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One year after Mosul’s fall, Iraq’s worsening displacement crisis

One year after Mosul’s fall, Iraq’s worsening displacement crisis

June 4, 2015 0

DUBAI 04 June 2015 (IRIN) - One year after militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) seized control of Iraq’s second city Mosul, the country is sinking into an ever-deepening quagmire with more

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Thousands flee violent upsurge in northern Mali

Thousands flee violent upsurge in northern Mali

May 29, 2015 0

BAMAKO 29 May 2015 (IRIN) - A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and

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"They beat us with chains": Life inside Libya’s migrant detention centres

"They beat us with chains": Life inside Libya’s migrant detention centres

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 27, 2015 0

MISRATA 27 May 2015 (IRIN) - After enduring long, perilous journeys through the Sahara desert, often experiencing kidnapping and violence at the hands of smugglers, migrants and asylum-seekers who eventually reach Libya risk

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Help at last for Sri Lanka war widows

Help at last for Sri Lanka war widows

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 13, 2015 0

VAVUNIYA 13 May 2015 (IRIN) - Sri Lanka's new government is finally addressing the plight of women made widows by the country's long and bitter civil war. The fighting may be over, but

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Shipping ban deepens Yemen’s fuel crisis

Shipping ban deepens Yemen’s fuel crisis

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 16, 2015 0

AMMAN/SANA'A 16 April 2015 (IRIN) - A ban on shipping in Yemeni waters is worsening a severe fuel shortage that has already had a major impact on public health as the country endures

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Yemeni civilians pay price of war

Yemeni civilians pay price of war

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 14, 2015 0

SANA'A 14 April 2015 (IRIN) - As a Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen heads towards its third week and fighting across the country intensifies, humanitarian agencies are increasingly unable to provide aid, while

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What terrorism does: Fear and anger for Christians after Pakistan bombs

What terrorism does: Fear and anger for Christians after Pakistan bombs

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 19, 2015 0

LAHORE 19 March 2015 (IRIN) - A few days after bombings targeting Pakistani churches, the country's Christian minority is angry about the present but fearful for its future.

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Selective justice fears revived in Côte d’Ivoire

Selective justice fears revived in Côte d’Ivoire

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 11, 2015 0

ABIDJAN 11 March 2015 (IRIN) - The sentencing of Côte d'Ivoire’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, could reignite longstanding tensions in the country, where social, ethnic and religious divides have run deep for

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Unloved but unyielding: Burkina’s presidential guard could derail transition

Unloved but unyielding: Burkina’s presidential guard could derail transition

February 13, 2015 0

WASHINGTON DC 13 February 2015 (IRIN) - The potential for widespread civil unrest in Burkina Faso could grow if the country’s Presidential Security Regiment continues to remain a powerful and largely unanswerable force.

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Embassy closures puts Yemen aid at risk

Embassy closures puts Yemen aid at risk

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 12, 2015 0

SANAA/LONDON 12 February 2015 (IRIN) - The political chaos that has seen the US, UK and other embassies withdraw their staff in Yemen could also lead to the suspension of aid that is

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