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    • Three charts on US funding cuts for Palestinian refugees
      The UN agency for Palestinian refugees needs to find about $350 million a year if the United States pulls all its funding, as threatened. With social services at risk for 5.4 million Palestinian refugees living in the occupied territories and the wid…
      - 3 Sep 18, 11:36am -
    • Destination Europe: Evacuation

      Destination Europe: Evacuation

      As the EU sets new policies and makes deals with African nations to deter hundreds of thousands of migrants from seeking new lives on the continent, what does it mean for those following dreams northwards and the countries they transit through? From…
      - 26 Jun 18, 5:44am -
    • A LinkedIn to combat rights abuse?
      In 2016, a 12-year-old boy was reportedly detained and tortured in Giwa barracks in northeastern Nigeria. He ended up nearly paralysed. “We wanted to cite the officers in charge,” said lawyer Chino Edmund Obiagwu. “But we weren’t able to get…
      - 29 Mar 18, 10:58am -
    • Sinai slaughter, Manus refugee “coercion”, and “unthinkable” Rohingya returns: The Cheat Sheet
      Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe: What next for Manus refugees? Authorities in Papua New Guinea have forcibly r…
      - 24 Nov 17, 11:47am -
    • The Eritrean children who cross borders and deserts alone

      The Eritrean children who cross borders and deserts alone

      Yobieli is 12 years old. He sits on a small leather stool and fumbles with his hands, interlocking his fingers and pulling them apart. There’s a dark shadow of soft peach fuzz on his upper lip, and his cheeks are childishly smooth. But, his eyes lo…
      - 27 Jul 17, 5:06am -
    • Egypt boat disaster shines light on new migration trend

      - 10 Oct 16, 4:47am -
    • For Eritreans, Egypt is the new route to Europe
      Like much of Cairo, the sprawling low-income neighbourhood of Ard el-Lewa comes alive in the evening, once the sun has gone down.On warm summer nights, children chase cats along streets too narrow for cars. Tuk-tuks weave between the shisha smokers…
      - 6 Jun 16, 12:27pm -
    • Pay now to protect 1 billion people from coastal floods
      As sea levels rise, so will the costs of dealing with it, Christian Aid reminds us in a report released today.“Spending money now on reducing the risk of disasters will save money and lives later,” said report author Dr Alison Doig in a statem…
      - 16 May 16, 9:52am -
    • Off the cliff
      New UN data shows the catastrophic effects of the Syrian conflict in terms of migration since 1950. Maps and Graphics UN data shows the emptying of Syria in one simple line Ben Parker IRIN LONDON Europe Germany M…
      - 31 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
    • Secrecy in Sinai - an unknown human toll
      Ever since Islamic State-affiliated militants tried to take the town of Sheikh Zuwayed in North Sinai last week, the Egyptian media has talked of little else. “What mistakes were made?” “Where did they get their weapons from?” and “What can…
      - 9 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
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    • Son of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi dies aged 25
      Doctors say Abdullah Morsi suffered a heart attack while driving in Cairo The youngest son of the late former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has died of a heart attack he suffered while driving in Cairo, doctors said.Abdullah Morsi, 25, was with a…
      - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 10:56am -
    • Show me the mummy: the undying allure of ancient Egypt
      Paris’s Tutankhamun exhibition is a record-breaking hit – but scarabs, pharaohs and man-eating monsters have been thrilling us for centuries Paris’s current mania for Tutankhamun should come as no surprise. The Grande Halle de la Villette exhib…
      - 11 days ago, 4 Sep 19, 10:12am -
    • A glimpse behind the scenes of Giza’s Grand Egyptian Museum
      Egypt’s vast, much-delayed museum is scheduled to open in 2020. But while Tutankhamun’s treasures are being readied for tourists, some critics see the building as a vanity projectIn the vast, shade-dappled atrium of Egypt’s new Grand Egyptian M…
      - 11 days ago, 4 Sep 19, 1:30am -
    • UN postpones anti-torture conference in Cairo after backlash
      Human rights campaigners criticised ‘whitewashing’ of Egyptian government’s abusesThe UN has postponed an anti-torture conference due to take place in Cairo, following an outcry from human rights activists who accused the organisation of “whi…
      - 26 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 11:19am -
    • Cairo car bomb kills at least 20 outside hospital
      Interior ministry blames Hasm group for blast that injured dozens near cancer instituteTwenty people have been killed and 47 injured after a car bomb collided with other vehicles, triggering an explosion outside a cancer hospital in central Cairo.The…
      - 41 days ago, 5 Aug 19, 10:54am -
    • British Airways to resume flights to Cairo after security review
      Airline suspended flights to Egyptian capital last Saturday as a precautionary measureBritish Airways said on Thursday it would resume flights to Cairo following a week’s suspension, having reviewed its security measures.BA flights to and from the…
      - 52 days ago, 25 Jul 19, 7:27pm -
    • British Airways suspends Cairo flights as security precaution
      Services to Egyptian capital halted for seven days to allow for security review, says airline British Airways has suspended all flights to Cairo for seven days as a security precaution.The airline made the surprise announcement last night that all fl…
      - 57 days ago, 20 Jul 19, 2:02pm -
    • Africa Cup of Nations 2019: highs, lows and moments of mayhem
      From basketball-style thrillers to great goals and Algeria’s final triumph we pick the highlights from a hectic tournamentAlgeria’s quarter-final victory against Ivory Coast felt like two top sides going head to head, the tension cranking up afte…
      - 57 days ago, 20 Jul 19, 10:16am -
    • Humanists are being persecuted too | Letter
      Seventeen humanists from around the world call for a review into the persecution of the non-religiousWe are non-religious activists and campaigners who have been victims of blasphemy and apostasy laws around the world, or of vigilante violence inspir…
      - 58 days ago, 19 Jul 19, 12:24pm -
    • 'Bent' pyramid: Egypt opens ancient oddity for tourism
      Pharoah Sneferu’s structure marks key step in Egyptian architecture, as builders had to change the angle when it started to crack Egypt has opened to visitors the “bent” pyramid built for the pharaoh Sneferu, a 101-metre structure south of Cair…
      - 64 days ago, 13 Jul 19, 10:42pm -

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