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The world’s clogged asylum system

The world’s clogged asylum system

January 4, 2016 0

JAKARTA 04 January 2016 (IRIN) - Refugees that make it to Indonesia are often stranded there for years as they await resettlement elsewhere. But wait times are even longer now, because the crisis

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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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New Cambodian bird flu cases highlight regional risk

New Cambodian bird flu cases highlight regional risk

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 14, 2014 0

PHNOM PENH 14 March 2014 (IRIN) - Governments in Southeast Asia need to do more to combat the deadly H5N1 avian flu virus, say health officials. >

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Connectivity and emerging infectious diseases in Southeast Asia

Connectivity and emerging infectious diseases in Southeast Asia

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 3, 2014 0

BANGKOK 03 February 2014 (IRIN) - Experts sometimes describe Southeast Asia as a “hotspot” for emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) because several major outbreaks have started in this region. Now, with unprecedented levels of

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Massive groundwater pumping in Asia may poison millions – study

Massive groundwater pumping in Asia may poison millions – study

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 12, 2013 0

HANOI 12 September 2013 (IRIN) - Millions of people in South and Southeast Asia may be at risk of arsenic poisoning as massive pumping of groundwater pushes tainted water closer to uncontaminated aquifers,

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Analysis: Reproductive healthcare lags in Laos

Analysis: Reproductive healthcare lags in Laos

September 11, 2013 0

VIENTIANE 11 September 2013 (IRIN) - Health experts are reviewing a years-long effort to reverse a deadly trend for mothers and newborns in Laos, which has the highest death rate in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia’s human trafficking conundrum

Southeast Asia’s human trafficking conundrum

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 6, 2013 0

JAKARTA 06 May 2013 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of people are vulnerable to being trafficked in Southeast Asia, with governments struggling to understand and respond collectively to the problem, say experts and

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Analysis: Southeast Asia’s human trafficking conundrum

Analysis: Southeast Asia’s human trafficking conundrum

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 6, 2013 0

JAKARTA 06 May 2013 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of people are vulnerable to being trafficked in Southeast Asia, with governments struggling to understand and respond collectively to the problem, say experts and

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Analysis: Assessing Southeast Asia’s aid coordination during crises

Analysis: Assessing Southeast Asia’s aid coordination during crises

December 6, 2012 0

JAKARTA 06 December 2012 (IRIN) - Governments and aid groups in Southeast Asia, the most natural-disaster prone region in the world, say more coordination is needed to prepare for and respond to emergencies.

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In Brief: Southeast Asia wasting too much food

In Brief: Southeast Asia wasting too much food

October 9, 2012 0

BANGKOK 09 October 2012 (IRIN) - As cities expand in Southeast Asia, more and more food is going to waste and governments are ill-prepared to stem the loss, according experts recently convened by

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