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Everything you need to know about the latest Syria peace talks

Everything you need to know about the latest Syria peace talks

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 21, 2017 0

Hopes are low for the Syrian peace talks set to begin on Thursday in Geneva, but that may not matter much. As the war in Syria moves towards a strategic endgame , the

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Unconventional cash project challenges aid status quo in Lebanon

Unconventional cash project challenges aid status quo in Lebanon

February 20, 2017 0

The EU and Britain have met resistance to a new $85 million project to simplify cash allowances for Syrian refugees.

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EXCLUSIVE: World Vision rattles aid groups with solo operation for Syrians at Jordan border

EXCLUSIVE: World Vision rattles aid groups with solo operation for Syrians at Jordan border

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 24, 2017 0

Some 70,000 Syrians are stranded in a demilitarised zone on the Jordan-Syria border, with aid severely limited and subject to tight restrictions. IRIN can reveal that while the UN delivers assistance by crane

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The 10 most popular IRIN stories of 2016

The 10 most popular IRIN stories of 2016

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 26, 2016 0

Exclusive: The ethical failure - why I resigned from the UN When senior UN human rights official Anders Kompass exposed the sexual abuse of children by French and African peacekeepers in Central African Republic,

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East Aleppo evacuations in 360

East Aleppo evacuations in 360

December 21, 2016 0

Evacuations from east Aleppo have progressed fitfully, but there is limited monitoring, and aid agencies and human rights groups have expressed concern for the conditions awaiting those bussed away, as well as those

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The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 15, 2016 0

It’s been nearly four months since Emine Sahin’s husband and children have been paid for their work picking fruit and vegetables on a farm in southern Turkey’s fertile Adana Province.

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President Trump’s humanitarian agenda

President Trump’s humanitarian agenda

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 9, 2016 0

Foreign policy, development, and humanitarian aid have had little coverage in the US presidential campaign. However, the issues will still be in the in-tray of Donald J.

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Aid’s cash revolution: a numbers game

Aid’s cash revolution: a numbers game

November 2, 2016 0

114.5: that’s the magic number. With a score above it, a Syrian family in Lebanon has largely to fend for themselves. Below it, the household’s vulnerability score makes them eligible for cash payouts,

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The “buffer zone” plan for 70,000 stranded Syrian refugees

The “buffer zone” plan for 70,000 stranded Syrian refugees

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 7, 2016 0

Blocked from entering Jordan, some 70,000 Syrians are camped out near a border crossing known as Rukban, one of two locations where refugees and asylum seekers are marooned in a demilitarised zone a

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EXCLUSIVE: Iraq War records reignite debate over US use of depleted uranium

EXCLUSIVE: Iraq War records reignite debate over US use of depleted uranium

October 6, 2016 0

Records detailing as many as 181,000 rounds of depleted uranium munitions shot in 2003 by American forces in Iraq have been unearthed by researchers, representing the most significant public documentation of the controversial armament's use

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