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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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Syrians make easy scapegoats in Lebanon

Syrians make easy scapegoats in Lebanon

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 28, 2016 0

The Baalbek International Festival is in town. Under silvery bunting, telltale tourists drift around in shorts in the sleepy mid-afternoon heat

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Prosecute those who bomb hospitals, or it will keep happening

Prosecute those who bomb hospitals, or it will keep happening

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

Following a recent resolution against attacks on healthcare in war zones, the UN should ensure compliance by referring perpetrators to the International Criminal Court for prosecution. That’s one of the recommendations in a

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Top Picks: Darfur, piracy, and a war crime unpunished?

Top Picks: Darfur, piracy, and a war crime unpunished?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 6, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top

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What ​will​ happen to migrants returned to Turkey?

What ​will​ happen to migrants returned to Turkey?

April 12, 2016 0

Last Monday, 202 migrants were put on ferries from Greece and deported back to Turkey. As the first group to be returned under the EU’s migration deal with Turkey, their departure from the

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Forget about antiquities; what about Palmyra’s civilians?

Forget about antiquities; what about Palmyra’s civilians?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 4, 2016 0

“People are more important than ruins.” So says Hassan Ahmed, a former resident of Palmyra, which the Syrian army took last week after 10 months under the control of the so-called Islamic State

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