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News in the Humanosphere: Turkey detains 15 aid workers near Syrian border

Turkish authorities have detained 15 staff of a US NGO working on Syria relief operations – the latest in a series of moves restricting humanitarian aid groups in the country. Police detained the 15 employees, who were working for the International Medical Corps in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, on Thursday 20 April. Four of those detained – foreign nationals from Britain, India, Indonesia and Ireland – were deported five days later. (IRIN)

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News in the Humanosphere: U.N. uncovers 17 mass graves in DR Congo

U.N. investigators discovered 17 mass grave sites in central Democratic Republic of the Congo, bringing the total to 40 documented in an area where the army has clashed with a local militia, the United Nations said. The sites were reportedly dug by Congolese soldiers after fighting with the Kamuina Nsapu militia in Kasai Central province in late March, a U.N. statement said. (Reuters)

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