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What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

What could be bad about a global campaign against xenophobia?

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

As part of efforts to strengthen and harmonise responses to migrants and refugees, the UN is to lead a global campaign to counter xenophobia. Announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in April , member

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Afghanistan overwhelmed as refugees return from Pakistan

Afghanistan overwhelmed as refugees return from Pakistan

September 13, 2016 0

A humanitarian crisis is looming in Afghanistan as 5,000 refugees return each day from Pakistan, where they are being pressured to leave and join hundreds of thousands already displaced by war at home. 

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Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

Lots of peace talk but little new hope for Myanmar displaced

September 9, 2016 0

In a sign of its commitment to ending the ethnic wars that have bedeviled Myanmar for six decades, the country’s first civilian-led government in half a century held a four-day peace conference last

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How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami?

How ready are Indian Ocean nations for the next big tsunami?

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2016 0

On Boxing Day 2004, a 9.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra, triggering a series of tsunamis with waves up to 30 metres (100 feet) high that killed an estimated 230,000

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Top Picks: al-Shabab amnesty, Colombia’s missing, and Chechnya revisited

Top Picks: al-Shabab amnesty, Colombia’s missing, and Chechnya revisited

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 2, 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. Four to read: “Enrique’s Shadow” The International Committee of

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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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