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DRC: Children bear brunt of conflict in the east

DRC: Children bear brunt of conflict in the east

September 25, 2012 0

NAIROBI 25 September 2012 (IRIN) - Children in the Kivu provinces of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are not only getting caught in the crossfire of the area’s ongoing violence, but also

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SRI LANKA: Child abuse cases stalled

SRI LANKA: Child abuse cases stalled

September 24, 2012 0

COLOMBO 24 September 2012 (IRIN) - In Sri Lanka it is taking as long as six years to prosecute criminals who abuse children, a delay that threatens to further traumatize thousands of children

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JORDAN-SYRIA: Anguished relatives fear for the missing

JORDAN-SYRIA: Anguished relatives fear for the missing

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 24, 2012 0

MAFRAQ 24 September 2012 (IRIN) - Ahmed Hurani* sits distraught in a dusty tent in Jordan’s Al Zaatari refugee camp, just a few kilometres from the Syrian border, after learning that his father

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Analysis: Understanding Karachi’s killing fields

Analysis: Understanding Karachi’s killing fields

September 24, 2012 0

KARACHI 24 September 2012 (IRIN) - Mukhtar Ahmed Azmi, 75, along with his son and grandson, was about half way home on 6 September when unknown assailants on motorcycles opened fire on them

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SOMALIA: Principles and pragmatism

SOMALIA: Principles and pragmatism

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 21, 2012 0

NAIROBI 21 September 2012 (IRIN) - The advance by African Union troops (AMISOM) on the insurgent-held Somali port city of Kismayo brings into focus a challenge often faced by humanitarian actors in conflict

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MADAGASCAR: Children with disabilities get a second chance at school

MADAGASCAR: Children with disabilities get a second chance at school

September 21, 2012 0

ANTANANARIVO 21 September 2012 (IRIN) - It was only when her daughter, then five years old, was playing near railway tracks in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, and failed to hear the whistle of an

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SWAZILAND: Child marriages banned

SWAZILAND: Child marriages banned

September 20, 2012 0

MBABANE 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - The practice of men marrying underage girls - which has been an accepted social norm for centuries but has been linked in recent years to the spread

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GAMBIA: Stepping up pressure on human rights

GAMBIA: Stepping up pressure on human rights

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 20, 2012 0

DAKAR 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Public, forceful international pressure on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to halt ongoing executions of death row prisoners was successful - at least temporarily - leading activists to

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SOUTH AFRICA: Business as usual after Marikana mine violence?

SOUTH AFRICA: Business as usual after Marikana mine violence?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 20, 2012 0

MARIKANA 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Five weeks after the Marikana mine massacre in South Africa’s North West Province claimed the lives of 34 protesting workers and shocked the world, the strike that

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BANGLADESH: Hazardous "bidi” cigarette factories

BANGLADESH: Hazardous "bidi” cigarette factories

September 19, 2012 0

DHAKA 19 September 2012 (IRIN) - Even after working 12 hours a day six days a week in toxic factory conditions rolling cigarettes in Bangladesh - followed by more cigarette rolling work at

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