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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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HEALTH: TB response failing children

HEALTH: TB response failing children

November 16, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 16 November 2012 (IRIN) - The global fight against tuberculosis (TB) has failed children: most TB programmes under-diagnose, under-treat or completely leave children with TB out, despite the increase in paediatric TB,

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MYANMAR: Zing Htung Htu, “We so wish the war to end”

MYANMAR: Zing Htung Htu, “We so wish the war to end”

November 15, 2012 0

MYITKYINA 15 November 2012 (IRIN) - As fighting continues between the Burmese army and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) separatists, the UN estimates some 75,000 civilians have fled violence. IRIN recently met Zing Htun

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MYANMAR: Kachin fighting hits IDP health

MYANMAR: Kachin fighting hits IDP health

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 15, 2012 0

MYITKYINA 15 November 2012 (IRIN) - Cold weather, medicine stock-outs and lack of health workers - especially those trained in mental health care - are worrying the few local NGOs working with the

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MYANMAR: Concern over international peace efforts

MYANMAR: Concern over international peace efforts

November 12, 2012 0

CHIANG MAI 12 November 2012 (IRIN) - Civil society groups in Asia are calling for a review of donor-funded peace initiatives in Myanmar, expressing concern that their pace is too fast, they pay

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Analysis: Salt of life dries up in Vietnam

Analysis: Salt of life dries up in Vietnam

November 9, 2012 0

HANOI 09 November 2012 (IRIN) - Your LCD TV screen was made with it; your brain does not function well without it. Meet iodine, a multifunctional chemical element found in soil and seawater

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BANGLADESH-MYANMAR: More Rohingya boat people set to flee violence

BANGLADESH-MYANMAR: More Rohingya boat people set to flee violence

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 6, 2012 0

BANGKOK 06 November 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of Rohingya - whether currently in Myanmar or Bangladesh - may take to the high seas and head to Malaysia after last month’s deadly sectarian violence

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BANGLADESH: Government urges stronger aid coordination

BANGLADESH: Government urges stronger aid coordination

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 5, 2012 0

DHAKA 05 November 2012 (IRIN) - The international community should strengthen its local coordination in times of disaster, says the Bangladesh government. >

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SRI LANKA: Former IDPs want more than leaking shacks

SRI LANKA: Former IDPs want more than leaking shacks

November 2, 2012 0

KILINOCHCHI 02 November 2012 (IRIN) - Standing outside her battle-scarred home in northern Sri Lanka, Thangeswary Karuppaiyah dreams of one day rebuilding it. “I hope it’s soon. That’s what we are waiting for,”

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AFGHANISTAN: Disease outbreaks prompt action

AFGHANISTAN: Disease outbreaks prompt action

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 1, 2012 0

DUBAI 01 November 2012 (IRIN) - Afghanistan is taking steps to improve its routine immunization coverage, after a drop in coverage led to a sharp increase in measles outbreaks last year, killing more

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