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The battle for Raqqa begins

The battle for Raqqa begins

June 6, 2017 0

The assault on Raqqa officially began on Tuesday morning with the announcement of a “great battle”, but many fear that the Syrian city, which for three years has served as the de facto

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The real crisis in North Korea is not the one you’ve been hearing about

The real crisis in North Korea is not the one you’ve been hearing about

May 18, 2017 0

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been in the news a lot lately, with the DPRK testing new missiles and the United States moving a naval strike group off the Korean peninsula. The

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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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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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Can $10 billion and political reforms bring peace to Pakistan’s restive frontier?

Can $10 billion and political reforms bring peace to Pakistan’s restive frontier?

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 5, 2017 0

Haibat Khan was teaching under an open sky. Over the heads of a dozen young students sitting on a plastic mat on the ground, he could see mountains stretching into the distance from the Pakistani

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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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Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

Who pays the hidden price for Congo’s conflict-free minerals?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 14, 2017 0

Valentin was in trouble. His arms were tied behind his back and he couldn’t move. The sun was beating down in the courtyard of the mining company where he and his friends were

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Ten humanitarian stories to look out for in 2017

Ten humanitarian stories to look out for in 2017

January 2, 2017 0

While 2016 taught us to expect the unexpected, IRIN’s eyes and ears on the ground have given us an idea of what to look out for in the new year. We can’t promise

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If Trump’s America shrinks humanitarian support, will China fill the void?

If Trump’s America shrinks humanitarian support, will China fill the void?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 5, 2016 0

China’s latest “white paper” is another sign of the country’s decision to play a larger role in global affairs.

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Ethiopia’s internet crackdown hurts everyone

Ethiopia’s internet crackdown hurts everyone

November 17, 2016 0

Ethiopia has never been an easy place to operate. But a six-month state of emergency, combined with internet and travel restrictions imposed in response to a wave of anti-government protests, means it just

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