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New order on the border: Can foreign aid get past Syria’s jihadis?

New order on the border: Can foreign aid get past Syria’s jihadis?

August 15, 2017 0

Radical jihadis have cemented their dominance over northwestern Syria with the victory last month of Tahrir al-Sham over its main rival, the Turkish-backed Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham. But the two million civilians in

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Can a deal in Astana wind down the six-year Syrian war?

Can a deal in Astana wind down the six-year Syrian war?

May 5, 2017 0

On Thursday, the envoys of Russia, Turkey, and Iran sat down to sign an agreement about Syria in the Kazakh capital of Astana. As the signing process commenced, they were suddenly interrupted by

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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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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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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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Aleppo: Inside a city beyond the brink

Aleppo: Inside a city beyond the brink

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 28, 2016 0

Once Syria’s most populous city, Aleppo is now a humanitarian disaster zone. As fighting intensifies in several districts and bombs again rain down from the sky, tens of thousands of Syria’s forgotten civilians

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What’s it like to be a young Palestinian refugee in Lebanon today?

What’s it like to be a young Palestinian refugee in Lebanon today?

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 17, 2016 0

Of all the countries Palestinians settled in when they fled or were forced from what is now Israel nearly 70 years ago, Lebanon remains the most hostile to providing basic rights to the

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The Grammar of Impotence

The Grammar of Impotence

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 16, 2016 0

Despite passing 16 resolutions on Syria since 2012, the divided UN Security Council has achieved little in stopping the war and suffering. Security Council resolutions are carefully worded. What does the diplomatic language of those resolutions tell us

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Syrian peace talks lost in a fog of war

Syrian peace talks lost in a fog of war

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 28, 2016 0

JERUSALEM 28 January 2016 (IRIN) - With the main Syrian opposition group threatening not to show, and talks in separate rooms even if they do, are these peace talks at all?

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