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Malaria cases soar in former rebel stronghold

Malaria cases soar in former rebel stronghold

November 27, 2013 0

KINSHASA 27 November 2013 (IRIN) - There has been a threefold increase in the number of malaria cases recorded in the former M23 rebel stronghold of Rutshuru, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's

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Global AIDS response: How are we doing?

Global AIDS response: How are we doing?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 21, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 21 November 2013 (IRIN) - New HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have continued to fall, while record numbers of people in the developing world are on antiretroviral treatment, according to the latest

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Out of spotlight, humanitarian crisis continues in Mali

Out of spotlight, humanitarian crisis continues in Mali

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 21, 2013 0

GAO/BAMAKO 21 November 2013 (IRIN) - Eleven months after French forces dislodged Islamist militants from northern Mali, the region’s humanitarian crisis is far from over. Hunger levels are higher this year than last,

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Abuse, marginalization of war-affected women in Sri Lanka’s north

Abuse, marginalization of war-affected women in Sri Lanka’s north

October 22, 2013 0

COLOMBO 22 October 2013 (IRIN) - A UK-rights group has accused the Sri Lankan government of failing to address the marginalization and sexual abuse of women living in the country’s former war zones

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Analysis: Coping with volatile weather in Laos

Analysis: Coping with volatile weather in Laos

September 30, 2013 0

BAN HOUYTHAO 30 September 2013 (IRIN) - The frequent but low-impact disasters in Laos, home to just 6.1 million inhabitants, are seldom in the limelight compared with neighbouring flood-prone Thailand to the west,

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Possible landslides threaten recovery efforts

Possible landslides threaten recovery efforts

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 27, 2013 0

MANILA 27 September 2013 (IRIN) - Experts in the Philippines are warning of further possible landslides in the north of the country, less than one week after the southwest monsoon rains brought on

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Combatants “recycled” in DRC

Combatants “recycled” in DRC

August 30, 2013 0

GOMA 30 August 2013 (IRIN) - M23, currently fighting the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) army and UN forces near the North Kivu capital of Goma, is just one of more than 30

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Goma running out of space for DRC’s displaced

Goma running out of space for DRC’s displaced

August 23, 2013 0

BULENGO 23 August 2013 (IRIN) - If the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu capital of Goma were a hotel, there would be a sign hanging on the door with the words

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Flooding prompts health concerns in Philippines

Flooding prompts health concerns in Philippines

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 21, 2013 0

MANILA 21 August 2013 (IRIN) - Philippine health officials have expressed concern over the risk of diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases following days of extensive flooding - and at least 15 deaths -

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Standing up against polio in DRC

Standing up against polio in DRC

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 13, 2013 0

GOMA 13 August 2013 (IRIN) - When Linda Lukambo, 21, asked his parents why they had neglected to get him the polio vaccine, “they told me, ‘we did’. So why have I got

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