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BANGLADESH: More data needed on abandoned children, trafficking

BANGLADESH: More data needed on abandoned children, trafficking

September 6, 2012 0

DHAKA 06 September 2012 (IRIN) - Children in Bangladesh who have been abandoned by their parents are vulnerable to traffickers, but tackling the problem is hampered by the lack of data on missing

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PAKISTAN: IDPs escape conflict – not memories

PAKISTAN: IDPs escape conflict – not memories

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 5, 2012 0

JALOZAI 05 September 2012 (IRIN) - For the first few months, Anayata Bibi, a 35-year-old widow who fled fighting in the northwestern tribal region of Pakistan to live in the Jalozai refugee camp

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NEPAL: Bureaucracy holds up climate adaptation finance

NEPAL: Bureaucracy holds up climate adaptation finance

September 5, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 05 September 2012 (IRIN) - A tortuous planning process in Nepal is preventing climate adaptation funding - earmarked under the country’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) - from reaching local communities,

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SRI LANKA: Refugees in India reluctant to return

SRI LANKA: Refugees in India reluctant to return

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 4, 2012 0

TAMIL NADU 04 September 2012 (IRIN) - More than three years after the end of Sri Lanka’s 1983-2009 civil war, most Sri Lankan refugees in India say they would rather not return, citing

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IRAQ: Still no clear policy to tackle displacement*

IRAQ: Still no clear policy to tackle displacement*

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 4, 2012 0

AL-RUSTUMIYA 04 September 2012 (IRIN) - Some four years after Iraq's civil conflict died down, more than 1.3 million people are still displaced. Many of them are living in a state of limbo

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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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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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LEBANON-SYRIA: The refugee minefield

LEBANON-SYRIA: The refugee minefield

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

BEIRUT 03 September 2012 (IRIN) - Progress in terms of providing more and better aid to the steady influx of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is being held back by government indecision stemming from

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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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