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Congo’s bad year is about to get worse

Congo’s bad year is about to get worse

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 24, 2017 0

For a country that has witnessed millions of deaths, brutal colonial rule, and devastating dictatorship, the past year in the Democratic Republic of Congo still stands out as a bleak one.    Civilian

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Libya crimes, gang-violence refugees, and an Afghan surge? The cheat sheet

Libya crimes, gang-violence refugees, and an Afghan surge? The cheat sheet

May 12, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors looks ahead at what’s on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Libya migrant crimes under

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Raqqa, Trump’s big decision, and the death of a Dadaab icon: The cheat sheet

Raqqa, Trump’s big decision, and the death of a Dadaab icon: The cheat sheet

May 5, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors looks ahead at what’s on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Au revoir Paris: Will

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Flood-ridden Nigeria farmers need more help adapting to climate change

Flood-ridden Nigeria farmers need more help adapting to climate change

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 3, 2017 0

Okechukwu Onwuma still remembers the painful day heavy floods destroyed his small farm in southern Nigeria’s Delta State. “It was in November 2012, and the flood didn’t spare anything in this community,” the

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Peace talks in Nigeria, chemicals in Syria, and a political meltdown in Afghanistan: The cheat sheet

Peace talks in Nigeria, chemicals in Syria, and a political meltdown in Afghanistan: The cheat sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 14, 2017 0

Every week, IRIN’s team of editors looks ahead at what’s on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Talking to Boko Haram

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Pakistan investigating NGOs accused of promoting blasphemy and pornography

Pakistan investigating NGOs accused of promoting blasphemy and pornography

April 14, 2017 0

Pakistan is investigating over a dozen NGOs for allegedly promoting blasphemy and pornography on social media – a potentially deadly move dismissed by rights activists as the latest in an ongoing crackdown on

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Post-quake Nepal: No country for old women

Post-quake Nepal: No country for old women

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 1, 2017 0

Laxmi Devishretha hasn’t spoken for a week.

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Politicised humanitarian aid is fuelling South Sudan’s civil war

Politicised humanitarian aid is fuelling South Sudan’s civil war

February 27, 2017 0

A declaration of famine in South Sudan has prompted a swirl of appeals for new funding to stem the catastrophe. There are millions of people in desperate need, and there are aid groups

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Everything you need to know about the latest Syria peace talks

Everything you need to know about the latest Syria peace talks

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 21, 2017 0

Hopes are low for the Syrian peace talks set to begin on Thursday in Geneva, but that may not matter much. As the war in Syria moves towards a strategic endgame , the

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EXCLUSIVE: UK “voluntary” returns – refugee coercion and NGO complicity

EXCLUSIVE: UK “voluntary” returns – refugee coercion and NGO complicity

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 21, 2017 0

The UK Home Office is accelerating its drive for “illegal” migrants and those refused asylum to return home voluntarily – a tactic publicised as more cost-effective and “humane” than forced returns. But how

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