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Malnutrition rates in Nigeria “horrifying”

Malnutrition rates in Nigeria “horrifying”

September 1, 2016 0

The world may have finally woken up to the child hunger emergency in northeastern Nigeria, but the latest data shows, if anything, a deepening crisis. Levels of Global Acute Malnutrition recorded in July

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Gang violence in Central America is a humanitarian crisis

Gang violence in Central America is a humanitarian crisis

September 1, 2016 0

Central America’s Northern Triangle – encompassing El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – is one of the most violent regions in the world outside of a warzone. Transnational gangs or maras have proliferated in

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How Kenya’s al-Shabab amnesty is a loaded gun

How Kenya’s al-Shabab amnesty is a loaded gun

August 31, 2016 0

Musa Rashid had fought for a year with the Somali jihadist group al-Shabab until, disillusioned, he returned home to Kenya. Part of the lure was a government amnesty for those who renounced violence,

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Troubled waters

Troubled waters

August 29, 2016 0

"I was very scared in the sea. The boat was overcrowded. I could barely move. I was afraid of dying, but even more afraid of being caught by the Libyan police.” Ali*, a 21-year-old

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The danger of fighting fire with fire

The danger of fighting fire with fire

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 26, 2016 0

People in the eastern Congolese city of Beni have had enough of massacres.

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Top Picks: A bombing in Balochistan, South Sudan’s rape victims and Gaza’s unfulfilled promises

Top Picks: A bombing in Balochistan, South Sudan’s rape victims and Gaza’s unfulfilled promises

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 19, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.

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Does Countering Violent Extremism work?

Does Countering Violent Extremism work?

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 10, 2016 0

A strategy that has its roots in counter-terrorism called Countering Violent Extremism, or CVE, is a massive growth area in the aid industry and has become an accepted component of a dizzying range

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Polio to be wiped out globally this year: WHO

Polio to be wiped out globally this year: WHO

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 5, 2016 0

Huma Shazif had just vaccinated five children against polio in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar when the gunmen attacked. They sped off on a motorbike as her colleague lay dying on the ground

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Water crisis in the Gulf needs radical solutions

Water crisis in the Gulf needs radical solutions

July 21, 2016 0

Despite their location smack in the middle of the desert, the Gulf countries have water parks, public fountains, and bright green lawns. But all that glitters is not gold, and a water crisis

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A fight to the death?

A fight to the death?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 11, 2016 0

If the fighting in Juba between the forces of President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar marks South Sudan’s return to civil war, it won’t be for a lack of warnings over

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