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After Nepal, is South Asia prepared for the Big One?

After Nepal, is South Asia prepared for the Big One?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 24, 2015 0

DELHI 24 August 2015 (IRIN) - When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April, it flattened villages and killed more than 9,000 people. It should also have sent countries across the region scrambling

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Niger region struggles to cope with Boko Haram exodus

Niger region struggles to cope with Boko Haram exodus

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 29, 2015 0

NIAMEY/DAKAR 29 June 2015 (IRIN) - Nigerian families first began seeking refuge in Niger in 2013, but Boko Haram-related violence in the region has spiked in recent months, causing the number of refugees

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Niger: Boko Haram’s neglected crisis

Niger: Boko Haram’s neglected crisis

June 29, 2015 0

NIAMEY/DAKAR 29 June 2015 (IRIN) - Nigerian families first began seeking refuge in Niger in 2013, but Boko Haram-related violence in the region has spiked in recent months, causing the number of refugees

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Avian flu threatens West Africa poultry farmers

Avian flu threatens West Africa poultry farmers

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 23, 2015 0

OUAGADOUGOU 23 June 2015 (IRIN) - The loss, since January, of more than 1.7 million birds across five countries in West Africa is threatening the livelihoods of poultry farmers across the region. >

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Thousands of Boko Haram refugees "stranded" in Chad

Thousands of Boko Haram refugees "stranded" in Chad

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 11, 2015 0

DAKAR 11 February 2015 (IRIN) - More than 7,000 Nigerian refugees in Chad's Lake Region remain in need of humanitarian aid, following cross-border attacks by Boko Haram. >

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Thousands of Boko Haram refugees "stranded" in Chad

Thousands of Boko Haram refugees "stranded" in Chad

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 11, 2015 0

DAKAR 11 February 2015 (IRIN) - More than 7,000 Nigerian refugees in Chad's Lake Region remain in need of humanitarian aid, following cross-border attacks by Boko Haram. >

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Aceh’s unfinished recovery

Aceh’s unfinished recovery

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 26, 2014 0

BANDA ACEH 26 December 2014 (IRIN) - In a guest post, Lilianne Fan with Overseas Development Institute examines the fallout of the Indian Ocean tsunami, which released the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic

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Inside the Ebola hot zone

Inside the Ebola hot zone

November 13, 2014 0

NAIROBI 13 November 2014 (IRIN) - IRIN has been covering the West African Ebola outbreak since March 2014, producing dozens of articles on many aspects of the crisis, including frontline reportage, critical analysis

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Hospitalization curbs Ebola mortality rates – but only slightly

Hospitalization curbs Ebola mortality rates – but only slightly

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 24, 2014 0

LONDON 24 September 2014 (IRIN) - The new figures from the World Health Organization's (WHO) Ebola Response Team are sobering. If cases in the three worst affected countries continue to rise at the

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Ebola and "the perfect storm"

Ebola and "the perfect storm"

September 24, 2014 0

LONDON 24 September 2014 (IRIN) - The new figures from the World Health Organization's (WHO) Ebola Response Team are sobering. If cases in the three worst affected countries continue to rise at the

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