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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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Analysis: Palestinian refugees from Syria feel abandoned

Analysis: Palestinian refugees from Syria feel abandoned

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 29, 2012 0

RAMTHA/BEIRUT/DUBAI 29 August 2012 (IRIN) - In Jordan and Lebanon, the UN agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) has registered nearly 5,000 Palestinian refugees from the 17-month conflict in Syria.

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MADAGASCAR: Sex for survival

MADAGASCAR: Sex for survival

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 28, 2012 0

ANTANANARIVO 28 August 2012 (IRIN) - About one in seven residents of Madagascar’s main port city of Toamasina are sex workers.

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In Brief: New report highlights abuses in eastern Myanmar

In Brief: New report highlights abuses in eastern Myanmar

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 28, 2012 0

BANGKOK 28 August 2012 (IRIN) - Human rights violations by the Burmese army in Myanmar’s eastern Karen State are continuing, says a new report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).

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ETHIOPIA: Safe water critical to health of HIV-positive people

ETHIOPIA: Safe water critical to health of HIV-positive people

August 27, 2012 0

ADDIS ABABA 27 August 2012 (IRIN) - Beletu Hailemariam, 32, is HIV-positive and knows she should avoid contracting opportunistic infections that could further compromise her immune system. But she lives in one of

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SOUTH SUDAN: Urgent need for mental healthcare

SOUTH SUDAN: Urgent need for mental healthcare

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 27, 2012 0

JUBA 27 August 2012 (IRIN) - In South Sudan, decades of civil war have resulted in widespread trauma, and the chronically underdeveloped nation is struggling to provide facilities, staff and treatment for those

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Analysis: Taming hate speech in Kenya

Analysis: Taming hate speech in Kenya

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 24, 2012 0

NAIROBI 24 August 2012 (IRIN) - So much for “never again”. Five years after 1,300 Kenyans were killed and more than half a million displaced in the wake of a presidential election, one

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LIBERIA: Out-of-court justice

LIBERIA: Out-of-court justice

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 23, 2012 0

GANTA 23 August 2012 (IRIN) - "We don't get much sleep now because there are people calling night and day," says Jesco Davis, who represents the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC), a

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KENYA: Dozens killed in Tana River clashes

KENYA: Dozens killed in Tana River clashes

August 22, 2012 0

MOMBASA 22 August 2012 (IRIN) - At least 48 people have been killed in clashes between two communities in Tana River County in Kenya's Coast Province.

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MYANMAR: Rebels pledge no more child soldiers

MYANMAR: Rebels pledge no more child soldiers

August 20, 2012 0

CHIANG MAI 20 August 2012 (IRIN) - Two ethnic groups in Myanmar recently became the first rebel fighters to sign a “deed commitment” with Swiss-based rights group Geneva Call, pledging to eliminate underage

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