Category Archives: Middle East And North Africa

Crunch time for Qatar on migrant workers

By James Lynch, Amnesty International’s researcher on migrants’ rights in the Gulf Late last year, when I met a group of men employed by Lee Trading and Contracting, their situation had all the hallmarks of a crisis. Unpaid for months … Continue reading

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‘Nowhere in Gaza is safe’ – A snapshot of life under the bombs

Interview with a human rights fieldworker in Gaza This morning as I brushed my teeth I could hear the familiar buzzing of a drone circling above our building. I ignored the sound. Drones circle overhead all the time; you never … Continue reading

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The flight from Mosul: “We left everything behind to save our lives”

By Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International. Marvin is a 27-year-old accountant. His life and that of his family were turned upside down last week, when members of the Islamic State (ISIS) turned up at their home … Continue reading

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Real vs. Fake: How to authenticate YouTube videos for human rights work

Christoph Koettl from Amnesty USA’s Crisis Prevention and Response Unit reports on a new tool he’s launching to help human rights workers sift video fact from fiction. During crises or disasters, YouTube is widely used to share footage—including a host … Continue reading

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The plight of Iraq’s civilian population

By Donatella Rovera , Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser. Thousands of Iraqi civilians displaced by the current conflict are stranded at checkpoints separating the areas controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the rest of Iraq. At first … Continue reading

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