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The Libyan migrant “prisons” of Europe’s making

The Libyan migrant “prisons” of Europe’s making

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 1, 2017 0

The consequences of Italian and European migration policies for migrants and refugees stuck in Libya are ugly and stark: from militia wars to increasing extortion to overcrowded detention “prisons” where pregnant women can

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Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe

Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe

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

Advertised as a "tourist yacht" to Europe, spacious and loaded with food and water, it was in fact a stripped-down, rusty blue fishing boat lacking any supplies for two stormy days at sea.

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Martinets, migrants, and militants: The drawn-out saga of Libya and the ICC

Martinets, migrants, and militants: The drawn-out saga of Libya and the ICC

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

When International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda addressed the UN Security Council in May, she assured the assembled nations that Libya was a priority in 2017.

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Cholera vaccine plan for Yemen scrapped

Cholera vaccine plan for Yemen scrapped

July 12, 2017 0

A plan to deliver a million doses of the oral cholera vaccine in Yemen to help combat the worst outbreak of cholera in the world has been scrapped. There have been more than

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Sudan sanctions, Mosul, and Marawi: The Cheat Sheet

Sudan sanctions, Mosul, and Marawi: The Cheat Sheet

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 7, 2017 0

Check out the topics on IRIN’s radar and trawl through our curation of the best humanitarian reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Will US relax 20-year-old sanctions on Sudan? Sudan's diplomacy

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Cholera can kill quickly. In Yemen, it’s taking one life an hour

Cholera can kill quickly. In Yemen, it’s taking one life an hour

June 12, 2017 0

Cholera is now killing more people than bombs and bullets in Yemen, in a raging outbreak that is out of control thanks to the inability of the country to cope after more than

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Mozambicans pay dearly for a president’s financial mistake

Mozambicans pay dearly for a president’s financial mistake

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 16, 2017 0

Diagnosed HIV-positive two years ago, Kayana Kandagona* suffers regular episodes of dizziness. However, this is not the cause of the 34-year-old’s anxiety as she waits for a routine appointment at a faith-based organisation’s

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Torture, starvation, deprivation: life inside IS prisons in Libya

Torture, starvation, deprivation: life inside IS prisons in Libya

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 24, 2016 0

“I have been subjected to immense misery for about nine months for no fault of mine,” a desperate prisoner wrote to his so-called Islamic State captors in the Libyan town of Sirte.

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"We can do better": a volunteer’s perspective of Europe’s refugee response

"We can do better": a volunteer’s perspective of Europe’s refugee response

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 5, 2015 0

LESVOS 05 November 2015 (IRIN) - Marianna Pope-Weidermann never meant to become a volunteer. But she spent the last five weeks on the Greek island of Lesvos: pulling babies from the water; negotiating

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Comment: "We can do better" – a volunteer’s perspective of Europe’s refugee response

Comment: "We can do better" – a volunteer’s perspective of Europe’s refugee response

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 5, 2015 0

LESVOS 05 November 2015 (IRIN) - Marianna Pope-Weidermann never meant to become a volunteer. But she spent the last five weeks on the Greek island of Lesvos: pulling babies from the water; negotiating

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