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WEST AFRICA: After the drought, floods – and harvest worries

WEST AFRICA: After the drought, floods – and harvest worries

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 14, 2012 0

DAKAR 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - An active monsoon and above normal temperatures triggered heavy downpours and flash floods during this year’s rainy season across West Africa and the Sahel, killing hundreds of

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Farmers too hungry to adapt

CLIMATE CHANGE: Farmers too hungry to adapt

September 14, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - Small farmers in the developing world who are going hungry for long periods of time - in some cases for up to half the year in Ethiopia's

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GUINEA: Conakry residents demand cholera vaccine

GUINEA: Conakry residents demand cholera vaccine

September 13, 2012 0

CONAKRY 13 September 2012 (IRIN) - With Guinea facing its gravest cholera outbreak since 2007, some residents of the capital Conakry are clamouring to be vaccinated. >

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HEALTH: Global South leads the way towards universal healthcare coverage

HEALTH: Global South leads the way towards universal healthcare coverage

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

JOHANNESBURG 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - An increasing number of developing countries are introducing universal healthcare coverage - and creating new models to do it - according to research published in The Lancet.

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HEALTH: Dengue vaccine – still a long way off

HEALTH: Dengue vaccine – still a long way off

September 11, 2012 0

LONDON 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - Dengue fever is classed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a “major international public health concern”.

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COMOROS: Helping people recover from floods

COMOROS: Helping people recover from floods

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 10, 2012 0

PRETORIA 10 September 2012 (IRIN) - In April, the archipelago nation of Comoros was lashed by its heaviest rains in decades, uprooting families and destroying the crops and incomes of its poorest people.

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CHAD: Floods affect tens of thousands

CHAD: Floods affect tens of thousands

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

NAIROBI 07 September 2012 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of people have been affected by flooding in parts of central, eastern and southern Chad following heavy rains in August.

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FOOD: Another strain of deadly wheat fungus in South Africa

FOOD: Another strain of deadly wheat fungus in South Africa

September 3, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 03 September 2012 (IRIN) - As the world’s supply of staple grains grows tight, scientists are learning about the discovery in South Africa of yet another deadly variant of Ug99 stem rust,

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GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera – rising with the downpours

GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera – rising with the downpours

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

FREETOWN 31 August 2012 (IRIN) - Heavy rainfall is accelerating the spread of cholera in Sierra Leone and Guinea, where existing health risks such as poor hygiene practices, unsafe water sources and improper

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BURKINA FASO: Gold rush hits education

BURKINA FASO: Gold rush hits education

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

OUAGADOUGOU 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - A boom in Burkina Faso’s gold mining over the past three years has made the country one of Africa’s leading producers, but it is also luring children

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