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In Nigeria, healing the scars of war might curtail its spread

In Nigeria, healing the scars of war might curtail its spread

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 13, 2017 0

It’s often said that prevention is better than cure. But when it comes to the devastation wreaked upon civilians by armed groups, can cure serve as a form of prevention

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The war in Equatoria

The war in Equatoria

July 12, 2017 0

When South Sudan’s civil war broke out in 2013, much of Equatoria – the country’s breadbasket ­– managed to stay out of the conflict.

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What can save Mali?

What can save Mali?

May 29, 2017 0

Hamidou Barry has come to Bamako to find his son.

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What can save Mali?

What can save Mali?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 29, 2017 0

Hamidou Barry has come to Bamako to find his son. His village of Ikerena, in the rural heart of Mali, is a long way from the capital, but this is where he’s been

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Boko Haram: Down but far from out

Boko Haram: Down but far from out

May 24, 2017 0

The Nigerian government has declared victory over the Boko Haram insurgency. The capture at the end of December of Camp Zero in Sambisa Forest, the last stronghold of the jihadists, seemed to herald

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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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Boko Haram: Nigeria winning the battle but losing the war?

Boko Haram: Nigeria winning the battle but losing the war?

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 4, 2017 0

“Prof” Usman Abakyari is instantly likeable.

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Ethiopia extends emergency as old antagonisms fester

Ethiopia extends emergency as old antagonisms fester

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

The Ethiopian government has extended a nationwide state of emergency for four months, hailing it as successful in restoring stability after almost a year of popular protests and crackdowns that cost hundreds of

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South Sudan needs peace as much as food

South Sudan needs peace as much as food

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 20, 2017 0

The declaration of famine in two counties of South Sudan last month led to immediate pledges of aid.  Grave editorials  called on Western governments to prioritise relief efforts to the needy, despite the

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Shattered war economy encourages child marriage in Yemen

Shattered war economy encourages child marriage in Yemen

February 15, 2017 0

It’s impossible to get hard numbers, but child marriage appears to be on the rise in Yemen: a consequence of the extreme poverty caused by nearly two years of devastating war in what

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