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PAKISTAN: Coming clean about child sexual abuse – or not

PAKISTAN: Coming clean about child sexual abuse – or not

June 7, 2012 0

LAHORE 07 June 2012 (IRIN) - Sidra Bibi*was a young girl living with her parents and siblings in the Pakistani city of Lahore when she suffered sexual abuse, and the trauma has lived

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Analysis: Remedying global health R&D

Analysis: Remedying global health R&D

May 25, 2012 0

BANGKOK 25 May 2012 (IRIN) - Researchers are calling for a binding global health convention that requires all governments to share the costs of research and development (R&D), stating that such an international

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PAKISTAN: Bonded labour or education?

PAKISTAN: Bonded labour or education?

May 23, 2012 0

SHAMSHATOO 23 May 2012 (IRIN) - Widespread poverty and ignorance, negative attitudes to the education of girls, and the lack of proper documents for children of Afghan migrants are some of the obstacles

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HEALTH: Healthcare in the crossfire

HEALTH: Healthcare in the crossfire

May 23, 2012 0

BANGKOK 23 May 2012 (IRIN) - As Mohammed Mohammedi lay trapped in the car with his co-worker, pinned down by heavy gunfire, they promised each other that whoever made it out alive would

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PAKISTAN: Water woes compounded by internal disputes

PAKISTAN: Water woes compounded by internal disputes

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 16, 2012 0

KARACHI 16 May 2012 (IRIN) - The dead fish recently washed up on the shores of Lake Keenjhar, the largest fresh water lake in Pakistan, shocked nearby villagers in Thatta District in the

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PAKISTAN: Measles outbreak linked to conflict

PAKISTAN: Measles outbreak linked to conflict

May 16, 2012 0

PESHAWAR 16 May 2012 (IRIN) - The recent outbreak of measles which claimed the lives of at least 12 children and one adult in Pakistan's North Waziristan's tribal agency is directly linked to

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PAKISTAN: Concern over attacks on aid workers

PAKISTAN: Concern over attacks on aid workers

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 14, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 14 May 2012 (IRIN) - Attacks on humanitarian workers in Pakistan have increased in the last four years, with five personnel abducted in the first two months of 2012, and three killed

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HEALTH: Child survival up, but not enough

HEALTH: Child survival up, but not enough

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 11, 2012 0

NAIROBI 11 May 2012 (IRIN) - Global mortality among children younger than five years declined by 26 percent between 2000 and 2010 - meaning that the lives of some two million children were

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NEPAL: Mountain dwellers “neglected”

NEPAL: Mountain dwellers “neglected”

May 8, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 08 May 2012 (IRIN) - The needs of millions of indigenous mountain people across Nepal are overlooked, imperilling their food security and hindering their economic progress, activists and experts say.

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PAKISTAN: Tough times for IDPs living outside camps

PAKISTAN: Tough times for IDPs living outside camps

May 3, 2012 0

PESHAWAR 03 May 2012 (IRIN) - A large number of people displaced by the conflict between militants and security forces in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtoonkh’wa (KP) Province and tribal areas are staying outside the

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