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DISASTERS: Asia’s 2012 figures and trends

DISASTERS: Asia’s 2012 figures and trends

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 11, 2012 0

BANGKOK 11 December 2012 (IRIN) - The good news: fewer people died from natural disasters in Asia in 2012 than in previous years. The bad news: between January and October, natural disasters still

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AFGHANISTAN: Working with the Taliban

AFGHANISTAN: Working with the Taliban

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 11, 2012 0

DUBAI 11 December 2012 (IRIN) - As international forces pull out of Afghanistan and anti-government forces gain influence, aid workers will increasingly have to engage with the Taliban, a new ODI report warns.

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PHILIPPINES: Still struggling to reach Typhoon Bopha survivors

PHILIPPINES: Still struggling to reach Typhoon Bopha survivors

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

NEW BATAAN 10 December 2012 (IRIN) - Search teams in the southern Philippines continue to retrieve decaying bodies days after Typhoon Bopha tore through Mindanao's agricultural areas. Hundreds of thousands “desperately” need aid

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Analysis: Assessing Southeast Asia’s aid coordination during crises

Analysis: Assessing Southeast Asia’s aid coordination during crises

December 6, 2012 0

JAKARTA 06 December 2012 (IRIN) - Governments and aid groups in Southeast Asia, the most natural-disaster prone region in the world, say more coordination is needed to prepare for and respond to emergencies.

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Analysis: Tackling Pakistan’s population time bomb

Analysis: Tackling Pakistan’s population time bomb

December 5, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 05 December 2012 (IRIN) - A high birth rate is not making life any easier for Pakistan’s 180 million people, already affected by political instability, economic stagnation and natural disasters. >

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How to: Map sexual networks

How to: Map sexual networks

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

NEW YORK CITY 30 November 2012 (IRIN) - With whom did you last have sex? When

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PHILIPPINES: Teaching disaster preparedness in schools

PHILIPPINES: Teaching disaster preparedness in schools

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

MANILA 28 November 2012 (IRIN) - The Philippines is making headway in integrating disaster preparedness into primary and high school curricula, say officials.

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Analysis: Vietnam’s tale of two helmets

Analysis: Vietnam’s tale of two helmets

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 22, 2012 0

HANOI 22 November 2012 (IRIN) - Vietnam, where more than nine out of 10 registered vehicles are motorcycles and each household typically owns two, is grappling with how to boost road safety.

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PHILIPPINES: Social media link to rising HIV among MSM

PHILIPPINES: Social media link to rising HIV among MSM

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 21, 2012 0

MANILA 21 November 2012 (IRIN) - Social media, coupled with prevailing unsafe sexual practices, is driving up levels of HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM), health experts warn.

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Briefing: Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Briefing: Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 16, 2012 0

BANGKOK 16 November 2012 (IRIN) - Five months after communal violence erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the plight of the 800,000 Muslim Rohingya there has worsened: Renewed violence in late October left more

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