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Afghans flee in droves, but Germany closing the door

Afghans flee in droves, but Germany closing the door

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 10, 2015 0

KABUL 10 November 2015 (IRIN) - In recent months, the number of Afghans making the dangerous journey to Europe has risen dramatically. Most are headed for Germany, where they are receiving an increasingly

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Afghans flee in droves, but Germany closes the door

Afghans flee in droves, but Germany closes the door

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

KABUL 10 November 2015 (IRIN) - In recent months, the number of Afghans making the dangerous journey to Europe has risen dramatically. Most are headed for Germany, where they are receiving an increasingly

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When Myanmar votes, Rohingya must stay home

When Myanmar votes, Rohingya must stay home

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 1, 2015 0

BUTHIDAUNG, MYANMAR 01 September 2015 (IRIN) - In the 2010 general elections, about 150,000 Muslims in this isolated township in western Myanmar were able to cast their votes.

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What you need to know about the global refugee crisis

What you need to know about the global refugee crisis

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 18, 2015 0

LONDON 18 June 2015 (IRIN) - We are witnessing the largest and most rapid escalation ever in the number of people being forced from their homes. In 2014, an average of 42,500 people

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No easy solution for Myanmar’s Rakhine crisis

No easy solution for Myanmar’s Rakhine crisis

November 4, 2014 0

SITTWE 04 November 2014 (IRIN) - As the number of ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar hits record levels, the prospects for a lasting settlement of the crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine State look bleak.

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Dengue down but not out in Sri Lanka

Dengue down but not out in Sri Lanka

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 11, 2014 0

COLOMBO 11 June 2014 (IRIN) - Better detection and care has led to a dramatic fall in the number of deaths from dengue fever in Sri Lanka over the past five years, but

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Access to education an added challenge for refugees in Egypt

Access to education an added challenge for refugees in Egypt

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 8, 2014 0

CAIRO 08 April 2014 (IRIN) - As the number of Syrians in Egypt rises, refugees say it has become increasingly difficult to find places for their children in already overstretched government schools. In

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Uncertainty delays Afghan refugee return

Uncertainty delays Afghan refugee return

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 31, 2014 0

DUBAI 31 January 2014 (IRIN) - A slowdown in the number of Afghan refugees returning from Pakistan is expected to continue in 2014, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), as Afghans at

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Concern over rising HIV infections among youth

Concern over rising HIV infections among youth

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 26, 2013 0

COLOMBO 26 December 2013 (IRIN) - Sri Lankan health officials have called for a greater focus on youth in the battle against HIV as they become more sexually active and the number of

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Tough Australian policy fails to discourage Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Tough Australian policy fails to discourage Sri Lankan asylum seekers

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 29, 2013 0

COLOMBO 29 November 2013 (IRIN) - Heightened border surveillance in Sri Lanka, as well as recent agreements between Australia and Sri Lanka to divert and deport would-be asylum seekers, have slashed the number

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