illigan City, near besieged Marawi, where Philippine security forces have been battling Islamist militants

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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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