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Sri Lanka returns land confiscated by military during decades-long war

Sri Lanka returns land confiscated by military during decades-long war

June 19, 2015 0

TELLIPALLAI 19 June 2015 (IRIN) - Sri Lankan families are beginning to return home as the government returns land seized during the decades-long war, in a step towards reconciliation. >

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In Indonesia’s Aceh, a warm welcome for refugees in a sea of misery

In Indonesia’s Aceh, a warm welcome for refugees in a sea of misery

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 15, 2015 0

LANGSA, INDONESIA 15 June 2015 (IRIN) - Nur Yanah can’t hold back the tears when she recalls hundreds of emaciated boat people arriving in her native Aceh province after being rescued by local

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Meet the local volunteers behind Nepal’s aid effort

Meet the local volunteers behind Nepal’s aid effort

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 3, 2015 0

LALITPUR 03 May 2015 (IRIN) - When residents of Nepal's remote Dalchowki village first received assistance after last week's earthquake knocked most of their homes to the ground, they were greeted not by

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Why wasn’t quake-prone Nepal better prepared?

Why wasn’t quake-prone Nepal better prepared?

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

NAIROBI 27 April 2015 (IRIN) - Nepal was known to be a major quake risk and yet nothing was really done about it. IRIN news editor Anthony Morland explains why the Himalayan country

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Softly, softly: the humanitarian schemes aimed at countering Boko Haram

Softly, softly: the humanitarian schemes aimed at countering Boko Haram

February 6, 2015 0

ABUJA 06 February 2015 (IRIN) - Northeast Nigeria faces the dual challenges of tackling Boko Haram and deeply ingrained poverty. Now the government and some private philanthropists are implementing programmes to counter both,

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How Boko Haram brought hunger to northern Cameroon

How Boko Haram brought hunger to northern Cameroon

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 28, 2015 0

MAROUA 28 January 2015 (IRIN) - More than half a million people in Cameroon’s Far North region are in need of urgent food aid, the government says, as attacks by militant group Boko

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No justice, no peace for northern Mali

No justice, no peace for northern Mali

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 13, 2014 0

BAMAKO 13 October 2014 (IRIN) - Thousands of northerners who experienced human rights abuses during the occupation of Mali’s north are struggling to find redress amidst concerns that a climate of impunity is

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Flood displaced Zimbabweans allege forcible resettlement

Flood displaced Zimbabweans allege forcible resettlement

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 10, 2014 0

MASVINGO 10 September 2014 (IRIN) - More than 3,000 families in Zimbabwe’s southeastern Masvingo Province who accuse the government of forcibly resettling them to small plots of undeveloped land, are facing hardships including

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Warning over rampaging youth gangs in Abidjan

Warning over rampaging youth gangs in Abidjan

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 18, 2014 0

ABIDJAN 18 August 2014 (IRIN) - Children and teenagers who were drawn into Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010-2011 post-election conflict are joining armed gangs in the commercial capital Abidjan after being abandoned by politicians and

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Zimbabwe’s health system in crisis

Zimbabwe’s health system in crisis

August 11, 2014 0

HARARE 11 August 2014 (IRIN) - Zimbabwe’s deepening economic crisis is severely affecting the government’s ability to fund public health delivery and restricting poor people’s access to health care, economists, government officials and

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