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The real crisis in North Korea is not the one you’ve been hearing about

The real crisis in North Korea is not the one you’ve been hearing about

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 18, 2017 0

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been in the news a lot lately, with the DPRK testing new missiles and the United States moving a naval strike group off the Korean peninsula. The

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Mozambicans pay dearly for a president’s financial mistake

Mozambicans pay dearly for a president’s financial mistake

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 16, 2017 0

Diagnosed HIV-positive two years ago, Kayana Kandagona* suffers regular episodes of dizziness. However, this is not the cause of the 34-year-old’s anxiety as she waits for a routine appointment at a faith-based organisation’s

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Flood-ridden Nigeria farmers need more help adapting to climate change

Flood-ridden Nigeria farmers need more help adapting to climate change

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

Okechukwu Onwuma still remembers the painful day heavy floods destroyed his small farm in southern Nigeria’s Delta State. “It was in November 2012, and the flood didn’t spare anything in this community,” the

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We are not the world: Inside the “perfect storm” of famine

We are not the world: Inside the “perfect storm” of famine

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 29, 2017 0

Like the four countries facing extreme hunger crises today, the famine that gripped Ethiopia from 1983 to 1985 struggled for attention until it was far too late. There was conflict.

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Libyan oil wars and the battle for Tripoli

Libyan oil wars and the battle for Tripoli

March 15, 2017 0

It’s flying under the radar, but the Libyan capital is shuddering through its worst violence since fighting first broke out mid-2014, while oil wars rage out east amidst signs of increased Russian involvement.

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Rebuilding Syria’s rubble as the cannons roar

Rebuilding Syria’s rubble as the cannons roar

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 8, 2017 0

The fighting in Syria isn’t even nearly over yet, but the international community is already starting to look ahead to post-war reconstruction—or rather, wartime reconstruction. Many are working on the assumption that while

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In support of Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulation

In support of Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulation

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 28, 2017 0

IRIN’s recent article, Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals , offers a compelling story that highlights some real challenges facing many Congolese people today. Unfortunately, it misses the broader importance

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Politicised humanitarian aid is fuelling South Sudan’s civil war

Politicised humanitarian aid is fuelling South Sudan’s civil war

February 27, 2017 0

A declaration of famine in South Sudan has prompted a swirl of appeals for new funding to stem the catastrophe. There are millions of people in desperate need, and there are aid groups

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Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 14, 2017 0

Valentin was in trouble. His arms were tied behind his back and he couldn’t move. The sun was beating down in the courtyard of the mining company where he and his friends were

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The humanitarian cheat sheet: Trouble in CAR and WhatsApp for crises

The humanitarian cheat sheet: Trouble in CAR and WhatsApp for crises

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 3, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of some of the best humanitarian reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed and looks ahead to give you the inside scoop on

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