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PHILIPPINES: Anti-flood measures announced for Manila

PHILIPPINES: Anti-flood measures announced for Manila

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 14, 2012 0

MANILA 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - The Philippines government is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in anti-flood infrastructure in the Manila area in a bid to protect against the storms, typhoons and

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In-Brief: Vaccine shortage hits Egypt’s children

In-Brief: Vaccine shortage hits Egypt’s children

September 14, 2012 0

CAIRO 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of children are at risk because of a vaccine shortage in Egypt, paediatricians warn. >

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WEST AFRICA: After the drought, floods – and harvest worries

WEST AFRICA: After the drought, floods – and harvest worries

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

DAKAR 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - An active monsoon and above normal temperatures triggered heavy downpours and flash floods during this year’s rainy season across West Africa and the Sahel, killing hundreds of

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Farmers too hungry to adapt

CLIMATE CHANGE: Farmers too hungry to adapt

September 14, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - Small farmers in the developing world who are going hungry for long periods of time - in some cases for up to half the year in Ethiopia's

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PAKISTAN: Sectarian violence slipping out of control in Balochistan

PAKISTAN: Sectarian violence slipping out of control in Balochistan

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

QUETTA 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - Ethnic and religious minorities in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan have faced increasing intimidation and violence since 2009, according to a recent fact-finding mission by the Human

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THAILAND: Activists call for greater refugee protection

THAILAND: Activists call for greater refugee protection

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 13, 2012 0

BANGKOK 13 September 2012 (IRIN) - Thailand's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers is inadequate, with those outside designated refugee camps risking deportation, say activists and rights groups. >

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HEALTH: The "unfinished business" of lowering child mortality

HEALTH: The "unfinished business" of lowering child mortality

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 13, 2012 0

NAIROBI 13 September 2012 (IRIN) - In 1990, an estimated 12 million children around the world died under age five; by 2011, that figure had dropped to 6.9 million. The message, from a

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GUINEA: Conakry residents demand cholera vaccine

GUINEA: Conakry residents demand cholera vaccine

September 13, 2012 0

CONAKRY 13 September 2012 (IRIN) - With Guinea facing its gravest cholera outbreak since 2007, some residents of the capital Conakry are clamouring to be vaccinated. >

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NEPAL: Adaptation to climate change goes local

NEPAL: Adaptation to climate change goes local

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 13, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 13 September 2012 (IRIN) - In the next few months Nepal will start implementing local adaptation plans for climate vulnerable communities in its impoverished far-and mid-western region under the National Adaptation Programme

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ASIA: Too much water lost to urban leaks

ASIA: Too much water lost to urban leaks

September 12, 2012 0

BANGKOK 12 September 2012 (IRIN) - South and Southeast Asia are home to 60 percent of the world’s population but have only 36 percent of its water resources - a situation likely to

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