Category Archives: Internally Displaced People

Standing #withSyria to end the horrific abuses of three years of unrest

By Neil Sammonds, Syria Researcher at Amnesty International A girl was hospitalized when she fell ill after starvation drove her family to kill and eat a dog. Others have been admitted for illness caused by eating a waxy mixture of … Continue reading

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Counting bodies in the Central African Republic

  By Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International The body of a 10-year-old boy, shot dead, whose hand had been cut off with a machete. The remains of the sons of a 76-year-old man who narrowly escaped … Continue reading

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The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake

By Chiara Liguori, Caribbean researcher at Amnesty International Four years ago, a devastating earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti, leaving an estimated 200,000 people dead and more than 2 million homeless. It was a disaster on an almost unprecedented … Continue reading

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Dignity in the face of overwhelming horror and misery

By Susanna Flood, Director of Media at Amnesty International Her voice began to choke and then the tears began to flow down her face as she calmly and steadily recounted the long list of names of all the women and … Continue reading

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Tit-for-tat atrocities in the Central African Republic

By Joanne Mariner, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International One of the most depressing aspects of the ongoing violence in the Central African Republic is its symmetry. Christian and Muslim militia alike are carrying out equally vicious attacks. And … Continue reading

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