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Syria 2018: 5 key factors to watch

Syria 2018: 5 key factors to watch

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 16, 2018 0

After a string of breakthroughs in 2016 and 2017 , President Bashar al-Assad’s government now has the clear upper hand in Syria’s long war.   Out east, the so-called Islamic State has been

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A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 11, 2018 0

In 2011, several African states warned about the likely consequences of an international military intervention in Libya aimed at toppling Muammar Gaddafi. Now, six years after his death, security in the Sahel region

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UN calls for ‘humanitarian pause’ in Yemen as conditions in capital deteriorate

UN calls for ‘humanitarian pause’ in Yemen as conditions in capital deteriorate

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 4, 2017 0

Conditions for civilians in Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a are “deteriorating by the hour” after six days of violence, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Monday, as the United Nations called

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UN bid to improve migrant, refugee response flounders as political will evaporates

UN bid to improve migrant, refugee response flounders as political will evaporates

November 30, 2017 0

Barely a year after President Obama put out the call, where is the international leadership to tackle the global migration crisis

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Rohingya death count, war games, and a non-coup in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

Rohingya death count, war games, and a non-coup in Zimbabwe: The Cheat Sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 17, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:   Plus ç a change in Zimbabwe

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US ramps up military strikes in Somalia

US ramps up military strikes in Somalia

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 6, 2017 0

When Ali Osman Diblawe arrived in Bariire town he was barefoot and winded. He had sprinted the 2.5 kilometres from his farm to the southern Somali town after hearing a barrage of gunfire

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Togo unrest a test for West African leaders

Togo unrest a test for West African leaders

October 19, 2017 0

Political violence in Togo claimed more victims this week.

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What’s really stopping a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen?

What’s really stopping a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen?

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 17, 2017 0

Politicians, aid officials, and health experts are once again mulling a cholera vaccination campaign in Yemen, but negotiations appear to be stuck on whether there’ll be enough doses available to render it effective.

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Zimbabwe: What happens after Mugabe?

Zimbabwe: What happens after Mugabe?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 13, 2017 0

At the ripe old age of 93, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s long-serving president, has offered himself as the candidate to lead his ruling ZANU-PF party in elections next year.   In power since independence

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If UN is to be credible, it must act on Burundi before it’s too late

If UN is to be credible, it must act on Burundi before it’s too late

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 11, 2017 0

The Burundian government carries the primary responsibility for protecting its citizens from crimes against humanity, but instead it’s the main abuser. A UN Commission of Inquiry reported last month that the security forces,

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