Regions »

In Brief: Malaria summit opens in Sydney

In Brief: Malaria summit opens in Sydney

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 31, 2012 0

BANGKOK 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - More than 200 health experts have gathered in Sydney for a three-day conference to bolster political commitment to tackle the spread of malaria. >

Read More »
MYANMAR: Kachin conflict displaces tens of thousands

MYANMAR: Kachin conflict displaces tens of thousands

October 31, 2012 0

BANGKOK 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - More than 75,000 people remain displaced in Myanmar's northern Kachin State following the collapse of a 17-year ceasefire between the Burmese government and the Kachin Independence Army

Read More »
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Governments failing to address cervical cancer

SOUTHERN AFRICA: Governments failing to address cervical cancer

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 31, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 31 October 2012 (IRIN) - Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in southern Africa, but new research reveals that governments’ attempts to address the disease have been

Read More »
BURKINA FASO: Preventing conflict between farmers and herders

BURKINA FASO: Preventing conflict between farmers and herders

October 30, 2012 0

OUAGADOUGOU 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - As violent incidents between animal breeders and sedentary farmers soar across northern and eastern Burkina Faso northern Burkina Faso, the Ministry of Animal Resources has been holding

Read More »
SOUTH AFRICA: The psychological strain of living in Tin Can Town

SOUTH AFRICA: The psychological strain of living in Tin Can Town

October 30, 2012 0

CAPE TOWN 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - A recent academic study has identified a range of mental health disorders suffered by shack dwellers in South Africa's Western Cape Province, from chronic insomnia to

Read More »
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Victims cry foul over Uganda’s LRA strategy

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Victims cry foul over Uganda’s LRA strategy

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 30, 2012 0

BANGUI 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - Uganda’s practice of pardoning and then integrating into its military captured or surrendered members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), getting them to hunt down their former

Read More »
MYANMAR: Call for international monitors in Rakhine

MYANMAR: Call for international monitors in Rakhine

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 30, 2012 0

BANGKOK 30 October 2012 (IRIN) - Rights activists have called for international monitors to safeguard the lives of thousands of Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State following last week’s deadly sectarian violence.

Read More »
BANGLADESH: UNHCR calls on Dhaka to open border

BANGLADESH: UNHCR calls on Dhaka to open border

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 29, 2012 0

BANGKOK 29 October 2012 (IRIN) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has called on Bangladesh to open its borders to Rohingyas fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar.

Read More »
MYANMAR: Growing number of Kachin IDPs

MYANMAR: Growing number of Kachin IDPs

October 29, 2012 0

WAIMAW 29 October 2012 (IRIN) - Ongoing sporadic fighting in northern Myanmar between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is pushing up the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs). >

Read More »
CHAD: Floods, locusts add to humanitarian challenges

CHAD: Floods, locusts add to humanitarian challenges

October 26, 2012 0

NAIROBI 26 October 2012 (IRIN) - The number of flood-affected people in Chad has risen to 700,000, up from 445,000 in September, according to humanitarian agencies, which also report the loss or damage

Read More »