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HEALTH: Asia fails to take up rotavirus vaccine

HEALTH: Asia fails to take up rotavirus vaccine

carolyn.simon@hrc.org September 7, 2012 0

BANGKOK 07 September 2012 (IRIN) - Most countries in Asia have yet to make the rotavirus vaccine part of their national immunization programme (NIP), despite a World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to do

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CITIES: A helping hand for the urban poor

CITIES: A helping hand for the urban poor

September 6, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 06 September 2012 (IRIN) - With more than half the world now living in urban centres, city residents’ quality of life, vulnerability to natural hazards and diets are matters of growing importance,

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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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BURKINA FASO: Food for refugees will run out in September

BURKINA FASO: Food for refugees will run out in September

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 14, 2012 0

OUAGADOUGOU 14 August 2012 (IRIN) - Agencies cannot cope with the scale of refugee needs in camps across Mali, as their funding shortfalls are too great: 36 percent at the World Food Programme

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OPT: Is greater food security an illusion?

OPT: Is greater food security an illusion?

August 2, 2012 0

JERUSALEM 02 August 2012 (IRIN) - At a glance, the latest data on post-assistance food security in the West Bank and Gaza Strip - released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the

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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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