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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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MALI: Not a fragile state, yet

MALI: Not a fragile state, yet

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 8, 2012 0

BAMAKO/MOPTI 08 August 2012 (IRIN) - Drissa Keita, 42, fled south to Bamako, the capital of Mail, with 18 family members when Islamist extremists overran Gao in the northeast in early April. Once

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