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As quake-prone Asia urbanises, shoddy construction raises disaster risk

As quake-prone Asia urbanises, shoddy construction raises disaster risk

April 19, 2017 0

Building codes are often unenforced in the world’s most populous and quake-prone continent

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UPDATED: Mapped – a world at war

UPDATED: Mapped – a world at war

April 3, 2017 0

This map of ongoing conflicts around the world is part of IRIN’s ongoing series on the world’s forgotten conflicts. Our package of stories, films and graphics has so far looked in-depth at the situation

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Charity overhaul in China, but only with government approval

Charity overhaul in China, but only with government approval

September 21, 2016 0

China is the world’s second-least charitable country. Will a new law aimed at increasing public confidence in charities encourage more giving?

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Opium bounces back, enriching Taliban and Afghan officials

Opium bounces back, enriching Taliban and Afghan officials

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 4, 2016 0

Afghanistan supplies the lion’s share of the world’s opium, most of which is refined into heroin in an illegal trade that enriches government officials, the Taliban and global drug dealing networks.

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This year’s neglected migration crises

This year’s neglected migration crises

December 21, 2015 0

OXFORD 21 December 2015 (IRIN) - In 2015, all eyes have been on the Mediterranean and Europe's so-called migration crisis. But people are being displaced in many other corners of the world away

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This year’s neglected migration crises

This year’s neglected migration crises

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 21, 2015 0

OXFORD 21 December 2015 (IRIN) - In 2015, all eyes have been on the Mediterranean and Europe's so-called migration crisis. But people are being displaced in many other corners of the world away

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Three reasons to pay attention to Turkey’s Kurdish war

Three reasons to pay attention to Turkey’s Kurdish war

September 8, 2015 0

BEIRUT 08 September 2015 (IRIN) - As the world fixates on the Syrian refugee crisis, Turkey’s conflict with Kurdish rebels has suddenly escalated rapidly.

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The benefits of hosting refugees

The benefits of hosting refugees

June 11, 2015 0

BEIRUT 11 June 2015 (IRIN) - The negative impact of Syria’s war on its neighbours has been discussed at length. But what is less spoken about is the economic boon of having one

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Iraq aid cuts due to funding shortages

Iraq aid cuts due to funding shortages

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 6, 2015 0

DUBAI 06 May 2015 (IRIN) - Humanitarian crises around the world are struggling for money, but Iraq – where some 2.7 million people have been internally displaced in the last 17 months –

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UN has failed Syria: NGOs

UN has failed Syria: NGOs

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

BEIRUT 12 March 2015 (IRIN) - The United Nations Security Council has “failed” the Syrian people, some of the world’s largest NGOs have said. A “report card” by more than 20 aid organisations

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