MRG intern, Helen Haile, a postgraduate student in International Relations at King’s College London focusing on political violence, the Middle East and human rights, takes a look at the horrifying figures behind the genocide of one of Iraq’s most vulnerable religious minorities.
Being uprooted from your home by war is unimaginably tough for anyone, but for Roma families displaced by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, a new life in a strange city is especially difficult because of the marginalisation and discrimination they face on a daily basis.
After having to flee the war in the east, Tamara, a Romani woman who is 43, now lives with seven other members of her close family, including her daughter Yana who is two years old, and her elderly disabled mother, in a one bedroom flat in a low-income neighbourhood on the edge of the capital city Kiev.
As Iraq continues to struggle with armed conflict and a protracted humanitarian crisis, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights have launched a new online reporting tool to empower local civilians to monitor and document human rights violations.
Iraq’s internally displaced persons (IDPs) face profound insecurity and life-threatening conditions as the conflict escalates again, says a new report by the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights and Minority Rights Group International (MRG).
The rights organisations say that IDPs are at risk of attack not only from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) but also from Iraqi Security Forces, Shi’a militias and Kurdish forces. As significant numbers try to return to their areas of origin, fresh waves of displacement from Mosul and elsewhere are taking place.
Threats, intimidation and hate speech against Muslims and Christians continue to mar post-war transition to peace in Sri Lanka – new report
Though Sri Lanka’s long and bloody civil war ended in 2009, and the election of a new government raised hopes for change last year, discrimination and rights violations against religious minorities persist, says a new report by Minority Rights Group International (MRG).