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27 Jun 2016 description
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After fleeing drought in Andhra Pradesh State, Manikamma’s tiny shack in India’s capital is now periodically swamped with fetid water when heavy rains flood the shantytown she now calls home.

She had no choice but to sell off her land and remaining cattle at cut-rate prices, and bring her two children to this overcrowded cluster of huts constructed from tarpaulins and other scavenged materials in New Delhi.

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25 Jun 2016 description
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By Obi Anyadike

The problem for African peacekeeping is not so much where to find the boots to put on the ground, but how to pay for them – not to mention the helicopters, intelligence-gathering and technology crucial to conducting modern military operations and dealing with the new security threats on the horizon.

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24 Jun 2016 description
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How Central Americans fleeing gang violence don’t qualify

By Kristy Siegfried

Alicia* was 14 years old when she was raped by members of one of the violent criminal gangs that have made El Salvador the homicide capital of the world. Pregnant and facing the threat of further violence, she negotiated the hazardous overland route to the United States, where she had family. However, once there, she struggled to find a lawyer who would take on her asylum case.

23 Jun 2016 description
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By Aamir Saeed

Sardar Gul has been forced to cut his earnings by more than half.

Daily scrutiny by police cracking down on Afghan refugees in Pakistan turned his three-kilometre commute to a construction site into a two-hour ordeal. It became untenable. So, instead of braving checkpoints and spot checks at work, Gul traded in his shovel for an awl.

22 Jun 2016 description
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Exile arrivals in India have plummeted from 3,320 in 2005 to just six so far this year

By Saransh Sehgal

As Chinese border guards searched the cargo truck he was hiding in, Yonten’s heart began to race. If they discovered him among the boxes, his attempt to escape Tibet would be over and he would end up in prison instead of India.

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22 Jun 2016 description
job Closing date: 17 Jul 2016 IRIN

Start-date: As soon as possible

Location: Geneva, with frequent travel

Deadline for application: 17 July 2016

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