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RIP Almigdad Mojalli – a wonderful journalist and friend

UPDATE: A fund has been set up for Almigdad’s family. Anyone who wants to please donate here This morning I received the devastating news that Almigdad Mojalli, a Yemeni journalist who had written for a whole range of media – both … Continue reading

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US ‘will not use’ depleted uranium in Syria or Iraq

UPDATE: February 15 2017. After Airwars and Foreign Policy revealed that in fact the US has started using Depleted Uranium, I was asked by a couple of people for the full quotes where they pledged not to use it. In the … Continue reading

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Interactive Maps – Female Genital Mutilation and the ICC’s Dubious Record

A couple of quick interactive maps I have published in recent weeks – one showing rates of female genital mutilation in Africa and the Middle East and the showing every ICC case globally. Ones for the data nerds… http://newirin.irinnews.org/extras/2015/2/5/fgm-female-genital-mutiliation-map http://newirin.irinnews.org/extras/2015/1/19/palestine-and-the-icc-a-long-way-to-go

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A timeline of Syria’s closing borders

I did a brief interactive timeline on how Syria’s neighbours have one by one increased their restrictions on refugees crossing the borders. See it here

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‘This generation of Syrians may be lost if we don’t get help’

This article originally appeared in the Times Education Supplement Elias Bou Saab, Lebanon’s new minister of education, does not mince his words. “Without more support, the Lebanese education system may collapse. It is that serious,” he says. The population of … Continue reading

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Aid workers adjust to increasing violence in Lebanon

This article was published by IRIN, the UN’s press service, on March 3 BEIRUT, 3 March 2014 (IRIN) – A few weeks ago, the head of security for a charity in Lebanon got the kind of call you never want … Continue reading

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Child labor climbs among Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

This article was published by IRIN, the UN’s press service, on February 4 BEIRUT, 3 February 2014 (IRIN) – Ali Al Wasate may only be 13, but he has been forced to grow up. No longer in school, he has … Continue reading

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