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Refugees, returnees from Nigeria strain Niger host population

Refugees, returnees from Nigeria strain Niger host population

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 23, 2014 0

DAKAR 23 April 2014 (IRIN) - There are now more returnees and refugees in Niger’s southeastern region of Diffa near the border with Nigeria than there are Malian refugees in western Niger, straining

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Jordan pins water hopes on controversial pipeline project

Jordan pins water hopes on controversial pipeline project

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 20, 2014 0

AMMAN 20 March 2014 (IRIN) - Jordan, one of the world’s most water scarce states, is facing a “perfect storm of pressures” including chronic scarcity, over-use, waste, and a massive increase in demand

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Patchy progress on NGO accountability in Sierra Leone

Patchy progress on NGO accountability in Sierra Leone

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 4, 2014 0

FREETOWN 04 February 2014 (IRIN) - Since the late 1990s, as the aid sector has matured, agencies around the world have grappled with the challenge of becoming more accountable to their intended beneficiaries.

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Future diets and the world’s expanding waistlines

Future diets and the world’s expanding waistlines

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 15, 2014 0

LONDON 15 January 2014 (IRIN) - Where is the best place in the world to eat? It all depends, as new calculations from Oxfam show, on what you mean by ‘good’.

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Anti-venom shortage hurts Myanmar’s snake awareness campaign

Anti-venom shortage hurts Myanmar’s snake awareness campaign

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 11, 2013 0

YANGON 11 December 2013 (IRIN) - Public education about snakebites in Myanmar has been largely successful in shifting people away from dangerous traditional practices to clinical treatment, but the inability to produce enough

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FAO’s hunger data – getting better

FAO’s hunger data – getting better

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 14, 2013 0

JOHANNESBURG 14 October 2013 (IRIN) - In 2012 the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) attracted criticism for its methods of calculating the number of hungry people in the world in its annual

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No action on homophobic violence in Cameroon

No action on homophobic violence in Cameroon

September 16, 2013 0

YAOUNDE 16 September 2013 (IRIN) - In Cameroon, one of the world's most homophobic countries, not only is intolerance towards same-sex conduct widespread, but murder and threats against homosexuals and rights activists are

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Analysis: Humanitarians tap into Indonesians’ digital activism

Analysis: Humanitarians tap into Indonesians’ digital activism

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

JAKARTA 06 September 2013 (IRIN) - Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, ranks as the most Twitter-active city in the world, and the country is also one of the most active on Facebook, making it a

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Vietnam looks to include disabled people in climate change action plan

Vietnam looks to include disabled people in climate change action plan

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

HANOI 14 August 2013 (IRIN) - With its long coastline and large deltas, Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the growing hazards of climate change, including rising

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A tale of two Za’ataris

A tale of two Za’ataris

July 26, 2013 0

ZA’ATARI 26 July 2013 (IRIN) - Just on the other side of Jordan’s Za’atari camp for Syrian refugees, now one of the world’s most notorious camps, lies another Za’atari: a poor village inhabited

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