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The cost of America’s “secret war” in Laos

The cost of America’s “secret war” in Laos

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 26, 2016 0

YANGON 26 January 2016 (IRIN) - The United States may increase the $15 million a year it spends on dealing with the legacy of its “secret” bombing of Laos. But that figure pales

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Food prices rise sharply after fighting disrupts Afghan harvest

Food prices rise sharply after fighting disrupts Afghan harvest

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 24, 2015 0

CHARDARA DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN 24 November 2015 (IRIN) - Food prices are shooting up in Afghanistan as the harvest has been halted in the country’s breadbasket in the northern province of Kunduz, where farmers

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Can elections and a ceasefire bring peace to Myanmar?

Can elections and a ceasefire bring peace to Myanmar?

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 5, 2015 0

YANGON 05 November 2015 (IRIN) - Myanmar has been at war since independence from Britain in 1948. For most of that time, the country was ruled by the military, but a quasi-civilian government

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Lebanese law forces Syrian refugees underground

Lebanese law forces Syrian refugees underground

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 2, 2015 0

RIYAQ 02 November 2015 (IRIN) - A complicated set of laws has made obtaining legal residency in Lebanon so difficult that an estimated two-thirds of the country’s Syrian refugees now lack the proper

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How many refugee children can Sweden take?

How many refugee children can Sweden take?

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 15, 2015 0

MALMO 15 October 2015 (IRIN) - Sweden is experiencing a rapid rise in the numbers of unaccompanied refugee children seeking asylum there. In the first two weeks of October alone, well over 4,000

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Will a Rohingya refugee go full circle after fleeing Myanmar?

Will a Rohingya refugee go full circle after fleeing Myanmar?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 10, 2015 0

PHNOM PENH 10 September 2015 (IRIN) - Sequestered in a compound in Cambodia after a controversial refugee resettlement deal with Australia, a Rohingya man says he want to go back to the country

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Australia still has questions to answer on refugees

Australia still has questions to answer on refugees

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 9, 2015 0

YANGON 09 September 2015 (IRIN) - While Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s announcement today that Australia will take in an additional 12,000 Syrians from persecuted minorities is welcome, it fails to address a host

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Australia still has questions to answer on refugees

Australia still has questions to answer on refugees

September 9, 2015 0

YANGON 09 September 2015 (IRIN) - While Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s announcement today that Australia will take in an additional 12,000 Syrians from persecuted minorities is welcome, it fails to address a host

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Will Islamic State allow polio drive?

Will Islamic State allow polio drive?

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 2, 2015 0

GAZIANTEP 02 September 2015 (IRIN) - The news that Syria had eradicated polio was one of the few positive pieces of news from the country this year. With the Islamic State cracking down

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Will Islamic State allow polio drive?

Will Islamic State allow polio drive?

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 2, 2015 0

GAZIANTEP 02 September 2015 (IRIN) - The news that Syria had eradicated polio was one of the few positive pieces of news from the country this year. With the Islamic State cracking down

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