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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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Boomtime for fuel smugglers in Nepal

Boomtime for fuel smugglers in Nepal

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 20, 2016 0

KATHMANDU 20 January 2016 (IRIN) - A severe fuel shortage has crippled Nepal, causing added hardship for millions of people already trying to recover from a devastating earthquake. But not everybody is suffering

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No refuge: Central American children on the run in Mexico

No refuge: Central American children on the run in Mexico

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 20, 2016 0

TAPACHULA 20 January 2016 (IRIN) - Mexico is ill-equipped to deal with increasing numbers of children fleeing gang violence in Central America’s “Northern Triangle”.

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Ex-Tamil Tigers go jobless in Sri Lanka

Ex-Tamil Tigers go jobless in Sri Lanka

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 18, 2016 0

VALLIPURAM, SRI LANKA 18 January 2016 (IRIN) - Almost seven years after the end of Sri Lanka's decades-long civil war, the majority of former Tamil Tiger rebels are struggling to find jobs despite

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UN appeals for Syria: a look at the numbers

UN appeals for Syria: a look at the numbers

January 15, 2016 0

JERUSALEM 15 January 2016 (IRIN) - As the war in Syria drags on, donors have given more but the percentage of needs they meet has decreased. IRIN takes a look at the numbers.

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IRIN’s Top Picks: Syrian sieges, social media, and space oddity

IRIN’s Top Picks: Syrian sieges, social media, and space oddity

January 15, 2016 0

GENEVA 15 January 2016 (IRIN) - 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

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IRIN’s Top Picks: Starvation, combustible IKEA shelters, and the end of the world as we know it

IRIN’s Top Picks: Starvation, combustible IKEA shelters, and the end of the world as we know it

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 8, 2016 0

GENEVA 08 January 2016 (IRIN) - 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

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Why can’t Myanmar clear its landmines?

Why can’t Myanmar clear its landmines?

January 7, 2016 0

MANTON, MYANMAR 07 January 2016 (IRIN) - Myanmar has a massive landmine problem, but there has been no attempt at all to fix it. Clearance efforts have thus far been stymied by ongoing

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Sri Lanka’s torture machine continues in peacetime

Sri Lanka’s torture machine continues in peacetime

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

PHNOM PENH 06 January 2016 (IRIN) - Sri Lanka’s new government has been lauded for efforts at reconciliation after a devastating civil war. Yet, civilians are still being abducted, tortured and sexually abused

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A different sort of aid for Syria?

A different sort of aid for Syria?

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

BEIRUT 04 January 2016 (IRIN) - Some aid organisations and policy experts are finding that with more than four out of five Syrians in poverty, traditional humanitarian aid, while necessary, just isn’t enough.

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