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Top Picks: Race, sexuality, and earthquakes

Top Picks: Race, sexuality, and earthquakes

April 22, 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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A year after Nepal quake, billions unspent and little rebuilt

A year after Nepal quake, billions unspent and little rebuilt

April 8, 2016 0

A year after Nepal was devastated by a massive earthquake, reconstruction has yet to begin in earnest. Government mismanagement worries donors, and $4 billion in pledges may never materialise.

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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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Boomtime for fuel smugglers in Nepal

Boomtime for fuel smugglers in Nepal

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 20, 2016 0

KATHMANDU 20 January 2016 (IRIN) - A severe fuel shortage has crippled Nepal, causing added hardship for millions of people already trying to recover from a devastating earthquake. But not everybody is suffering

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How politics delayed Nepal reconstruction

How politics delayed Nepal reconstruction

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 14, 2016 0

PHNOM PENH 14 January 2016 (IRIN) - After delays due to political haggling, Nepal’s government has finally authorised a National Reconstruction Authority to begin rebuilding the earthquake-devastated country, although the actual building will

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Briefing: Will a political dispute become a humanitarian disaster in Nepal?

Briefing: Will a political dispute become a humanitarian disaster in Nepal?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 21, 2015 0

PHNOM PENH 21 December 2015 (IRIN) - Eight months after a huge earthquake in Nepal killed almost 9,000 people and caused widespread devastation, an import-crippling border blockade provoked by a political dispute has

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India border trouble blocks medicines to Nepal

India border trouble blocks medicines to Nepal

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 9, 2015 0

YANGON 09 December 2015 (IRIN) - Seven months after two devastating earthquakes, Nepal is facing “critical” shortages of life-saving medicines as political unrest along its border with India prevents imports of medical supplies

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Nepal unlocks quake funds: It only took 7 months!

Nepal unlocks quake funds: It only took 7 months!

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 26, 2015 0

KATHMANDU 26 November 2015 (IRIN) - Seven months after a massive earthquake devastated Nepal, the government has taken preliminary steps to begin spending billions pledged for reconstruction. >

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Politics prevents Nepal reconstruction

Politics prevents Nepal reconstruction

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 19, 2015 0

DOLAKHA DISTRICT, NEPAL 19 October 2015 (IRIN) - Six months after a massive earthquake devastated Nepal, people are still living in temporary shelters as political wrangling has prevented the disbursement of billions pledged

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Fuel shortage threatens Nepal aid as winter comes

Fuel shortage threatens Nepal aid as winter comes

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 12, 2015 0

DELHI 12 October 2015 (IRIN) - Almost six months after Nepal was devastated by a massive earthquake, relief efforts are literally running on fumes. Tankers are unable to drive across the border from

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