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SUDAN: SPLM-N in retaliatory attack on South Kordofan

SUDAN: SPLM-N in retaliatory attack on South Kordofan

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 9, 2012 0

KHARTOUM 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - Mortar shelling in Kadugli, capital of Sudan's South Kordofan State, on 8 October left at least six dead and several injured; the attacks coincided with an ongoing

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Human Rights Watch’s Jan Egeland calls for faster progress

CLIMATE CHANGE: Human Rights Watch’s Jan Egeland calls for faster progress

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 9, 2012 0

BANGKOK 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - On the sidelines of a recent presentation he made in Bangkok on disaster prevention and preparedness, IRIN spoke to Jan Egeland, deputy director of Human Rights Watch,

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MALI: Children take up guns

MALI: Children take up guns

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 8, 2012 0

SEVARÉ 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - Children as young as 14 are joining military training camps run by militias in southern Mali preparing to fight Islamist groups in the north. At the same

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MALI: Northerners fight to learn

MALI: Northerners fight to learn

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 5, 2012 0

MOPTI 05 October 2012 (IRIN) - Teachers, the Ministry of Education and aid agencies are scrambling to provide catch-up classes to thousands of displaced children who fled northern Mali for southern towns to

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MIGRATION: Influx shifts to Greek islands

MIGRATION: Influx shifts to Greek islands

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 5, 2012 0

MYTILENE 05 October 2012 (IRIN) - Just as Greece appears to have successfully stemmed the flood of undocumented migrants crossing the land border with Turkey, a new influx of migrants and asylum seekers

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DRC: Call to implement peace agreements in North Kivu

DRC: Call to implement peace agreements in North Kivu

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 5, 2012 0

NAIROBI 05 October 2012 (IRIN) - Experts have called on donors and the international community to exert pressure on governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda to stop the escalation

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CAMBODIA: Rural poor lose out in land deals

CAMBODIA: Rural poor lose out in land deals

October 4, 2012 0

BANGKOK 04 October 2012 (IRIN) - Land governance policies in Asia, especially concessions made to private companies, are leaving the region’s poorest vulnerable to human rights abuses, experts say.

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GHANA: Misery of “prayer camps” for mentally ill

GHANA: Misery of “prayer camps” for mentally ill

October 4, 2012 0

ACCRA 04 October 2012 (IRIN) - Doris Appiah, 57, has bipolar disorder. In her early twenties, she was sent to an overcrowded psychiatric hospital followed by a “prayer camp” to be treated. She

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SWAZILAND: Art invigorates academic work of disabled children

SWAZILAND: Art invigorates academic work of disabled children

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 4, 2012 0

MBABANE 04 October 2012 (IRIN) - Art programmes have widely been considered unaffordable luxuries by Swaziland's public schools, but one school has broken from the pack, using art to improve academic performance and

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MYANMAR: Displaced Rohingya living “worse than animals”

MYANMAR: Displaced Rohingya living “worse than animals”

October 4, 2012 0

CHIANG MAI 04 October 2012 (IRIN) - Nearly 75,000 people living in temporary camps and shelters following inter-communal conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in June face deteriorating living conditions, say local aid workers

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