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SYRIA: Bread shortages rising

SYRIA: Bread shortages rising

December 13, 2012 0

DAMASCUS 13 December 2012 (IRIN) - When Bashar Akkad recently visited Syria’s northern, government-controlled town of al-Raqqah, hotel staff did not serve him breakfast. >

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YEMEN: Wind and solar energy fall short of potential

YEMEN: Wind and solar energy fall short of potential

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

SANA’A 06 December 2012 (IRIN) - Thirteen years ago electronics retailer Abdulmajeed al-Wahbani was one of the first people in Yemen to venture into the solar power business. So far the gamble has

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CLIMATE CHANGE: In the Arab world, building fridges to live in an oven

CLIMATE CHANGE: In the Arab world, building fridges to live in an oven

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 5, 2012 0

DOHA 05 December 2012 (IRIN) - In the last three decades, 50 million people in the Arab world have been affected by natural disasters, many of them extreme climate events, according to a

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SYRIA: UN shrinks staff and movement amid insecurity

SYRIA: UN shrinks staff and movement amid insecurity

December 3, 2012 0

DAMASCUS 03 December 2012 (IRIN) - UN agencies in Syria are relocating and restricting movement of staff due to rising insecurity that is getting closer to the capital.

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Analysis: Politics and humanitarianism in Israel-oPt

Analysis: Politics and humanitarianism in Israel-oPt

November 29, 2012 0

JERUSALEM 29 November 2012 (IRIN) - “We do aid not politics”, has been the traditional mantra of the mainstream humanitarian community. But that division is not always easy to maintain, perhaps nowhere more

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MIDDLE EAST: Talking about climate change

MIDDLE EAST: Talking about climate change

November 27, 2012 0

DUBAI 27 November 2012 (IRIN) - The Gulf states are warm but pleasant at this time of year - a world away from melting ice caps, the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in

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EGYPT-OPT: Contingency planning, despite ceasefire

EGYPT-OPT: Contingency planning, despite ceasefire

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 23, 2012 0

CAIRO 23 November 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies in Egypt are updating contingency plans in case an uncertain ceasefire, agreed on 21 November between Israel and Hamas, the ruling party in the Gaza

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OPT: Gaza hospitals need more drugs

OPT: Gaza hospitals need more drugs

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 19, 2012 0

GAZA 19 November 2012 (IRIN) - The nurses at Shifa hospital in the Gaza Strip have seen bombing casualties before, but never on this scale.

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OPT: In the line of fire

OPT: In the line of fire

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 18, 2012 0

GAZA CITY 18 November 2012 (IRIN) - It seemed a wise decision: when the air strikes began over the Gaza Strip on 14 November, Othman Abdel’Al, like several Gazans, moved his family to

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