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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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PHILIPPINES: Peace pact brings hope for Mindanao

PHILIPPINES: Peace pact brings hope for Mindanao

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 8, 2012 0

MANILA 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - A recently announced agreement between the Philippine government and Muslim rebels waging a decades-old insurgency in the southern island of Mindanao paves the way for the establishment

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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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