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In Brief: More than 1.3 million child labourers in Yemen

In Brief: More than 1.3 million child labourers in Yemen

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 16, 2013 0

DUBAI 16 January 2013 (IRIN) - The results of the first ever national child labour survey in Yemen suggest the country has more than 1.3 million child labourers, about 17 percent of all

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Fear, rumour and relief as air strikes continue in Mali

Fear, rumour and relief as air strikes continue in Mali

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 16, 2013 0

BAMAKO/DAKAR 16 January 2013 (IRIN) - Fear and rumour are rife in Mali as French military air strikes against Islamist militants continued for the sixth day in the centre and north of the

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SRI LANKA: Floods, drought exacerbate vulnerability

SRI LANKA: Floods, drought exacerbate vulnerability

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 11, 2013 0

MAMADUWA/COLOMBO 11 January 2013 (IRIN) - Recent extreme weather in Sri Lanka is likely to intensify the vulnerability of the poorest living in the country’s hardest hit northern and eastern regions, experts warn.

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PHILIPPINES: Typhoon-hit schools to reopen

PHILIPPINES: Typhoon-hit schools to reopen

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 11, 2013 0

MANILA 11 January 2013 (IRIN) - Thousands of children across typhoon-hit Mindanao island in the southern Philippines will return to school on 14 January, more than a week later than schools elsewhere in

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Floods, drought in Sri Lanka exacerbate vulnerability

Floods, drought in Sri Lanka exacerbate vulnerability

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 11, 2013 0

MAMADUWA/COLOMBO 11 January 2013 (IRIN) - Recent extreme weather in Sri Lanka is likely to intensify the vulnerability of the poorest living in the country’s hardest hit northern and eastern regions, experts warn.

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Typhoon-hit Filipino schools to reopen

Typhoon-hit Filipino schools to reopen

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 11, 2013 0

MANILA 11 January 2013 (IRIN) - Thousands of children across typhoon-hit Mindanao island in the southern Philippines will return to school on 14 January, more than a week later than schools elsewhere in

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Frustration over Mali government inaction

Frustration over Mali government inaction

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 3, 2013 0

SEVARE 03 January 2013 (IRIN) - Malians forced to live under strict religious rules since Islamist groups captured the country’s northern region nine months ago, and those who fled south, are frustrated by

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SWAZILAND: Women find strength in numbers

SWAZILAND: Women find strength in numbers

January 3, 2013 0

MBABANE 03 January 2013 (IRIN) - Swazi women are organizing to promote their rights and welfare, convinced that discriminatory laws are at odds with the essential roles they play in their families and

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Swazi women find strength in numbers

Swazi women find strength in numbers

January 3, 2013 0

MBABANE 03 January 2013 (IRIN) - Swazi women are organizing to promote their rights and welfare, convinced that discriminatory laws are at odds with the essential roles they play in their families and

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ETHIOPIA-YEMEN: Jemmal Ahmed, “I survived a deadly trip to Yemen"

ETHIOPIA-YEMEN: Jemmal Ahmed, “I survived a deadly trip to Yemen"

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 21, 2012 0

ADDIS ABABA 21 December 2012 (IRIN) - Jemmal Ahmed, 21, was recently deported back to Ethiopia after a nine-month stay in a prison in Yemen for illegally entering the country a few months

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