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Mali takes baby steps toward protecting former child soldiers

Mali takes baby steps toward protecting former child soldiers

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 11, 2013 0

BAMAKO 11 October 2013 (IRIN) - Just a handful of the hundreds of Malian children believed to have been drawn into the country’s recent conflict are formally receiving help. Bamako authorities say the

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Mathotine Dz’dai, displaced in DRC: “We’re risking death again”

Mathotine Dz’dai, displaced in DRC: “We’re risking death again”

September 30, 2013 0

BUNIA 30 September 2013 (IRIN) - In just the last month, fighting between the army and rebels in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has displaced 100,000 people. Many are now living without

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Food security gains in Somalia “fragile”

Food security gains in Somalia “fragile”

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 4, 2013 0

NAIROBI 04 September 2013 (IRIN) - Somalia continues to make progress in its recovery from the 2011 famine, but some 870,000 people - most of them internally displaced persons (IDPs) - are predicted

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Combatants “recycled” in DRC

Combatants “recycled” in DRC

August 30, 2013 0

GOMA 30 August 2013 (IRIN) - M23, currently fighting the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) army and UN forces near the North Kivu capital of Goma, is just one of more than 30

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Goma running out of space for DRC’s displaced

Goma running out of space for DRC’s displaced

August 23, 2013 0

BULENGO 23 August 2013 (IRIN) - If the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu capital of Goma were a hotel, there would be a sign hanging on the door with the words

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Severe drought taking heavy toll in northern Namibia

Severe drought taking heavy toll in northern Namibia

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 12, 2013 0

OPUWO 12 August 2013 (IRIN) - The arid hills of Namibia’s northwestern Kunene Region make for a harsh environment at the best of times. With agriculture limited by the region’s dry, sandy soil,

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Study links hygiene and height

Study links hygiene and height

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 1, 2013 0

BANGKOK 01 August 2013 (IRIN) - Soap and clean water for effective handwashing can help boost a young child’s growth, according to the first large-scale scientific review to link hygiene to height -

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Growing HIV/AIDS awareness in Indonesia’s Papua region

Growing HIV/AIDS awareness in Indonesia’s Papua region

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 18, 2013 0

JAKARTA 18 June 2013 (IRIN) - Efforts to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Indonesian provinces of Papua, which has among the country’s highest rates of infection, and West Papua are making steady

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Maternal and paediatric tuberculosis still overlooked

Maternal and paediatric tuberculosis still overlooked

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 18, 2013 0

KUALA LUMPUR 18 June 2013 (IRIN) - The global target of a 50 percent reduction in tuberculosis (TB) by 2015 may already have been achieved, but TB remains a neglected disease among women

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Subsidies and GM crops back on food policy menu

Subsidies and GM crops back on food policy menu

April 9, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 09 April 2013 (IRIN) - Food has become expensive and seems set to stay that way, so growing more of it has become both a necessity and an attractive investment. But the

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