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Nearly three million more displaced year-on-year, warns refugee agency chief, but solutions are within reach

Nearly three million more displaced year-on-year, warns refugee agency chief, but solutions are within reach

19 June 2018
The number of people forced to flee their homes last year rose by nearly three million to 68.5 million, the head of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday, warning that the world’s displacement hotspots “are becoming hotter”. Citing ongoing, protracted violence around the globe and a lack of solutions…
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Women journalists in Afghanistan, defiant in the face of violence

Women journalists in Afghanistan, defiant in the face of violence

The cold-blooded murder took place just days before World Press Freedom Day marked annually on May 3rd. Outside the Afghan capital, the dangers of reporting the news, particularly as a woman, have never been so apparent. Sediqa Sherzai is the news director of Radio-TV Roshani, a media organization In Kunduz in the north of Afghanistan. Her female reporters are under constant threat not only from…
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