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Bellicose North Korea gives aid donors the jitters

Bellicose North Korea gives aid donors the jitters

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 31, 2017 0

The long winter is ending in North Korea, and another season of bombast is about to begin.  From April to September, a series of holidays will almost inevitably be accompanied by bellicose statements

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Where are the Rohingya boat survivors now?

Where are the Rohingya boat survivors now?

April 15, 2016 0

Nearly a year ago Malaysia allowed hundreds of Rohingya refugees to come ashore after being abandonned at sea by their smugglers. But their troubles are far from over.

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Top Picks: Rape, rules of engagement, and the missing Rohingya

Top Picks: Rape, rules of engagement, and the missing Rohingya

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 11, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top

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After 60 years of Zika in Asia, why worry?

After 60 years of Zika in Asia, why worry?

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 16, 2016 0

Zika has been in Asia and the Pacific for at least 60 years, though its mostly mild symptoms have prompted little cause for concern. But with the World Health Organization declaring a global

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Record dengue outbreak fans fears in Malaysia

Record dengue outbreak fans fears in Malaysia

August 12, 2015 0

KUALA LUMPUR 12 August 2015 (IRIN) - Malaysia’s Health Ministry has warned the country is facing its largest dengue outbreak ever, with 201 deaths so far this year. >

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Did Malaysia merit its human trafficking upgrade?

Did Malaysia merit its human trafficking upgrade?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 28, 2015 0

KUALA LUMPUR 28 July 2015 (IRIN) - Malaysian and international NGOs have expressed shock following the release of the US State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report on Monday, which saw Malaysia being

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After regional quakes, Philippines prepares for the big one

After regional quakes, Philippines prepares for the big one

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 10, 2015 0

MANILA 10 June 2015 (IRIN) - Recent quakes in Nepal and Malaysia have shaken the Philippines into action, with authorities scaling up earthquake preparedness drills and safety inspections of public buildings in the

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Glimmer of hope for Southeast Asia’s migrants

Glimmer of hope for Southeast Asia’s migrants

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 20, 2015 0

OXFORD/KUALA LUMPUR 20 May 2015 (IRIN) - Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to provide temporary shelter and assistance to thousands of migrants still stranded at sea in Southeast Asia, but they have stopped

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Right to dignity – barriers to healthcare for transgenders

Right to dignity – barriers to healthcare for transgenders

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 14, 2014 0

BANGKOK 14 August 2014 (IRIN) - Dorian Wilde, 26, an activist from Malaysia, was thrilled to be invited to the 2014 World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) symposium in Bangkok, but his

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BANGLADESH-MYANMAR: More Rohingya boat people likely

BANGLADESH-MYANMAR: More Rohingya boat people likely

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

BANGKOK 06 November 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of Rohingya - whether currently in Myanmar or Bangladesh - may take to the high seas and head to Malaysia after last month’s deadly sectarian violence

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