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NEPAL: Radio stations ill-prepared for earthquakes

NEPAL: Radio stations ill-prepared for earthquakes

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 26, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 26 October 2012 (IRIN) - Radio stations in Nepal, critical sources of emergency information, are ill-prepared to withstand or operate in the event of an earthquakes, experts warn. >

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BANGLADESH: Where landslides are becoming a man-made disaster

BANGLADESH: Where landslides are becoming a man-made disaster

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 23, 2012 0

CHITTAGONG 23 October 2012 (IRIN) - Previously relocated residents of southeastern Bangladesh are returning to the sites of their former homes in hilly areas at high risk of landslides, say activists and locals.

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MYANMAR: Demining moves a step closer

MYANMAR: Demining moves a step closer

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

YANGON 22 October 2012 (IRIN) - A major Norwegian demining NGO says it is ready to begin mine-clearing in southeastern Myanmar once it receives a green light. “As soon as we get the

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SRI LANKA: Drought hits northern rice farmers

SRI LANKA: Drought hits northern rice farmers

October 18, 2012 0

VAVUNIYA 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Officials in northern Sri Lanka’s Vavuniya District say 60 percent of the rice harvest could be lost if the dry weather continues. >

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA: No relief for flood-affected refugees

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: No relief for flood-affected refugees

October 17, 2012 0

BANGKOK 17 October 2012 (IRIN) - Environmental damage caused by copper mining in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has affected thousands of refugees from the neighbouring Indonesian province of West Papua who have not

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BANGLADESH: Cyclone shelters – for livestock too

BANGLADESH: Cyclone shelters – for livestock too

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

ALAKDIA 16 October 2012 (IRIN) - When Bangladeshi subsistence farmer Nur Banu heard a cyclone was bearing down on her village and she needed to evacuate, the 70-year-old had only one thing on

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MYANMAR: Government rejects OIC office request for troubled Rakhine

MYANMAR: Government rejects OIC office request for troubled Rakhine

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 16, 2012 0

BANGKOK 16 October 2012 (IRIN) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed “regret” over a Burmese government decision not to allow the opening of an OIC liaison office in Myanmar’s western

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SRI LANKA: Uneven development in former war zone

SRI LANKA: Uneven development in former war zone

October 11, 2012 0

ATUMAGASKODA 11 October 2012 (IRIN) - The Sri Lankan village of Atumagaskoda is only 6km from the town of Vavuniya - the financial and business hub in the north since the end of

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Analysis: Do subsidies improve nutrition?

Analysis: Do subsidies improve nutrition?

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 10, 2012 0

BANGKOK 10 October 2012 (IRIN) - When food price subsidies are given to the poor, the assumption is that they improve both access and nutrition, but the impact these subsidies have on the

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In Brief: Southeast Asia wasting too much food

In Brief: Southeast Asia wasting too much food

October 9, 2012 0

BANGKOK 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - As cities expand in Southeast Asia, more and more food is going to waste and governments are ill-prepared to stem the loss, according experts recently convened by

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