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Libya

A long wait for justice in Libya

TRIPOLI, 18 September 2013 (IRIN) - Lifts that pause between floors and the sound of keys locking doors never fail to make Ali Elakermi’s heart race. Spending 30 years as a political prisoner in...

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Nigeria

HART Visit - Nigeria, 30th August – 5th September 2013

HART’s visit to Nigeria last week revealed a worrying growth in violence and terrorist activity by militant groups, including the self-avowed Islamist Boko Haram which has declared its intention to...

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Guinea

Guinea's police to go from "enemy" to partner

CONAKRY, 17 September 2013 (IRIN) - After a group of youths pillaged a restaurant in Guinea's capital, Conakry, in mid-August - raping three women, according to the owner - workers there decided not...

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Syria + 1 more

"Education will help me achieve my dreams"

For most children, going back to school means returning to a familiar place and seeing old friends, but for Akram, a 12-year-old Palestine refugee in Syria, everything will be different when he...

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Chad

Resilience takes root in eastern Chad

Visiting Chad from 14 to 17 September, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, traveled to the Sahel region of Dar Sila, located in the east of the country,...

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Kenya

Burnt Forest IDPs try to rebuild lives

In Summary Town bore brunt of chaos, displacement and will most likely come up in court Victims in the county remain sceptical As Deputy President Wiliam Ruto goes back to The Hague for his trial,...

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Myanmar

Thousands of Meikhtila displaced remain homeless

By SHWE AUNG Some 3,000 mostly Muslim residents from Mekhtila remain homeless nearly six months after their homes were burnt to the ground in a deadly bout of religious violence, as a dispute over...

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World

How well are migrants really doing?

JOHANNESBURG, 13 September 2013 (IRIN) - Although people migrate for a range of reasons and some are forced to leave their country by conflict, persecution or natural disasters, those who leave...

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Jordan + 1 more

Students promote learning in Za'atari Camp, Jordan

By Toby Fricker The school year is starting, in Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan. Fourteen-year-old Mozoun is among 30 children on a mission to get their peers back to school. ZA’ATARI CAMP, Jordan, 12...

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India

Religious riots displace 10,000 in northern India – report

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 12 Sep 2013 01:29 PM Author: Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Around 10,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in northern...

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