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    Rohingya traders cater to all needs in Bangladesh settlement

    With a snap of his towel, refugee barber Najimuddin ushers his next client into the chair at this sprawling settlement in Bangladesh and reaches for his scissors. Smartly dressed student Firoz has studied pictures of soccer players and film stars in magazines and describes the style he wants: short on the sides but left longer […] More

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    Yemen: Three years on, US and UK arms supplies to Saudi Arabia-led coalition are devastating civilian lives

    A Saudi Arabia-led coalition attack with a US-manufactured bomb, which turned a civilian home into rubble and killed or injured six members of the same family, is the latest in a long string of potential war crimes Amnesty International has documented over the past three years of Yemen’s devastating conflict. Since the coalition’s campaign of […] More

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    UNHCR and partners seek US$504 million for Congolese refugees

    Congolese refugee Christine, 52, and her grandson Aluda, 9, sleep in the former market in Cacanda reception centre, northern Angola.  © UNHCR/Colin Delfosse UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, together with 30 humanitarian partners, is launching today an appeal for US$504 million, to assist the people forced to flee one of the world’s most complex, challenging and […] More

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    Pensioners caught up in Ukraine conflict struggle to survive

    By Kate Bond in Starhonativka, Ukraine  |  23 March 2018 Svetlana Shuko worked for decades in the local coal plant, earning a pension she hoped would see her through retirement. Now, with armed conflict dividing Ukraine, eight months have passed since the 78-year-old received any cash. Living with cancer and barely able to leave her home in the […] More

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    Istanbul's Arabic library for bookish Syrians

    By Charlie Dunmore and Edith Champagne in Istanbul, Turkey  |  23 March 2018 When Syrian refugee Nada came to Istanbul four years ago, she soon found there was one thing she missed more than any other. “When I arrived, I couldn’t find any Arabic books. I didn’t bring any with me, and it was very expensive to buy […] More

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    Afghan lost boys provide a bridge in Crete between nations

    The Karimis are moving into their new home, lugging a mountain of luggage from a minivan into the ground floor apartment in the seaside town of Heraklion, capital of the Greek island of Crete. On hand to meet the family of seven is a tall, young man with striking features. The 22-year-old, Ali Sher Kashimi […] More

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    Zimbabwe: Commuting death sentences a commendable first step

    In response to the decision by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to commute the death sentences of prisoners who have been on death row for more than 10 years, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa, Muleya Mwananyanda, said: President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s has taken a very progressive step in deciding to spare the prisoners from the […] More

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    Campaign targets Apple over privacy betrayal for Chinese iCloud users

    Amnesty International is launching a new social media campaign targeting Apple over its betrayal of millions of Chinese iCloud users by recklessly making their personal data vulnerable to the arbitrary scrutiny of the Chinese government. Amnesty is urging Apple CEO Tim Cook not sell out iCloud users in China. In a nod to Apple’s iconic […] More

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    Turkey: The refugee booksellers of Istanbul

    Credits: Edith Champagne – producer, Houssam Hariri – camera/editor   |  22 March 2018 Turkey: The refugee booksellers of Istanbul When Syrian refugee Nada came to Istanbul four years ago, she found she missed reading more than anything, so she set out to make books in Arabic accessible to all. Boukah, her lending library and bookstore, has become […] More

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