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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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Analysis: The fortified food conundrum in Afghanistan

Analysis: The fortified food conundrum in Afghanistan

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 4, 2012 0

KABUL 04 October 2012 (IRIN) - How do you tackle widespread malnutrition in a poor, corrupt country at war?

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LAOS: Promoting edible insects not a government priority

LAOS: Promoting edible insects not a government priority

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

VIENTIANE 03 October 2012 (IRIN) - Promoting consumption of edible insects in Laos may help boost protein-anaemic diets, say health experts trying to create regional health standards for insect production, harvesting and consumption.

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VIETNAM: Migrants and malaria

VIETNAM: Migrants and malaria

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 28, 2012 0

HANOI 28 September 2012 (IRIN) - Lack of funding to monitor migrant patterns in Vietnam risks worsening the spread of drug-resistant malaria, health experts said on the sidelines of a World Health Organization

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SRI LANKA: Final batch of Menik Farm IDPs relocated

SRI LANKA: Final batch of Menik Farm IDPs relocated

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 28, 2012 0

MULLAITIVU 28 September 2012 (IRIN) - The last group of over 300 people from Menik Farm, once the world’s largest camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), have been moved out, but not to

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HEALTH: A timeline of Global Fund reforms

HEALTH: A timeline of Global Fund reforms

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 27, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 27 September 2012 (IRIN) - Change is afoot at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In 2010, after allegations of fraud among fund recipients in Mali, Mauritania and Zambia,

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NEPAL: Community forest value untapped

NEPAL: Community forest value untapped

September 26, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 26 September 2012 (IRIN) - Government oversight is preventing local communities from reaping economic benefits from forests they have spent decades re-generating, activists say.

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HEALTH: The Global Fund adopts new funding model

HEALTH: The Global Fund adopts new funding model

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 25, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 25 September 2012 (IRIN) - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has released initial details on its new funding model, which will change the way countries apply for money.

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SRI LANKA: Menik Farm IDP camp to close by 30 September

SRI LANKA: Menik Farm IDP camp to close by 30 September

September 21, 2012 0

COLOMBO 21 September 2012 (IRIN) - Menik Farm in northern Sri Lanka, once one of the world’s largest camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs), is to close by the end of September, say

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ASIA: More work needed to tackle stunting

ASIA: More work needed to tackle stunting

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 18, 2012 0

BANGKOK 18 September 2012 (IRIN) - Stunting is a key factor holding back progress on children’s well-being, and Asia faces a significant challenge with millions of children under five stunted, says the 2012

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