Category Archives: Armed Conflict

Eastern Ukraine: Facing growing hardship, sliding towards a disaster

By Krasimir Yankov of Amnesty International’s Ukraine Team It’s not easy getting to Luhansk nowadays. One must either cross an active frontline and risk getting shot at, if coming from the north, or take an eight-hour detour from the south … Continue reading

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Revenge attacks and killings sprees in Samarra, Iraq

By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser in Iraq. These days there are no visitors heading to the ancient Iraqi city of Samarra, 120km north of Baghdad, to admire its archaeological treasures. The city, once the capital of … Continue reading

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“Don’t they know that winter is coming?” Frustration and fear among Iraq’s displaced

By James Lynch and Francesca Pizzutelli, Refugee and Migrants’ Rights researchers, in northern Iraq. Everywhere in northern Iraq thousands of people driven from their homes by the conflict are now struggling to survive in grim conditions. As winter approaches it can only … Continue reading

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Three steps to achieve a lasting truce in Israel and Gaza

By Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International. We have seen, over and over again ceasefires dissipate in the dust of renewed bombings. Here are three basic human rights which must not be … Continue reading

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