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NEPAL: Adaptation to climate change goes local

NEPAL: Adaptation to climate change goes local

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 13, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 13 September 2012 (IRIN) - In the next few months Nepal will start implementing local adaptation plans for climate vulnerable communities in its impoverished far-and mid-western region under the National Adaptation Programme

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ASIA: Too much water lost to urban leaks

ASIA: Too much water lost to urban leaks

September 12, 2012 0

BANGKOK 12 September 2012 (IRIN) - South and Southeast Asia are home to 60 percent of the world’s population but have only 36 percent of its water resources - a situation likely to

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LEBANON: Refugee hosts feeling the pinch

LEBANON: Refugee hosts feeling the pinch

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 12, 2012 0

BEIRUT 12 September 2012 (IRIN) - Fewer tourists, lower levels of investment by Gulf states and reduced opportunities for cross-border trade with Syria are adversely affecting Lebanon’s most vulnerable people, including the hosts

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HEALTH: Dengue vaccine – still a long way off

HEALTH: Dengue vaccine – still a long way off

September 11, 2012 0

LONDON 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - Dengue fever is classed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a “major international public health concern”.

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HEALTH: Global South leads the way towards universal healthcare coverage

HEALTH: Global South leads the way towards universal healthcare coverage

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

JOHANNESBURG 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - An increasing number of developing countries are introducing universal healthcare coverage - and creating new models to do it - according to research published in The Lancet.

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SYRIA: Ten things to watch out for

SYRIA: Ten things to watch out for

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 11, 2012 0

DUBAI 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - As the world focuses on daily fighting in Syria and the flight of refugees to neighbouring countries, the humanitarian situation inside Syria continues to be under-reported. Here

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COMOROS: Helping people recover from floods

COMOROS: Helping people recover from floods

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 10, 2012 0

PRETORIA 10 September 2012 (IRIN) - In April, the archipelago nation of Comoros was lashed by its heaviest rains in decades, uprooting families and destroying the crops and incomes of its poorest people.

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NEPAL: Ambulance service “inadequate”

NEPAL: Ambulance service “inadequate”

September 10, 2012 0

BANGKOK 10 September 2012 (IRIN) - Nepal’s fledgling ambulance service is in need of urgent support, say health experts, particularly in the area of trained paramedics. >

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HEALTH: Asia fails to take up rotavirus vaccine

HEALTH: Asia fails to take up rotavirus vaccine

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 7, 2012 0

BANGKOK 07 September 2012 (IRIN) - Most countries in Asia have yet to make the rotavirus vaccine part of their national immunization programme (NIP), despite a World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to do

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CHAD: Floods affect tens of thousands

CHAD: Floods affect tens of thousands

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2012 0

NAIROBI 07 September 2012 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of people have been affected by flooding in parts of central, eastern and southern Chad following heavy rains in August.

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