social »

Princes and bankers and aid! Oh my!

Princes and bankers and aid! Oh my!

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 26, 2017 0

It’s 340 kilometres as the crow flies between the desert berm where 80,000 Syrians are trapped between Syria and Jordan, and the Jordanian Dead Sea resorts where last weekend the region’s elite mingled

Read More »
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

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

Read More »
Post-quake Nepal: No country for old women

Post-quake Nepal: No country for old women

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 1, 2017 0

Laxmi Devishretha hasn’t spoken for a week.

Read More »
“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

“People’s science”: How West African communities fought the Ebola epidemic and won

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 26, 2017 0

Three years on from the start of the West African Ebola epidemic, lessons are still being learned. And the most surprising are not coming from the scientists, but from the affected communities themselves;

Read More »
Islamic State ramps up recruitment in Pakistan

Islamic State ramps up recruitment in Pakistan

January 11, 2017 0

Obaid Khan was planning to join Pakistan’s public school system as a teacher after finishing his undergraduate degree in May this year. Instead, he dropped out of university to join the so-called Islamic

Read More »
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

Read More »
Rural exodus disrupts social order in Mauritania

Rural exodus disrupts social order in Mauritania

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 16, 2014 0

MEZEIN TERCHITT/NOUAKCHOTT 16 January 2014 (IRIN) - For decades in the Sahel, working-age men have left their rural villages to find work in regional towns or capital cities, returning to plant or harvest

Read More »
Jordanians driven further into poverty

Jordanians driven further into poverty

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 22, 2013 0

JORDAN VALLEY 22 February 2013 (IRIN) - The 4,000 people of Fifa village in northwestern Jordan rely on seasonal agricultural work in the Jordan Valley, sheep-breeding, and cash and material assistance from the

Read More »
Jordanians driven further into poverty

Jordanians driven further into poverty

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 22, 2013 0

JORDAN VALLEY 22 February 2013 (IRIN) - The 4,000 people of Fifa village in northwestern Jordan rely on seasonal agricultural work in the Jordan Valley, sheep-breeding, and cash and material assistance from the

Read More »
Jordanians driven further into poverty

Jordanians driven further into poverty

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 22, 2013 0

JORDAN VALLEY 22 February 2013 (IRIN) - The 4,000 people of Fifa village in northwestern Jordan rely on seasonal agricultural work in the Jordan Valley, sheep-breeding, and cash and material assistance from the

Read More »