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First UN Syria airdrop lands in trouble

First UN Syria airdrop lands in trouble

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 24, 2016 0

Only a few hours after UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien told the UN Security Council that a 21-ton World Food Programme airdrop had successfully been made to the besieged Syrian city of Deir

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Briefing: The new Jihadist strategy in the Sahel

Briefing: The new Jihadist strategy in the Sahel

February 4, 2016 0

NAIROBI 04 February 2016 (IRIN) - Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged

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Militancy in Mali: conflict map

Militancy in Mali: conflict map

November 20, 2015 0

Militancy, terrorism and conflict are not new to Mali. At least 342 people have been killed in conflict this year alone.

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Burkina Faso: ‘There must be justice’

Burkina Faso: ‘There must be justice’

October 16, 2015 0

DAKAR/OUAGADOUGOU 16 October 2015 (IRIN) - Fourteen civilians were killed and hundreds of others injured during post-coup violence in Burkina Faso in September. Will the security forces believed to be responsible be held

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How serious are Guinea protests?

How serious are Guinea protests?

May 5, 2015 0

CONAKRY 05 May 2015 (IRIN) - There appears to be little appetite for the Guinean opposition’s promised campaign of civil disobedience. However, deep-rooted ethnic tensions, suspicions over Ebola and simmering resentment for the

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UN has failed Syria: NGOs

UN has failed Syria: NGOs

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 12, 2015 0

BEIRUT 12 March 2015 (IRIN) - The United Nations Security Council has “failed” the Syrian people, some of the world’s largest NGOs have said. A “report card” by more than 20 aid organisations

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Libya aid push constrained by insecurity

Libya aid push constrained by insecurity

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 1, 2014 0

DUBAI 01 October 2014 (IRIN) - A wave of violence between militia groups vying for power is sweeping across parts of Libya, prompting international organizations to put forth an ambitious plan to provide

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Northern Nigeria: ruined lives

Northern Nigeria: ruined lives

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 4, 2014 0

MAIDUGURI 04 September 2014 (IRIN) - Thousands have died in the violence in Nigeria’s northeast between Boko Haram insurgents and the security forces, with no end in sight to the bloodletting.

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Need to ramp up aid response in Nigeria’s violence-torn northeast

Need to ramp up aid response in Nigeria’s violence-torn northeast

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 22, 2014 0

KANO 22 April 2014 (IRIN) - Security fears, a lack of humanitarian actors on the ground and a perception that Nigeria's government can handle its crises without help, are leaving many of the

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As Somali piracy falls, questions over what to do with captured pirates

As Somali piracy falls, questions over what to do with captured pirates

November 20, 2013 0

NAIROBI 20 November 2013 (IRIN) - The UN Security Council on Monday voted to continue policing measures off the coast of Somalia that have seen a notable decrease in attacks by pirates, unanimously

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