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Innovative ICT helps aid workers in Afghanistan

Innovative ICT helps aid workers in Afghanistan

May 2, 2013 0

KABUL 02 May 2013 (IRIN) - As Asia’s poorest country and the deadliest for aid workers, rugged Afghanistan offers a considerable challenge to humanitarian work.

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Asia braces for spill-over of new bird flu strain

Asia braces for spill-over of new bird flu strain

April 8, 2013 0

BANGKOK 08 April 2013 (IRIN) - Officials throughout Asia are implementing measures to protect themselves from a new strain of bird flu - H7N9 - that has so far infected 21 people in

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In Brief: Bride trafficking to China could rise

In Brief: Bride trafficking to China could rise

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 19, 2013 0

PHNOM PENH 19 March 2013 (IRIN) - Bride trafficking to China from Southeast Asian countries which do not border on that country looks set to grow, says the UN, with the first reported

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Why civil registration matters in Asia

Why civil registration matters in Asia

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 1, 2013 0

BANGKOK 01 February 2013 (IRIN) - Stronger civil registration systems are needed in Asia, home to 60 percent of the world’s population, to ensure the legal and human rights of all, and facilitate

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DISASTERS: Asia’s 2012 figures and trends

DISASTERS: Asia’s 2012 figures and trends

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

BANGKOK 11 December 2012 (IRIN) - The good news: fewer people died from natural disasters in Asia in 2012 than in previous years. The bad news: between January and October, natural disasters still

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Analysis: Assessing Southeast Asia’s aid coordination during crises

Analysis: Assessing Southeast Asia’s aid coordination during crises

December 6, 2012 0

JAKARTA 06 December 2012 (IRIN) - Governments and aid groups in Southeast Asia, the most natural-disaster prone region in the world, say more coordination is needed to prepare for and respond to emergencies.

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MYANMAR: Concern over international peace efforts

MYANMAR: Concern over international peace efforts

November 12, 2012 0

CHIANG MAI 12 November 2012 (IRIN) - Civil society groups in Asia are calling for a review of donor-funded peace initiatives in Myanmar, expressing concern that their pace is too fast, they pay

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In Brief: Southeast Asia wasting too much food

In Brief: Southeast Asia wasting too much food

October 9, 2012 0

BANGKOK 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - As cities expand in Southeast Asia, more and more food is going to waste and governments are ill-prepared to stem the loss, according experts recently convened by

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CAMBODIA: Rural poor lose out in land deals

CAMBODIA: Rural poor lose out in land deals

October 4, 2012 0

BANGKOK 04 October 2012 (IRIN) - Land governance policies in Asia, especially concessions made to private companies, are leaving the region’s poorest vulnerable to human rights abuses, experts say.

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ASIA: More work needed to tackle stunting

ASIA: More work needed to tackle stunting

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 18, 2012 0

BANGKOK 18 September 2012 (IRIN) - Stunting is a key factor holding back progress on children’s well-being, and Asia faces a significant challenge with millions of children under five stunted, says the 2012

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