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HIV/AIDS: Free ARVs for all in England

HIV/AIDS: Free ARVs for all in England

October 8, 2012 0

LONDON 08 October 2012 (IRIN) - On the first day of October, a law change enabled everyone in England, regardless of their immigration status, to obtain free treatment for HIV and AIDS. This

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KENYA: Major measles vaccine campaign planned

KENYA: Major measles vaccine campaign planned

October 4, 2012 0

NAKURU 04 October 2012 (IRIN) - The Kenyan government is set to conduct a "mop-up" vaccination campaign against measles following an outbreak of the disease in several areas of the country.

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ZIMBABWE: Life without a destination

ZIMBABWE: Life without a destination

October 3, 2012 0

GOROMONZI 03 October 2012 (IRIN) - For more than a decade, farm worker Maria Bhamu, 48, and her 10-year-old grandson have wandered across Zimbabwe's Mashonaland East Province, enduring a string of evictions in

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SOMALIA: Dangers for journalists grow as new government takes hold

SOMALIA: Dangers for journalists grow as new government takes hold

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 28, 2012 0

MOGADISHU 28 September 2012 (IRIN) - The situation of journalists in Somalia is becoming increasingly precarious as the country struggles to put behind it years of lawlessness following the recent successful election of

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KENYA: Irrigation catches on

KENYA: Irrigation catches on

September 28, 2012 0

KILIFI 28 September 2012 (IRIN) - After years of devastating crop failures due to drought and erratic rainfall, smallholders in Kenya - who comprise the bulk of the country’s farmers - are increasingly

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KENYA: Government launches new guidelines to contain black fever

KENYA: Government launches new guidelines to contain black fever

September 27, 2012 0

NAIROBI 27 September 2012 (IRIN) - The Kenyan government has launched guidelines for the treatment and prevention of visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala azar or black fever, in a move government officials

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SOUTH SUDAN: Disarmament and rebellion in Jonglei

SOUTH SUDAN: Disarmament and rebellion in Jonglei

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 11, 2012 0

JUBA 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - A massive disarmament operation has netted thousands of weapons in South Sudan's Jonglei State, but security in what is one of the country's most marginalized states is

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GUINEA: The missing parliament

GUINEA: The missing parliament

September 7, 2012 0

CONAKRY 07 September 2012 (IRIN) - Guineans are hopeful that the 5 September resignation of the electoral commission president - one of the opposition’s principal demands - will break a political impasse and

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NEPAL: Bureaucracy holds up climate adaptation finance

NEPAL: Bureaucracy holds up climate adaptation finance

September 5, 2012 0

KATHMANDU 05 September 2012 (IRIN) - A tortuous planning process in Nepal is preventing climate adaptation funding - earmarked under the country’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) - from reaching local communities,

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LEBANON-SYRIA: The refugee minefield

LEBANON-SYRIA: The refugee minefield

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 3, 2012 0

BEIRUT 03 September 2012 (IRIN) - Progress in terms of providing more and better aid to the steady influx of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is being held back by government indecision stemming from

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