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Analysis: Zimbabwe – crisis over?

Analysis: Zimbabwe – crisis over?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 12, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG/HARARE 12 September 2012 (IRIN) - At the height of Zimbabwe’s humanitarian crisis in 2002/2003, more than seven million people were in need of food aid. A decade later, the number of people

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SOUTH SUDAN: Disarmament and rebellion in Jonglei

SOUTH SUDAN: Disarmament and rebellion in Jonglei

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 11, 2012 0

JUBA 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - A massive disarmament operation has netted thousands of weapons in South Sudan's Jonglei State, but security in what is one of the country's most marginalized states is

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KENYA: Cash payments reduce risky behaviour

KENYA: Cash payments reduce risky behaviour

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2012 0

NAIROBI 07 September 2012 (IRIN) - Cash transfer programmes not only improve nutrition, education and health benefits for orphans and vulnerable children, but new research now suggest that these programmes can also significantly

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ISRAEL-OPT: Upping sticks and heading for Ramallah

ISRAEL-OPT: Upping sticks and heading for Ramallah

September 7, 2012 0

JERUSALEM 07 September 2012 (IRIN) - An increasing number of Palestinian citizens of Israel are moving to Ramallah in the West Bank in search of jobs, education or what they perceive as a

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TOGO: Disease, death stalk cramped prisons

TOGO: Disease, death stalk cramped prisons

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

LOME 05 September 2012 (IRIN) - Togo’s 12 prisons - many of them dilapidated - hold more than twice their designed capacity. The congestion, as well as inadequate food, medical care and poor

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In Brief: Chins denied religious freedom in Myanmar

In Brief: Chins denied religious freedom in Myanmar

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 5, 2012 0

BANGKOK 05 September 2012 (IRIN) - Religious freedom for Myanmar’s 500,000 ethnic Chins is being denied, says a new report by the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO).

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Analysis: South Sudan struggles to meet demand for education

Analysis: South Sudan struggles to meet demand for education

September 4, 2012 0

YEI 04 September 2012 (IRIN) - Five decades of war and upheaval in South Sudan has had an inevitable impact on education - almost three-quarters of adults in the world's newest country are

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SRI LANKA: Refugees in India reluctant to return

SRI LANKA: Refugees in India reluctant to return

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 4, 2012 0

TAMIL NADU 04 September 2012 (IRIN) - More than three years after the end of Sri Lanka’s 1983-2009 civil war, most Sri Lankan refugees in India say they would rather not return, citing

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TANZANIA: Burundians lose refugee status, may face deportation

TANZANIA: Burundians lose refugee status, may face deportation

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 31, 2012 0

KASULU 31 August 2012 (IRIN) - After years of resisting voluntary repatriation efforts, tens of thousands of Burundians in Tanzania now face a deadline to leave by the end of 2012, following a

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MYANMAR: Government frees two UN employees

MYANMAR: Government frees two UN employees

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 30, 2012 0

BANGKOK 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - Two local UN staff have been released after being sentenced in a Burmese court for involvement in sectarian violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, says the UN.

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