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OPT: Is greater food security an illusion?

OPT: Is greater food security an illusion?

August 2, 2012 0

JERUSALEM 02 August 2012 (IRIN) - At a glance, the latest data on post-assistance food security in the West Bank and Gaza Strip - released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the

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PAKISTAN: Rough ride for bomb blast victims and their families

PAKISTAN: Rough ride for bomb blast victims and their families

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

ISLAMABAD 30 July 2012 (IRIN) - With bombs causing nearly 600 deaths and over 1,400 injuries in Pakistan in the first half of 2012 alone, a new scheme to help those directly affected

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AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN: Pressure mounts on Afghan refugees

AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN: Pressure mounts on Afghan refugees

July 24, 2012 0

PESHAWAR 24 July 2012 (IRIN) - Pakistan is putting pressure on the estimated 2.8 million Afghan registered and unregistered refugees to return to their homeland by the end of 2012.

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PAKISTAN: Preparations for the monsoon

PAKISTAN: Preparations for the monsoon

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 18, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 18 July 2012 (IRIN) - Pakistan is bracing for the annual July-September monsoon, with aid workers saying existing relief stocks are insufficient to guarantee an effective response in the event of a

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PAKISTAN: Taliban block polio efforts

PAKISTAN: Taliban block polio efforts

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 18, 2012 0

PESHAWAR 18 July 2012 (IRIN) - Efforts to combat polio in Pakistan have received a sudden setback just as the fight against the disease had seemed to be going well, with the Global

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AID POLICY: Hitching social media to humanitarian assistance

AID POLICY: Hitching social media to humanitarian assistance

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 17, 2012 0

NAIROBI 17 July 2012 (IRIN) - From Tweets in Egypt to blogs in Syria and Facebook campaigns in Sudan, the world has witnessed an unprecedented upsurge in citizen journalism, which played a major

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PAKISTAN: Enslaved by tradition

PAKISTAN: Enslaved by tradition

July 5, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 05 July 2012 (IRIN) - Despite the placing on Pakistan’s statute books of tougher laws against the practice of `swara’ or the “giving away” of a woman to a rival party to

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PAKISTAN: Fear of attack haunts IDPs

PAKISTAN: Fear of attack haunts IDPs

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 2, 2012 0

KOHAT 02 July 2012 (IRIN) - There has been a sudden change of plan for Zamir Khan, 30, and his family of five currently living in Kohat, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province (KP) but originally

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PAKISTAN: Uncertain future for Afghan refugees as deadline looms

PAKISTAN: Uncertain future for Afghan refugees as deadline looms

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

ABU DHABI 13 June 2012 (IRIN) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is calling on the government of Pakistan not to hastily expel Afghan refugees, even as a deadline for their legal stay

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PAKISTAN: Sindh 2011 flood victims brace for monsoon

PAKISTAN: Sindh 2011 flood victims brace for monsoon

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 11, 2012 0

KARACHI 11 June 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of people who lost their homes in the 2011 floods in Sindh Province, southern Pakistan, are worried how the July-September monsoon will pan out, according to

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