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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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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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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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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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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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