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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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Has Algeria taken an anti-IS vaccine?

Has Algeria taken an anti-IS vaccine?

September 28, 2016 0

As so-called Islamic State recruits members from across the world, one Muslim country has set itself apart. Despite its geographic proximity to extremist-prone regions and a chequered past of militancy, Algeria, on the

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EXCLUSIVE: The UN is waiting for Assad to approve its new Syria chief

EXCLUSIVE: The UN is waiting for Assad to approve its new Syria chief

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 27, 2016 0

The UN is still without a top official in Syria because the government of Bashar al-Assad has not approved the world body’s selection, a UN spokesperson told IRIN on Tuesday.

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Top Picks: What Syrians want, Africa’s declining conflicts, and refugee deterrence policies

Top Picks: What Syrians want, Africa’s declining conflicts, and refugee deterrence policies

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 23, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.   Six to read: What Syrians want Public opinion

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Syrian evacuations break the will to resist

Syrian evacuations break the will to resist

September 20, 2016 0

Missiles tore into a humanitarian aid convoy in Aleppo Province on Monday night as a partial US and Russia-led ceasefire collapsed in a fresh round of airstrikes and recriminations. It’s not yet clear

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World Vision "humanitarian hero" accused of funnelling millions to Hamas

World Vision "humanitarian hero" accused of funnelling millions to Hamas

August 4, 2016 0

Alleged fraud mastermind was nominated as a "humanitarian hero" in 2014 Germany, Australia, Gates Foundation among donors Scale of alleged fraud unclear World Vision and Hamas deny allegations The local head of Christian

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Aleppo is screwed. Thanks everyone.

Aleppo is screwed. Thanks everyone.

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 29, 2016 0

As humanitarian aid organisations in Syria prepare for one of their biggest tests yet, they are falling into disarray. Judging by the course of the war so far, Aleppo’s hundreds of thousands of

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