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MALI: Children take up guns

MALI: Children take up guns

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 8, 2012 0

SEVARÉ 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - Children as young as 14 are joining military training camps run by militias in southern Mali preparing to fight Islamist groups in the north. At the same

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MALI: Northerners fight to learn

MALI: Northerners fight to learn

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 5, 2012 0

MOPTI 05 October 2012 (IRIN) - Teachers, the Ministry of Education and aid agencies are scrambling to provide catch-up classes to thousands of displaced children who fled northern Mali for southern towns to

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TIMOR-LESTE: Making inroads on birth certificates

TIMOR-LESTE: Making inroads on birth certificates

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 25, 2012 0

FATULMAU 25 September 2012 (IRIN) - Filomena Mendonca gave birth to all five of her children at home in the village of Fatulmau, high up in the mountains of Timor-Leste, without registering their

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DRC: Children bear brunt of conflict in the east

DRC: Children bear brunt of conflict in the east

September 25, 2012 0

NAIROBI 25 September 2012 (IRIN) - Children in the Kivu provinces of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are not only getting caught in the crossfire of the area’s ongoing violence, but also

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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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HEALTH: The "unfinished business" of lowering child mortality

HEALTH: The "unfinished business" of lowering child mortality

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

NAIROBI 13 September 2012 (IRIN) - In 1990, an estimated 12 million children around the world died under age five; by 2011, that figure had dropped to 6.9 million. The message, from a

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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: Afghan refugees weigh their dwindling options

PAKISTAN: Afghan refugees weigh their dwindling options

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 24, 2012 0

ISLAMABAD 24 August 2012 (IRIN) - At 70 years old, Mohammad Issa is already struggling to survive in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, where he sought refuge from war in Afghanistan years ago. Suffering from

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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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SENEGAL: Texting for birth certificates

SENEGAL: Texting for birth certificates

August 9, 2012 0

KOLDA 09 August 2012 (IRIN) - Only a handful of births are registered in the remote Kolda region of southern Senegal, but a new mobile phone application that allows parents to text the

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