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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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Charity overhaul in China, but only with government approval

Charity overhaul in China, but only with government approval

September 21, 2016 0

China is the world’s second-least charitable country. Will a new law aimed at increasing public confidence in charities encourage more giving?

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Who in the world is Millie Wonder?

Who in the world is Millie Wonder?

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 19, 2016 0

The July rape of aid workers in South Sudan made headlines around the world. The incident was brutal but not uncommon – one in three women are sexually or physically assaulted in their

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The Wrong Future

The Wrong Future

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 20, 2016 0

Our columnist considers the World Humanitarian Summit and Back to the Future.

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Five countries where child soldiers are still recruited

Five countries where child soldiers are still recruited

May 17, 2016 0

Colombia’s largest guerrilla group has agreed to release all of its soldiers under age 15.

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Mapped: a world at war

Mapped: a world at war

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 25, 2016 0

IRIN is about to launch the fifth instalment in our ongoing series on the world’s forgotten conflicts. Our package of stories, films and graphics has already looked in-depth at the situation in Myanmar, South Kordofan

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18 months on, Gaza donors still falling way short

18 months on, Gaza donors still falling way short

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 18, 2016 0

Only 40 percent of the $3.5 billion donors pledged in October 2014 for Gaza's reconstruction has been delivered, new World Bank figures reveal.

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Opium bounces back, enriching Taliban and Afghan officials

Opium bounces back, enriching Taliban and Afghan officials

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 4, 2016 0

Afghanistan supplies the lion’s share of the world’s opium, most of which is refined into heroin in an illegal trade that enriches government officials, the Taliban and global drug dealing networks.

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After 60 years of Zika in Asia, why worry?

After 60 years of Zika in Asia, why worry?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 16, 2016 0

Zika has been in Asia and the Pacific for at least 60 years, though its mostly mild symptoms have prompted little cause for concern. But with the World Health Organization declaring a global

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Where in the world is Zika?

Where in the world is Zika?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 3, 2016 0

LONDON 03 February 2016 (IRIN) - The World Health Organization has declared that the strong links between Zika infection during pregnancy and microcephaly should be treated as a global public health emergency. IRIN

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