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Syrian refugees head to Lebanon’s Shia south

Syrian refugees head to Lebanon’s Shia south

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 29, 2013 0

TYRE 29 January 2013 (IRIN) - Initially concentrated in Lebanon’s northern and eastern areas along the border with Syria, Syrian refugees (mostly Sunnis) are increasingly settling further south, in Lebanon’s Shia heartland, dominated

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UN: To avoid tensions with refugees, Lebanese hosts need support

UN: To avoid tensions with refugees, Lebanese hosts need support

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 28, 2013 0

BEIRUT 28 January 2013 (IRIN) - On 30 January, world leaders will meet in Kuwait to pledge financial support for aid operations in Syria and for hundreds of thousands of refugees who have

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Sanctions hit humanitarian aid to Syria

Sanctions hit humanitarian aid to Syria

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 25, 2013 0

DAMASCUS 25 January 2013 (IRIN) - Humanitarian and developmental aid agencies in Syria say international sanctions against the country have made their operations harder. >

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SYRIA: Mustafa, "The army came to my home to fire on the rebels from the veranda"

SYRIA: Mustafa, "The army came to my home to fire on the rebels from the veranda"

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 11, 2013 0

DAMASCUS 11 January 2013 (IRIN) - It was in the countryside that Syrian rebels first started making gains against government forces in 2011. But since then, Syria's civil war has become increasingly urban

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SLIDESHOW: Syria’s rising displacement crisis

SLIDESHOW: Syria’s rising displacement crisis

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 2, 2013 0

DUBAI 02 January 2013 (IRIN) - "There is no safe place in Syria any more." The words of one displaced man may be a bit of an exaggeration, but they are symptomatic of

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MALAWI-ANGOLA: Food crises and response

MALAWI-ANGOLA: Food crises and response

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 17, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 17 December 2012 (IRIN) - Prolonged dry spells have driven almost four million people to food insecurity in Malawi and oil-rich Angola, in Southern Africa.

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Analysis: The beginnings of transitional justice in Syria

Analysis: The beginnings of transitional justice in Syria

December 14, 2012 0

ISTANBUL 14 December 2012 (IRIN) - When Mohamed* first got involved in human rights work in Syria, his idea of documenting crimes was to visit a crime scene with a cell phone and

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SYRIA: Bread shortages rising

SYRIA: Bread shortages rising

December 13, 2012 0

DAMASCUS 13 December 2012 (IRIN) - When Bashar Akkad recently visited Syria’s northern, government-controlled town of al-Raqqah, hotel staff did not serve him breakfast. >

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SYRIA: Healthcare system crumbling

SYRIA: Healthcare system crumbling

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 11, 2012 0

DAMASCUS 11 December 2012 (IRIN) - The nearly two-year conflict in Syria has taken tens of thousands of lives, destroyed entire neighbourhoods and sent hundreds of thousands of people fleeing. But more quietly,

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SYRIA: UN shrinks staff and movement amid insecurity

SYRIA: UN shrinks staff and movement amid insecurity

December 3, 2012 0

DAMASCUS 03 December 2012 (IRIN) - UN agencies in Syria are relocating and restricting movement of staff due to rising insecurity that is getting closer to the capital.

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