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Indonesia’s natural disaster risks, costs rise

Indonesia’s natural disaster risks, costs rise

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 17, 2013 0

JAKARTA 17 April 2013 (IRIN) - When the Ciliwung River breached its banks in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, in January, Abdul Majid rushed to move his family and belongings upstairs. >

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SYRIA: Mustafa, "The army came to my home to fire on the rebels from the veranda"

SYRIA: Mustafa, "The army came to my home to fire on the rebels from the veranda"

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

DAMASCUS 11 January 2013 (IRIN) - It was in the countryside that Syrian rebels first started making gains against government forces in 2011. But since then, Syria's civil war has become increasingly urban

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PAKISTAN: Aslam Rehmat – Dental assistant, Pakistan

PAKISTAN: Aslam Rehmat – Dental assistant, Pakistan

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 6, 2012 0

LAHORE 06 December 2012 (IRIN) - For most of his adult life, Aslam Rehmat, 53, a dental assistant in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore, has struggled to educate his children and put food

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KENYA: Jane Njeri – Displaced person, Kenya

KENYA: Jane Njeri – Displaced person, Kenya

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 6, 2012 0

NAKURU 06 December 2012 (IRIN) - Jane Njeri, 36, is a single mother of four living with her family in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nakuru, a town some 100km

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SWAZILAND: Illegal abortions endangering lives

SWAZILAND: Illegal abortions endangering lives

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 14, 2012 0

MBABANE 14 November 2012 (IRIN) - Abortions are illegal in Swaziland and have resulted in criminal convictions, but in October 2012 more than 1,000 women were treated for abortion-related complications at a single

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HEALTH: Family planning – a sound economic investment

HEALTH: Family planning – a sound economic investment

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 14, 2012 0

LONDON 14 November 2012 (IRIN) - Family planning is a worthwhile investment that could reduce the cost of maternal and new-born health care by US$11.3 billion annually and provide much-needed support to some

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UGANDA: Family planning pledges need on-the-ground action

UGANDA: Family planning pledges need on-the-ground action

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 2, 2012 0

KAMPALA 02 October 2012 (IRIN) - Family planning advocates in Uganda have scored some major financial and policy wins this year, but experts remain concerned that inadequate political commitment and poor health services

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YEMEN: Women die as violence impedes antenatal care in Abyan

YEMEN: Women die as violence impedes antenatal care in Abyan

August 24, 2012 0

ABYAN 24 August 2012 (IRIN) - In June, after spending 11 months in a makeshift camp for people displaced by violence, 19-year-old Dawlah Muslih, then seven months pregnant, returned to her home in

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LEBANON-SYRIA: No school today – Why Syrian refugee children miss out on education

LEBANON-SYRIA: No school today – Why Syrian refugee children miss out on education

August 8, 2012 0

WADI KHALED 08 August 2012 (IRIN) - Hayat*, a dark-haired 12-year-old, searches for a familiar face among a circle of children playing a name game. She knows some of the kids. They have

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