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Money-Making Scrap or Armed Bomb? Abandoned Explosives Pose Deadly Risks in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: ConflictHealthHuman RightsPower

Construction is booming and demand for steel is on the rise. But scrap metal vendors eager for profits are unwittingly digging up explosives from old conflicts, risking arrest, injury — or worse.

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Driven by Hunger, South Sudanese Refugees Slip Back into Homeland

Region: Uganda

Topics: ConflictHuman RightsLegal RightsMigration

Uganda has taken in hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese fleeing violence. But reductions in land plots and meager food stipends are forcing refugees to re-enter dangerous territory in the hunt for viable land.

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As Armed Conflict Threatens Farmers’ Livelihoods in Chiapas, Men Join Women at the Loom

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureConflictCultureHuman RightsJobs

Armed conflict in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas has threatened the livelihood of farmers for decades. To support their families, some men in the region are now participating in an ancient tradition long held by women: weaving.

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Homes and Coffee Fields Abandoned as Violence Continues in Southern Mexico

Region: Mexico

Topics: ConflictHuman MigrationHuman Rights

Violence linked to local land disputes in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, continues to drive coffee farmers and their families out of their homes and fields and into temporary camps. Faced with ongoing attacks, community representatives asked for military and police protection.

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In Zimbabwe, Violence Follows Unregistered Gold Miners

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ConflictEnvironmentExtractivesHuman Rights

A small town in Zimbabwe recently struck gold – a boon to small-scale miners who depend on gold for their livelihood. But after the miners came to Norton, so did the criminals.

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A Land of Small Wars: Life on the Line of Control

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ConflictHuman Rights

Violence is nothing new for the area around the Line of Control, the demarcation dividing the Pakistani and Indian-administered sections of Kashmir. But for the people who live there, life in the crossfire takes a steep toll on their lives.

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Critical Medical Supplies Run Short as Heavy Restrictions Continue

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AccessConflictHealthHuman Rights

It’s been nearly a month since the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir state’s semi-autonomous status and instituted a media blackout there. Officials say the measure is necessary, but Kashmiris say that the lockdown has serious consequences – including a critical shortage of medical supplies.

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Clash of Livelihoods and Traditions Reveal Flaws in Sri Lanka’s Resettlement Efforts

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: ConflictCulture

In northern Sri Lanka, a government resettlement program which began after the end of the country’s civil war has provided many displaced people with new livelihoods. But local people say that resettlements don’t consider their ancient traditions.

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Art for Resistance: Kashmiri Artists Channel Experiences of Conflict in Their Work

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ArtsConflict

For Kashmiri artists based in India’s capital, years of conflict in their home region of Indian-administered Kashmir have provided inspiration and a sense of urgency for their art. But the tense environment they currently find themselves in makes it hard to display their work freely.

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First Came the Vote, Then the Bullets

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ConflictElections

Doubts about Zimbabwe’s July 30 elections drove many opposition supporters into the streets to protest, and the military promptly cracked down on the unrest. The bullets fired on those days have left lasting damage.

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