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ASIA: Too much water lost to urban leaks

ASIA: Too much water lost to urban leaks

September 12, 2012 0

BANGKOK 12 September 2012 (IRIN) - South and Southeast Asia are home to 60 percent of the world’s population but have only 36 percent of its water resources - a situation likely to

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SYRIA: Ten things to watch out for

SYRIA: Ten things to watch out for

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

DUBAI 11 September 2012 (IRIN) - As the world focuses on daily fighting in Syria and the flight of refugees to neighbouring countries, the humanitarian situation inside Syria continues to be under-reported. Here

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Analysis: South Sudan struggles to meet demand for education

Analysis: South Sudan struggles to meet demand for education

September 4, 2012 0

YEI 04 September 2012 (IRIN) - Five decades of war and upheaval in South Sudan has had an inevitable impact on education - almost three-quarters of adults in the world's newest country are

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FOOD: Another strain of deadly wheat fungus in South Africa

FOOD: Another strain of deadly wheat fungus in South Africa

September 3, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 03 September 2012 (IRIN) - As the world’s supply of staple grains grows tight, scientists are learning about the discovery in South Africa of yet another deadly variant of Ug99 stem rust,

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Analysis: Armed groups should not be a law unto themselves*

Analysis: Armed groups should not be a law unto themselves*

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 15, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 15 August 2012 (IRIN) - The vast majority of the world's conflicts involve not just government troops but also armed groups, which act without state sanction or control - and while some

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AID POLICY: Hitching social media to humanitarian assistance

AID POLICY: Hitching social media to humanitarian assistance

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 17, 2012 0

NAIROBI 17 July 2012 (IRIN) - From Tweets in Egypt to blogs in Syria and Facebook campaigns in Sudan, the world has witnessed an unprecedented upsurge in citizen journalism, which played a major

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