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SRI LANKA: Menik Farm IDP camp to close by 30 September

SRI LANKA: Menik Farm IDP camp to close by 30 September

September 21, 2012 0

COLOMBO 21 September 2012 (IRIN) - Menik Farm in northern Sri Lanka, once one of the world’s largest camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs), is to close by the end of September, say

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SOMALIA: Principles and pragmatism

SOMALIA: Principles and pragmatism

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 21, 2012 0

NAIROBI 21 September 2012 (IRIN) - The advance by African Union troops (AMISOM) on the insurgent-held Somali port city of Kismayo brings into focus a challenge often faced by humanitarian actors in conflict

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INDONESIA: Domestic workers in Syria await repatriation

INDONESIA: Domestic workers in Syria await repatriation

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 20, 2012 0

JAKARTA 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of Indonesian domestic workers in crisis-hit Syria need help to get back home, activists say. >

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Analysis: Towards more coordination of aid in the Gulf

Analysis: Towards more coordination of aid in the Gulf

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 20, 2012 0

KUWAIT CITY 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies and donors in the Gulf region are increasingly recognizing the need for better communication and coordination of their international aid, despite long-standing mistrust of

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SOUTH AFRICA: Business as usual after Marikana mine violence?

SOUTH AFRICA: Business as usual after Marikana mine violence?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 20, 2012 0

MARIKANA 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Five weeks after the Marikana mine massacre in South Africa’s North West Province claimed the lives of 34 protesting workers and shocked the world, the strike that

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NIGER: Child mortality slashed

NIGER: Child mortality slashed

September 20, 2012 0

DAKAR 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Niger has nearly halved the death rate of children below five years old since 1998, a significant drop highlighting the benefits of free universal health care for

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MYANMAR-THAILAND: Burmese migrant workers risk deportation

MYANMAR-THAILAND: Burmese migrant workers risk deportation

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 20, 2012 0

CHIANG MAI 20 September 2012 (IRIN) - Several hundred thousand Burmese migrant workers in Thailand could face deportation if they fail to register under the government’s National Verification Programme (NVP) before a 14

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BURKINA FASO: Stability vital to region

BURKINA FASO: Stability vital to region

September 19, 2012 0

OUAGADOUGOU 19 September 2012 (IRIN) - More than a year after civil unrest broke out in Burkina Faso, observers and analysts say despite some progress, and sustained support for President Blaise Compaoré, tension

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Analysis: Why is humanitarian funding for Syria lagging?

Analysis: Why is humanitarian funding for Syria lagging?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 19, 2012 0

DUBAI 19 September 2012 (IRIN) - Few humanitarian crises receive the attention and engagement of the world that Syria has. States - on both sides of the conflict - have clamoured loudly about

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Analysis: Burkina Faso – a beacon of stability?

Analysis: Burkina Faso – a beacon of stability?

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 19, 2012 0

OUAGADOUGOU 19 September 2012 (IRIN) - More than a year after civil unrest broke out in Burkina Faso, observers and analysts say despite some progress, and sustained support for President Blaise Compaoré, tension

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