Tag Archives: IDPs

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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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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Unspeakable acts of inhumanity as violence intensifies in the Central African Republic

By Susanna Flood, Amnesty International’s Director of Media There is hatred in their eyes as they spit their words out at you: “Djotodia doit partir”, Michel Djotodia, transitional President of the Central African Republic, “must go”. These same words were … Continue reading

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Bangui on the brink as thousands seek protection from violence

By Susanna Flood, Amnesty International’s Director of Media What do you say to a grieving widow whose two sons have just been killed and who has 15 grandchildren at home to look after? How do you respond when the children … Continue reading

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