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Breaking the poverty trap – the power of cash grants

Breaking the poverty trap – the power of cash grants

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 10, 2014 0

NEW YORK 10 July 2014 (IRIN) - A cash injection of as little as US$12 per month for an impoverished family could determine whether a child eats properly or goes to school or

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New Film: Sierra Leone’s women behind bars

New Film: Sierra Leone’s women behind bars

June 13, 2014 0

NAIROBI 13 June 2014 (IRIN) - Twelve years after Sierra Leone’s long civil war came to an end, its broken institutions and weak development indicators continue to impact on the lives of its

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Film: Sierra Leone’s women behind bars

Film: Sierra Leone’s women behind bars

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 12, 2014 0

NAIROBI 12 June 2014 (IRIN) - Twelve years after Sierra Leone’s long civil war came to an end, its broken institutions and weak development indicators continue to impact on the lives of its

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Analysis: Finding the roots of Nepal’s rural mountain poverty

Analysis: Finding the roots of Nepal’s rural mountain poverty

February 11, 2014 0

CHESKAM 11 February 2014 (IRIN) - Despite six decades of development interventions and nearly a billion dollars in annual foreign assistance, Nepal is still struggling to combat rural poverty. Some experts and local

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Analysis: How Bangladesh aid restrictions impact Rohingyas

Analysis: How Bangladesh aid restrictions impact Rohingyas

November 19, 2013 0

COX’S BAZAR 19 November 2013 (IRIN) - Limited humanitarian access continues to have an adverse effect on the lives of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in southeastern Bangladesh.

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Irene Icao, typhoon survivor: "I lost all five of my children"

Irene Icao, typhoon survivor: "I lost all five of my children"

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 14, 2013 0

TACLOBAN 14 November 2013 (IRIN) - Almost a week after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the eastern-central Philippine city of Tacloban, Irene Icao, 27, is still very emotional as she recalls in vivid detail

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Abandoned munitions endanger lives in Mali

Abandoned munitions endanger lives in Mali

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 19, 2013 0

DAKAR 19 March 2013 (IRIN) - Air and ground battles have left Mali’s central and northern regions littered with unexploded ordnance (UXO), seriously endangering the lives of children and the return of displaced

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Analysis: How real are Myanmar’s reforms?

Analysis: How real are Myanmar’s reforms?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 19, 2012 0

LONDON 19 November 2012 (IRIN) - The visit of US President Barack Obama to Myanmar on 19 November has renewed international interest in the country’s democratic reforms, but also skepticism about their impact

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HEALTH: Child survival up, but not enough

HEALTH: Child survival up, but not enough

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 11, 2012 0

NAIROBI 11 May 2012 (IRIN) - Global mortality among children younger than five years declined by 26 percent between 2000 and 2010 - meaning that the lives of some two million children were

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