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Toilets provide dignity for Nepal’s disabled

Toilets provide dignity for Nepal’s disabled

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 30, 2013 0

KAPILBASTU 30 May 2013 (IRIN) - Before my house had a toilet, I would have to ask my grandsons to help me out into a field, hold me up, and stay with me

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The making of the Hyogo2 disaster prevention treaty

The making of the Hyogo2 disaster prevention treaty

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 17, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 17 May 2013 (IRIN) - A month after the Indian Ocean tsunami struck in December 2004, affecting millions, 168 countries signed on to a 10-year plan to make the world safer from

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The making of the Hyogo2 disaster prevention framework

The making of the Hyogo2 disaster prevention framework

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 17, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 17 May 2013 (IRIN) - A month after the Indian Ocean tsunami struck in December 2004, affecting millions, 168 countries signed on to a 10-year plan to make the world safer from

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A unified approach to climate change and hunger

A unified approach to climate change and hunger

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 24, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 24 April 2013 (IRIN) - Studies out of Ethiopia, India, Kenya and Niger show that children born during natural hazards, like droughts or floods, are more likely to be malnourished.

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In Brief: Major price cut for five-in-one vaccine

In Brief: Major price cut for five-in-one vaccine

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 18, 2013 0

NAIROBI 18 April 2013 (IRIN) - The cost of vaccinating children with the pentavalent vaccine - a five-in-one formulation - is set to drop significantly following a deal between the GAVI Alliance and

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Indian trawlers hurt northern Sri Lanka livelihoods

Indian trawlers hurt northern Sri Lanka livelihoods

February 7, 2013 0

JAFFNA 07 February 2013 (IRIN) - Indian trawlers are taking their toll on northern Sri Lanka's fishing sector which is struggling to recover almost four years after a decades-long civil war. >

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HEALTH: Global South leads the way towards universal healthcare coverage

HEALTH: Global South leads the way towards universal healthcare coverage

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 11, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - An increasing number of developing countries are introducing universal healthcare coverage - and creating new models to do it - according to research published in The Lancet.

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SRI LANKA: Refugees in India reluctant to return

SRI LANKA: Refugees in India reluctant to return

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 4, 2012 0

TAMIL NADU 04 September 2012 (IRIN) - More than three years after the end of Sri Lanka’s 1983-2009 civil war, most Sri Lankan refugees in India say they would rather not return, citing

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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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GUINEA-BISSAU: Falling cashew exports raise hardship

GUINEA-BISSAU: Falling cashew exports raise hardship

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

BISSAU 15 August 2012 (IRIN) - Cashew nut farmers and traders in Guinea Bissau have been left holding tonnes of produce after India slashed imports, and the low prices being offered are increasing

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