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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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SRI LANKA: Government moves on disaster data-sharing

SRI LANKA: Government moves on disaster data-sharing

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

BANGKOK 01 November 2012 (IRIN) - The Sri Lankan government is working to improve its disaster response capacity by sharing geographic data, say experts. >

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SLIDESHOW: The A-9 highway, a lifeline in Sri Lanka

SLIDESHOW: The A-9 highway, a lifeline in Sri Lanka

November 1, 2012 0

KANDY/JAFFNA 01 November 2012 (IRIN) - The A-9 highway in Sri Lanka plays a symbolic role connecting the central and northern parts of the island. The road - which connects the city of

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In Brief: Malaria summit opens in Sydney

In Brief: Malaria summit opens in Sydney

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 31, 2012 0

BANGKOK 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - More than 200 health experts have gathered in Sydney for a three-day conference to bolster political commitment to tackle the spread of malaria. >

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MYANMAR: Kachin conflict displaces tens of thousands

MYANMAR: Kachin conflict displaces tens of thousands

October 31, 2012 0

BANGKOK 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - More than 75,000 people remain displaced in Myanmar's northern Kachin State following the collapse of a 17-year ceasefire between the Burmese government and the Kachin Independence Army

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MYANMAR: Growing number of Kachin IDPs

MYANMAR: Growing number of Kachin IDPs

October 29, 2012 0

WAIMAW 29 October 2012 (IRIN) - Ongoing sporadic fighting in northern Myanmar between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is pushing up the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs). >

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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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