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In Brief: Southeast Asia wasting too much food

In Brief: Southeast Asia wasting too much food

October 9, 2012 0

BANGKOK 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - As cities expand in Southeast Asia, more and more food is going to waste and governments are ill-prepared to stem the loss, according experts recently convened by

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LEBANON-OPT: Hidden health crisis facing Palestinian refugees

LEBANON-OPT: Hidden health crisis facing Palestinian refugees

October 9, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - New research has uncovered the hidden health toll that refugee life in Lebanon has taken on more than 400,000 Palestinians.

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PAKISTAN: Quality education still a long way off

PAKISTAN: Quality education still a long way off

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 9, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - As evening approaches in the centre of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, children gather at a small playground, chatting and laughing. It is a scene played out in countless

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Human Rights Watch’s Jan Egeland calls for faster progress

CLIMATE CHANGE: Human Rights Watch’s Jan Egeland calls for faster progress

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 9, 2012 0

BANGKOK 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - On the sidelines of a recent presentation he made in Bangkok on disaster prevention and preparedness, IRIN spoke to Jan Egeland, deputy director of Human Rights Watch,

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SIERRA LEONE: Bracing for a “watershed election”

SIERRA LEONE: Bracing for a “watershed election”

October 9, 2012 0

FREETOWN 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - Sierra Leone’s international partners and citizens are paying close attention to possible threats to peace ahead of presidential, parliamentary and local elections scheduled for 17 November, which

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PHILIPPINES: Peace pact brings hope for Mindanao

PHILIPPINES: Peace pact brings hope for Mindanao

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 8, 2012 0

MANILA 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - A recently announced agreement between the Philippine government and Muslim rebels waging a decades-old insurgency in the southern island of Mindanao paves the way for the establishment

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SOUTH AFRICA: Shack living goes green

SOUTH AFRICA: Shack living goes green

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 8, 2012 0

ENKANINI 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - The Plaatjie family - like more than a million households in South Africa - lives in an informal settlement.

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NEPAL: Key role for female health volunteers

NEPAL: Key role for female health volunteers

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

DALEIKH/KATHMANDU 05 October 2012 (IRIN) - Women working as female healthcare volunteers often provide a vital service for the poorest in mountainous Nepal, and have contributed to a steady improvement in maternal and

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GREECE-SYRIA: Emmad Saeed, “I know I’m not going to die, and that is a relief”

GREECE-SYRIA: Emmad Saeed, “I know I’m not going to die, and that is a relief”

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 5, 2012 0

SKALOCHORI 05 October 2012 (IRIN) - In the sleepy village of Skalochori on the Greek island of Lesvos, a group of 23 Syrian refugees are eating a hurried meal of donated fish and

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BANGLADESH: Urbanization strains health care

BANGLADESH: Urbanization strains health care

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 5, 2012 0

DHAKA 05 October 2012 (IRIN) - The capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, has one of the world’s highest population growth rates but its public health facilities are ill-equipped to accommodate the tens of thousands

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