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SYRIA: Ten things to watch out for

SYRIA: Ten things to watch out for

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

DUBAI 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - As the world focuses on daily fighting in Syria and the flight of refugees to neighbouring countries, the humanitarian situation inside Syria continues to be under-reported. Here

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COMOROS: Helping people recover from floods

COMOROS: Helping people recover from floods

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 10, 2012 0

PRETORIA 10 September 2012 (IRIN) - In April, the archipelago nation of Comoros was lashed by its heaviest rains in decades, uprooting families and destroying the crops and incomes of its poorest people.

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NEPAL: Ambulance service “inadequate”

NEPAL: Ambulance service “inadequate”

September 10, 2012 0

BANGKOK 10 September 2012 (IRIN) - Nepal’s fledgling ambulance service is in need of urgent support, say health experts, particularly in the area of trained paramedics. >

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HEALTH: Asia fails to take up rotavirus vaccine

HEALTH: Asia fails to take up rotavirus vaccine

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 7, 2012 0

BANGKOK 07 September 2012 (IRIN) - Most countries in Asia have yet to make the rotavirus vaccine part of their national immunization programme (NIP), despite a World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to do

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GUINEA: The missing parliament

GUINEA: The missing parliament

September 7, 2012 0

CONAKRY 07 September 2012 (IRIN) - Guineans are hopeful that the 5 September resignation of the electoral commission president - one of the opposition’s principal demands - will break a political impasse and

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CHAD: Floods affect tens of thousands

CHAD: Floods affect tens of thousands

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2012 0

NAIROBI 07 September 2012 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of people have been affected by flooding in parts of central, eastern and southern Chad following heavy rains in August.

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BANGLADESH: More data needed on abandoned children, trafficking

BANGLADESH: More data needed on abandoned children, trafficking

September 6, 2012 0

DHAKA 06 September 2012 (IRIN) - Children in Bangladesh who have been abandoned by their parents are vulnerable to traffickers, but tackling the problem is hampered by the lack of data on missing

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PAKISTAN: IDPs escape conflict – not memories

PAKISTAN: IDPs escape conflict – not memories

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

JALOZAI 05 September 2012 (IRIN) - For the first few months, Anayata Bibi, a 35-year-old widow who fled fighting in the northwestern tribal region of Pakistan to live in the Jalozai refugee camp

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NEPAL: Bureaucracy holds up climate adaptation finance

NEPAL: Bureaucracy holds up climate adaptation finance

September 5, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 05 September 2012 (IRIN) - A tortuous planning process in Nepal is preventing climate adaptation funding - earmarked under the country’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) - from reaching local communities,

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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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