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Analysis: A tunnel-free future for Gaza?

Analysis: A tunnel-free future for Gaza?

August 23, 2012 0

GAZA CITY 23 August 2012 (IRIN) - This month’s border attack in the Sinai Peninsula, which killed 16 Egyptian soldiers, has bolstered calls to shut down a network of underground tunnels between Egypt

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HIV/AIDS: Religion not a barrier to HIV treatment

HIV/AIDS: Religion not a barrier to HIV treatment

August 22, 2012 0

NAIROBI 22 August 2012 (IRIN) - Preachers who promise divine healing have often been blamed for turning desperate HIV-positive people against their life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) medication and risking their health, but recent research

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How to: Predict vaccine coverage by modelling

How to: Predict vaccine coverage by modelling

August 22, 2012 0

LONDON 22 August 2012 (IRIN) - Researchers in Canada are combining mathematics with “social learning” to predict how epidemics are affected by fears - usually unfounded - that a vaccine can harm, so

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ISRAEL-SYRIA: Could a new regime in Syria be good for the Golan Heights?

ISRAEL-SYRIA: Could a new regime in Syria be good for the Golan Heights?

August 21, 2012 0

MAJDAL SHAMS 21 August 2012 (IRIN) - The Syrian Druze communities of the occupied Golan Heights have traditionally supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But they are increasingly divided over the conflict in their

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SRI LANKA: Water conservation “desperately” needed

SRI LANKA: Water conservation “desperately” needed

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

COLOMBO 20 August 2012 (IRIN) - Rising temperatures, a late monsoon and dwindling rivers in parts of Sri Lanka are straining the energy sector and threatening crop yields. Local experts say water conservation

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MALI: Rain but too few seeds

MALI: Rain but too few seeds

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 17, 2012 0

MOPTI 17 August 2012 (IRIN) - It is raining in Mopti Region in central Mali and most of the fields are filled with millet and rice seedlings, turning the usually dusty landscape a

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WEST AFRICA: Cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera

WEST AFRICA: Cleaner toilets to save slums from cholera

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 16, 2012 0

FREETOWN/CONAKRY/ACCRA/DAKAR 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies are scrambling to treat thousands of cholera patients in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, where the number of infections is mounting by over 250 per day.

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SAHEL: Education in crisis

SAHEL: Education in crisis

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 16, 2012 0

OUAGADOUGOU/ABIDJAN 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - In times of severe drought such as in the Sahel or East Africa, food funding often takes priority over other needs like education, yet children who miss

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GUINEA-BISSAU: Falling cashew exports raise hardship

GUINEA-BISSAU: Falling cashew exports raise hardship

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 15, 2012 0

BISSAU 15 August 2012 (IRIN) - Cashew nut farmers and traders in Guinea Bissau have been left holding tonnes of produce after India slashed imports, and the low prices being offered are increasing

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SYRIA: Palestinians being drawn into the fight

SYRIA: Palestinians being drawn into the fight

August 14, 2012 0

BERLIN 14 August 2012 (IRIN) - When mortar shells slammed into Yarmouk, Syria’s largest Palestinian camp, in early August, many of Syria’s half a million Palestinian refugees saw it as a wake-up call.

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