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In Brief: First major survey of cervical cancer in PNG

In Brief: First major survey of cervical cancer in PNG

February 4, 2013 0

BANGKOK 04 February 2013 (IRIN) - A large-scale survey of cervical cancer will be launched later this month in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where more than 1,500 women die of the disease each

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Why civil registration matters in Asia

Why civil registration matters in Asia

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 1, 2013 0

BANGKOK 01 February 2013 (IRIN) - Stronger civil registration systems are needed in Asia, home to 60 percent of the world’s population, to ensure the legal and human rights of all, and facilitate

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Needs assessment fatigue in Bangladesh – less is more

Needs assessment fatigue in Bangladesh – less is more

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 31, 2013 0

DHAKA 31 January 2013 (IRIN) - Donors and the Bangladeshi authorities have welcomed the recent implementation of the joint needs assessment (JNA) approach to better serve disaster-affected communities - and reduce the harassment

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Rohingya in Thailand – safe for now

Rohingya in Thailand – safe for now

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 29, 2013 0

KHAO LAK 29 January 2013 (IRIN) - The future of more than 1,500 recent Rohingya boat arrivals in Thailand is unclear, despite a government reprieve allowing them to stay for another six months.

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Jakarta flooding highlights prevention gaps

Jakarta flooding highlights prevention gaps

January 24, 2013 0

JAKARTA 24 January 2013 (IRIN) - Recent widespread flooding in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, highlights the need for more effective flood management.

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The trouble with Nepal’s agriculture

The trouble with Nepal’s agriculture

January 23, 2013 0

KATHMANDU 23 January 2013 (IRIN) - Agriculture in Nepal suffers from years of under-investment, limited research, and scant inputs, technology and services for farmers. Unless things change, Nepal may fall into deeper food

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Briefing: Sri Lanka’s Muslim IDPs 25 years on

Briefing: Sri Lanka’s Muslim IDPs 25 years on

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 21, 2013 0

COLOMBO 21 January 2013 (IRIN) - Almost three years after the Sri Lankan government looked into resettling up to 100,000 Muslims displaced from the country’s north during the 1983-2009 civil war, thousands of

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Assistance to Jakarta flood victims delayed

Assistance to Jakarta flood victims delayed

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 21, 2013 0

JAKARTA 21 January 2013 (IRIN) - Hundreds of people hit by recent flooding in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, say government assistance has still not arrived four days after the city governor declared a state

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Philippines typhoon affecting maternal health

Philippines typhoon affecting maternal health

January 18, 2013 0

MANILA 18 January 2013 (IRIN) - With many health facilities damaged or destroyed in typhoon-affected Mindanao, experts have expressed concern about the state of maternal health care. >

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WASH woes for Myanmar’s Rakhine IDPs

WASH woes for Myanmar’s Rakhine IDPs

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 18, 2013 0

YANGON 18 January 2013 (IRIN) - Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) will be a key issue for thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State as the weather gets warmer,

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