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AID POLICY: Money in a hurry

AID POLICY: Money in a hurry

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

LONDON 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - A new quick-disbursing humanitarian funding facility is being used for the first time to help tackle a serious cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone, where more than 220

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OPT: Gaza’s water could be undrinkable by 2016

OPT: Gaza’s water could be undrinkable by 2016

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

JERUSALEM 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - Polluted water in the Gaza Strip is seriously affecting people’s health and the situation looks set to get worse, the UN warns in a new report. >

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INDONESIA: Mixed progress on reducing child malnutrition

INDONESIA: Mixed progress on reducing child malnutrition

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

JAKARTA 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - While Indonesia in relative terms is cutting the number of malnourished children under the age of five, wasting and stunting - especially in certain pockets of the

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GUINEA: Deadlock over parliamentary elections

GUINEA: Deadlock over parliamentary elections

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

CONAKRY 29 August 2012 (IRIN) - Political battles have intensified in Guinea after the government thwarted an opposition rally to demand free parliamentary elections, raising fears that a return to stability and development

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HEALTH: “Gene chip technology” deployed in fight against malaria

HEALTH: “Gene chip technology” deployed in fight against malaria

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

BANGKOK 29 August 2012 (IRIN) - Scientists in the USA are looking to use “gene chip technology” to reduce or contain drug resistance to malaria, an increasing problem globally but particularly in Southeast

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SRI LANKA: Drought link with kidney disease risk

SRI LANKA: Drought link with kidney disease risk

August 28, 2012 0

COLOMBO 28 August 2012 (IRIN) - Soaring temperatures in Sri Lanka’s dry zone are likely to heighten the risk of chronic kidney disease, experts warn, as residents increasingly consume poor-quality drinking water. >

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PAKISTAN: Preparedness doubts as monsoon claims first victims

PAKISTAN: Preparedness doubts as monsoon claims first victims

August 28, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 28 August 2012 (IRIN) - The first heavy rains of the 2012 monsoon, which have claimed at least 26 lives in northern Pakistan over the past four days, with torrents sweeping away

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How to: Measure urban poverty

How to: Measure urban poverty

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 27, 2012 0

BANGKOK 27 August 2012 (IRIN) - In a world where more than half of the population lives in cities, poverty is increasingly an urban phenomenon. As researchers and aid agencies struggle to distinguish

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PAKISTAN: Water pipeline rupture makes waves

PAKISTAN: Water pipeline rupture makes waves

August 27, 2012 0

KARACHI 27 August 2012 (IRIN) - In early August, as people struggled to survive the humid summer heat, a huge power cut deprived almost half of Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, of electricity for

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PAKISTAN: Afghan refugees weigh their dwindling options

PAKISTAN: Afghan refugees weigh their dwindling options

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 24, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 24 August 2012 (IRIN) - At 70 years old, Mohammad Issa is already struggling to survive in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, where he sought refuge from war in Afghanistan years ago. Suffering from

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