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BANGLADESH: Farmers not heeding pesticide warnings

BANGLADESH: Farmers not heeding pesticide warnings

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 3, 2012 0

NARSINGDI 03 September 2012 (IRIN) - Despite government efforts to control pesticide misuse, farmers in Bangladesh continue to expose themselves and their communities to high health risks, experts say.

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GUINEA: Breastfeeding versus old wives tales

GUINEA: Breastfeeding versus old wives tales

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 3, 2012 0

CONAKRY 03 September 2012 (IRIN) - Countless babies in Guinea are not given their first breast milk for hours - however long it takes a designated family member to bring water that is

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FOOD: Another strain of deadly wheat fungus in South Africa

FOOD: Another strain of deadly wheat fungus in South Africa

September 3, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 03 September 2012 (IRIN) - As the world’s supply of staple grains grows tight, scientists are learning about the discovery in South Africa of yet another deadly variant of Ug99 stem rust,

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MYANMAR: Kachin refugees feel Chinese heat

MYANMAR: Kachin refugees feel Chinese heat

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

CHIANG MAI 31 August 2012 (IRIN) - China is forcing back thousands of Kachin refugees fleeing ethnic violence in northern Myanmar, activists and aid workers say. >

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GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera – rising with the downpours

GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera – rising with the downpours

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 31, 2012 0

FREETOWN 31 August 2012 (IRIN) - Heavy rainfall is accelerating the spread of cholera in Sierra Leone and Guinea, where existing health risks such as poor hygiene practices, unsafe water sources and improper

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SYRIA: Politics trumps humanitarianism

SYRIA: Politics trumps humanitarianism

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 31, 2012 0

DUBAI 31 August 2012 (IRIN) - This week’s media headlines about the Syrian crisis have focused on a walk-out by the Syrian delegation at the Non-Aligned Movement summit, after Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

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BURKINA FASO: Gold rush hits education

BURKINA FASO: Gold rush hits education

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

OUAGADOUGOU 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - A boom in Burkina Faso’s gold mining over the past three years has made the country one of Africa’s leading producers, but it is also luring children

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SRI LANKA: Government welcomes refugee repatriation from India

SRI LANKA: Government welcomes refugee repatriation from India

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

COLOMBO 30 August 2012 (IRIN) - The Sri Lankan government is to step up efforts to repatriate more Sri Lankan refugees from India next year. >

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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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