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New Sahel anti-terror force: risks and opportunities

New Sahel anti-terror force: risks and opportunities

October 30, 2017 0

Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger are teaming up to take on Islamist militants with the launch of a the 5,000-strong "FC-G5S" force in the restive Sahel. But are more boots on

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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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Decree 66: The blueprint for al-Assad’s reconstruction of Syria?

Decree 66: The blueprint for al-Assad’s reconstruction of Syria?

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 20, 2017 0

With violence in Syria ongoing and even hitting new lows , talk of rebuilding the devastated country might seem premature. But work is already under way, at least in one corner of southwestern

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Davos, peace in Iraq and Libya, and demographic dynamism: IRIN Top Picks

Davos, peace in Iraq and Libya, and demographic dynamism: IRIN Top Picks

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 20, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analyses and features to academic studies and podcasts Davos develops a humanitarian bent

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Top Picks: Nauru, Lebanon, Haiti, the Hague and Geneva

Top Picks: Nauru, Lebanon, Haiti, the Hague and Geneva

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 21, 2016 0

Every week, IRIN's editors offer a selection of the most important and interesting resources that came on their radar. Here's this week's humanitarian reading list. ICC – “a bunch of useless people”?

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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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‘Addicted to punishment’

‘Addicted to punishment’

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 14, 2016 0

Latin American leaders may be patting themselves on the back for engineering next week’s Special Session of the UN General Assembly in New York to review global drug enforcement policy. But the thousands

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In Brief: One-stop site for climate change & food facts

In Brief: One-stop site for climate change & food facts

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 30, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 30 November 2012 (IRIN) - About one-third of food produced for human consumption gets lost or is wasted globally. This amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year, the equivalent of six

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