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    Violence in South Sudan

    Current and former U.S. special envoys testified at a hearing on the violence and humanitarian situation in the South Sudanese civil war. The witnesses suggested actions the United States…

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    Political Prisoners in Vietnam

    Vu Minh Khanh, wife of imprisoned human rights attorney Nguyen Van Dai, testified at a hearing on political prisoners in Vietnam. Nguyen Van Dai was detained by the Vietnamese government in December 2015 on…

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    Global Zika Virus Outbreak

    The directors of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and USAID’s assistant administrator for global health testified at a…

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    Wildlife Poaching

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    International Child Abduction

    Witnesses testified at a hearing examining federal actions to comply with a law passed the previous year in resolving cases of children abducted from the U.S. and held in foreign countries.…

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    Sex Trafficking Victims

    The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Global Human Rights held a hearing on the partnerships between U.S. government and non-governmental organizations that rescue trafficking victims.…

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    Humanitarian Aid to Syria

    Witnesses testified at a House Foreign Affairs joint subcommittee hearing on Syria’s humanitarian crisis. Officials with the State Department and USAID said that while monetary aid was…

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    Human Rights in Cuba

    Advocates for Cuban political prisoners testified on that country’s human rights record. The witnesses were critical of the Obama administration’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba.

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    West African Ebola Response

    Representatives from several organizations including Doctors Without Borders and International Medical Corps testified at a hearing on the international response to the West Africa Ebola…

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    Energy Access and Security in Africa

    The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing on energy security and development challenges in Africa. In…

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    Ebola Virus

    Witnesses testified at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on the threat of the Ebola virus. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said the Ebola outbreak in…

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    Human Rights in Iran

    Witnesses testified on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s human rights record since taking office on August 4, 2013. Cler Baheri, an Iranian-born member of the Baha’i community, spoke about…

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    Tiananmen Square Protests 25th Anniversary

    Survivors from the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square protests and massacre shared their stories at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing marking the 25th anniversary of the student…

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    Central African Republic Conflict

    State Department officials and others testified on the worsening situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). They discussed famine, the difference between peacekeeping and security,…

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    Response to Typhoon Haiyan

    Officials from USAID and other international organizations testified on the U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. They focused on food, medical, and reconstruction relief…

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    Human Rights in China

    Prior to the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, experts on the human rights situation in China testified before the House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights. In their…

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