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Language of peace hard to find as Cameroon crisis festers

Language of peace hard to find as Cameroon crisis festers

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 16, 2017 0

It’s a Monday evening in Bamenda, the main city in troubled English-speaking Cameroon. The gates of the Vatican Express bus depot are shut, just like five other coach companies in town.

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Can a deal in Astana wind down the six-year Syrian war?

Can a deal in Astana wind down the six-year Syrian war?

May 5, 2017 0

On Thursday, the envoys of Russia, Turkey, and Iran sat down to sign an agreement about Syria in the Kazakh capital of Astana. As the signing process commenced, they were suddenly interrupted by

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Families torn apart as Pakistan forces Afghan refugees back over the border

Families torn apart as Pakistan forces Afghan refugees back over the border

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 26, 2016 0

Rakshe Kanwal is confonted with a cruel dilemma: follow her husband, who’s been deported from Pakistan to Afghanistan – where he was born and she has never been – or succumb to family

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Exclusive: Top UN whistleblower resigns, citing impunity and lack of accountability

Exclusive: Top UN whistleblower resigns, citing impunity and lack of accountability

June 7, 2016 0

UN whistleblower Anders Kompass, who exposed the sexual abuse of children by French and African peacekeepers in Central African Republic, is to resign in protest over what he sees as the organisation’s failure

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Obama to increase US funding for bomb clearance in Laos

Obama to increase US funding for bomb clearance in Laos

April 21, 2016 0

The United States is set to boost funding for the removal of cluster bombs and other unexploded ordnance in Laos, the fatal legacies of its “secret war” during the 1960s and 1970s.

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The cost of America’s “secret war” in Laos

The cost of America’s “secret war” in Laos

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 26, 2016 0

YANGON 26 January 2016 (IRIN) - The United States may increase the $15 million a year it spends on dealing with the legacy of its “secret” bombing of Laos. But that figure pales

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Aid agencies withdraw from Afghanistan’s north

Aid agencies withdraw from Afghanistan’s north

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 5, 2015 0

KABUL 05 October 2015 (IRIN) - The United Nations has evacuated staff from areas of northern Afghanistan where a suspected American airstrike hit a clinic run by Médecins Sans Frontières, forcing it to

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The $1bn hole in Afghanistan’s refugee system

The $1bn hole in Afghanistan’s refugee system

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 3, 2015 0

MAZAR-E-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN 03 September 2015 (IRIN) - The United States has allocated $950 million for assisting Afghan refugees and returnees, but much of that money has been lost to corruption while those in

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Will Thailand deport Uighurs who fled China?

Will Thailand deport Uighurs who fled China?

August 27, 2015 0

BANGKOK 27 August 2015 (IRIN) - Despite Thailand's recent deportation of 109 ethnic Uighurs to China where they could face torture, about 60 members of the persecuted minority who remain in detention are

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Why helicopters matter in Nepal

Why helicopters matter in Nepal

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

YANGON 10 August 2015 (IRIN) - The United Nations warned on Monday that it will be forced to ground its fleet of six helicopters in Nepal – which are being used for post-earthquake

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