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Slave labour? Death rate doubles for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

Slave labour? Death rate doubles for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 15, 2017 0

A woman with a pink cloth wrapped around her head climbs out of a window on the fourth floor of a residential building. She peers at the ground far below, clutching onto the

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*UPDATED: A rough guide to foreign military bases in Africa

*UPDATED: A rough guide to foreign military bases in Africa

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 15, 2017 0

Foreign military intervention in Africa is controversial when it happens, and occasionally controversial when it doesn’t. It’s a symptom of the fragility of African states, and the power of external interests.

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Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 6, 2016 0

It’s busy times for the vaccine industry – a new vaccine against dengue fever has been deployed in the Philippines, research for a vaccine against Zika virus is gaining steam (although questions remain

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Madagascar back in the US trade fold

Madagascar back in the US trade fold

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 27, 2014 0

ANTANANARIVO 27 June 2014 (IRIN) - As anticipated, the US government has reinstated preferential trade status for Madagascar on its 54th independence day anniversary, providing hope for the country’s embattled economy.

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Plague in Madagascar

Plague in Madagascar

December 20, 2013 0

ANTANDROHOMBY 20 December 2013 (IRIN) - The bubonic plague season arrived in Madagascar earlier than usual in 2013, and with it an apparently greater prevalence of a more deadly strain of the disease.

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Madagascar poll could be a path from poverty

Madagascar poll could be a path from poverty

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 25, 2013 0

CARION 25 October 2013 (IRIN) - For the 92 percent of Madagascar’s population living on US$2 dollars or less a day, the country’s 25 October presidential polls will signal a step not only

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Eating locusts no substitute for Madagascar’s lost rice harvests

Eating locusts no substitute for Madagascar’s lost rice harvests

August 14, 2013 0

SAKARAHA 14 August 2013 (IRIN) - Madagascar locust swarms are devastating rice fields and leading to hunger in some areas but locals are trying to make the best out of a bad situation,

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Volunteer health workers filling the void in Madagascar

Volunteer health workers filling the void in Madagascar

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 26, 2013 0

MERINTSIATOSIKA 26 July 2013 (IRIN) - A legion of over 35,000 community volunteers has been created to fill the health void left in Madagascar's remote rural villages in the wake of the country’s

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Fears of a malaria relapse in Madagascar

Fears of a malaria relapse in Madagascar

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 7, 2013 0

ANTANANARIVO 07 June 2013 (IRIN) - Madagascar’s recent gains in the battle against malaria are likely to be reversed because funding problems have interrupted prevention activities.

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Food insecurity opens door to TB in Madagacsar

Food insecurity opens door to TB in Madagacsar

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 1, 2013 0

TOLIARA 01 May 2013 (IRIN) - Health experts fear the interruption of food assistance in Madagascar is increasing incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in Toliara, the capital city of Madagascar’s southern Atsimo-Andrefana region.

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