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New Sahel anti-terror force: risks and opportunities

New Sahel anti-terror force: risks and opportunities

October 30, 2017 0

Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger are teaming up to take on Islamist militants with the launch of a the 5,000-strong "FC-G5S" force in the restive Sahel. But are more boots on

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Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

August 30, 2017 0

The fear is palpable in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram intensifies its war on civilians. The military’s regular claim that the jihadists are on the run is patently false, and provides no comfort

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Shrapnel, security and sectarianism: A reporter’s diary on Iraqi displacement

Shrapnel, security and sectarianism: A reporter’s diary on Iraqi displacement

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 23, 2017 0

Eastern Mosul has now been freed from so-called Islamic State.

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The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

December 15, 2016 0

It’s been nearly four months since Emine Sahin’s husband and children have been paid for their work picking fruit and vegetables on a farm in southern Turkey’s fertile Adana Province.

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The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

The never-ending harvest: Syrian refugees exploited on Turkish farms

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 15, 2016 0

It’s been nearly four months since Emine Sahin’s husband and children have been paid for their work picking fruit and vegetables on a farm in southern Turkey’s fertile Adana Province.

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Is this Palestinian refugee camp Syria’s next Yarmouk?

Is this Palestinian refugee camp Syria’s next Yarmouk?

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 8, 2016 0

A Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus is at risk of being further cut off from aid following weeks of bombing by Syrian pro-government forces and Russian warplanes. While there has been unprecedented interest

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“Where is NATO now?”

“Where is NATO now?”

May 30, 2016 0

Glowering across a table in a Tripoli café, 28-year-old Mohamed* has no kind words for Western leaders or any of Libya’s three governments. “In 2011, NATO said it intervened in Libya to protect the

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Plea for return of officials to northern Mali

Plea for return of officials to northern Mali

April 22, 2013 0

BAMAKO/GAO 22 April 2013 (IRIN) - Residents in the northern Mali towns of Gao and Timbuktu are calling for the rapid return of officials to re-start basic services and help run their towns,

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Relief as Mali towns recaptured

Relief as Mali towns recaptured

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 28, 2013 0

BAMAKO/DAKAR 28 January 2013 (IRIN) - Residents of Gao and Timbuktu in northern Mali expressed relief after French and Malian forces re-took the towns from Islamist militia, but said they faced an enormous

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