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SRI LANKA: Government welcomes refugee repatriation from India

SRI LANKA: Government welcomes refugee repatriation from India

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

COLOMBO 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - The Sri Lankan government is to step up efforts to repatriate more Sri Lankan refugees from India next year. >

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HEALTH: “Gene chip technology” deployed in fight against malaria

HEALTH: “Gene chip technology” deployed in fight against malaria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 29, 2012 0

BANGKOK 29 August 2012 (IRIN) - Scientists in the USA are looking to use “gene chip technology” to reduce or contain drug resistance to malaria, an increasing problem globally but particularly in Southeast

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How to: Measure urban poverty

How to: Measure urban poverty

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 27, 2012 0

BANGKOK 27 August 2012 (IRIN) - In a world where more than half of the population lives in cities, poverty is increasingly an urban phenomenon. As researchers and aid agencies struggle to distinguish

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MIGRATION: New Australian refugee quota welcomed

MIGRATION: New Australian refugee quota welcomed

August 24, 2012 0

BANGKOK 24 August 2012 (IRIN) - Refugee rights groups have welcomed a decision by the Australian Government to increase its annual refugee quota to 20,000, a key recommendation in a recent panel report

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HIV/AIDS: Religion not a barrier to HIV treatment

HIV/AIDS: Religion not a barrier to HIV treatment

August 22, 2012 0

NAIROBI 22 August 2012 (IRIN) - Preachers who promise divine healing have often been blamed for turning desperate HIV-positive people against their life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) medication and risking their health, but recent research

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SRI LANKA: Water conservation “desperately” needed

SRI LANKA: Water conservation “desperately” needed

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 20, 2012 0

COLOMBO 20 August 2012 (IRIN) - Rising temperatures, a late monsoon and dwindling rivers in parts of Sri Lanka are straining the energy sector and threatening crop yields. Local experts say water conservation

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