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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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BURKINA FASO-MALI: “We cannot live under the law of strangers”

BURKINA FASO-MALI: “We cannot live under the law of strangers”

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 3, 2012 0

MENTAO 03 October 2012 (IRIN) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates some 107,000 Malians, most of them Arabs and Tuaregs, fled across the border to Burkina Faso, many leaving as early as

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ZIMBABWE: Life without a destination

ZIMBABWE: Life without a destination

October 3, 2012 0

GOROMONZI 03 October 2012 (IRIN) - For more than a decade, farm worker Maria Bhamu, 48, and her 10-year-old grandson have wandered across Zimbabwe's Mashonaland East Province, enduring a string of evictions in

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Analysis: Towards intervention in Mali

Analysis: Towards intervention in Mali

October 2, 2012 0

BAMAKO 02 October 2012 (IRIN) - After weeks of shuttle diplomacy, speculation and contradictory signals, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) now looks to have the backing of the Malian government

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GUINEA: “Fear has switched sides”

GUINEA: “Fear has switched sides”

October 1, 2012 0

CONAKRY 01 October 2012 (IRIN) - Three years after a stadium massacre in the Guinean capital Conakry in which hundreds of people were killed, injured and raped during a military crackdown on a

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ZIMBABWE: Security sector reform key to peaceful elections

ZIMBABWE: Security sector reform key to peaceful elections

October 1, 2012 0

MUTOKO 01 October 2012 (IRIN) - An attack on a political rally by uniformed soldiers is stoking fears of a reprise of state-sponsored violence against NGOs, human rights activists and parties opposed to

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GUINEA: Fresh tears, steeled will

GUINEA: Fresh tears, steeled will

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

CONAKRY 28 September 2012 (IRIN) - One after the other, women visiting their sick friend Aïssatou Baïlo Diallo, a 42-year-old teacher in Guinea’s capital Conakry, are overcome with emotion and leave her bedside

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