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“If the war doesn’t kill us, the food prices will”

“If the war doesn’t kill us, the food prices will”

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 10, 2018 0

Three-year-old Walid sits on a hospital bed, his bones and veins visible through his skin, tugging at the intravenous drip that is keeping him alive.   He’s one of only five kids being

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Interview: Amid record needs, new UN relief chief promises reform

Interview: Amid record needs, new UN relief chief promises reform

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

His predecessors sat in an office of picture windows overlooking the Hudson River fitted with beige furniture on the upper floors of UN headquarters in Manhattan. But Mark Lowcock, the new UN under-secretary-general

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Aid workers at risk on World Humanitarian Day

Aid workers at risk on World Humanitarian Day

August 18, 2017 0

We mark World Humanitarian Day with a selection of articles about the risks faced by aid workers

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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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Climate change? What climate change? Nigerian farmers not being reached on awareness

Climate change? What climate change? Nigerian farmers not being reached on awareness

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

Everyone’s heard of climate change, right?

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Child “marriage” is child labour

Child “marriage” is child labour

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 12, 2017 0

Countless underage girls around the world are being forced to work long, punishing hours.

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Princes and bankers and aid! Oh my!

Princes and bankers and aid! Oh my!

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 26, 2017 0

It’s 340 kilometres as the crow flies between the desert berm where 80,000 Syrians are trapped between Syria and Jordan, and the Jordanian Dead Sea resorts where last weekend the region’s elite mingled

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Support journalism you believe in

Support journalism you believe in

May 3, 2017 0

On World Press Freedom Day, and at a time of unprecedented crisis and complexity, trusted fact-based journalism has never been more important.

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As quake-prone Asia urbanises, shoddy construction raises disaster risk

As quake-prone Asia urbanises, shoddy construction raises disaster risk

April 19, 2017 0

Building codes are often unenforced in the world’s most populous and quake-prone continent

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EXCLUSIVE: The UN is waiting for Assad to approve its new Syria chief

EXCLUSIVE: The UN is waiting for Assad to approve its new Syria chief

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 27, 2016 0

The UN is still without a top official in Syria because the government of Bashar al-Assad has not approved the world body’s selection, a UN spokesperson told IRIN on Tuesday.

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