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Zimbabwe plunges towards a food crisis

Zimbabwe plunges towards a food crisis

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 14, 2015 0

MHONDORO-NGEZI 14 May 2015 (IRIN) - Farisai Moyo was hoping for a bumper harvest this year, but all he has to show for his hard work is a field of wilted maize –

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Killing us softly

Killing us softly

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 27, 2015 0

HONG KONG 27 March 2015 (IRIN) - Of the 100 million Chinese who watched a documentary - later censored - about air pollution in their country, 172,000 are likely to die this year

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Millions of aid dollars lost in currency swings

Millions of aid dollars lost in currency swings

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 26, 2015 0

BEIRUT/GENEVA 26 March 2015 (IRIN) - Currency fluctuations this year could cost relief agencies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost income, threatening aid to millions of people around the world. >

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Photo gallery: Ebola overshadows Decoration Day in Liberia

Photo gallery: Ebola overshadows Decoration Day in Liberia

March 12, 2015 0

MONROVIA 12 March 2015 (IRIN) - Thousands of recently bereaved Liberian families, in the wake of the ongoing Ebola outbreak, have no graves to visit this year on Decoration Day.

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Disaster warnings ignored in Sri Lanka

Disaster warnings ignored in Sri Lanka

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 2, 2015 0

COLOMBO 02 March 2015 (IRIN) - Lives and livelihoods are being lost unnecessarily in Sri Lanka because local communities are ignoring disaster warnings.

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Nice and dirty – the importance of soil

Nice and dirty – the importance of soil

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 16, 2015 0

NAIROBI 16 January 2015 (IRIN) - Be it laterite, loam, peat or clay, soil is life. It's the foundation of food security, and so the UN has declared 2015 as the year to

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Boko Haram fuels displacement crisis in Niger’s Diffa Region

Boko Haram fuels displacement crisis in Niger’s Diffa Region

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

DAKAR 12 December 2014 (IRIN) - Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram militias have driven nearly 90,000 people into neighbouring Niger’s impoverished Diffa Region this year, sparking food security and protection worries.

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Libya aid push constrained by insecurity

Libya aid push constrained by insecurity

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 1, 2014 0

DUBAI 01 October 2014 (IRIN) - A wave of violence between militia groups vying for power is sweeping across parts of Libya, prompting international organizations to put forth an ambitious plan to provide

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Polio cases surge in Pakistan

Polio cases surge in Pakistan

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 29, 2014 0

ISLAMABAD 29 September 2014 (IRIN) - Pakistan is heading for one of its worst years for polio in recent times. According to figures from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), 166 cases of

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A tribute to two Ebola heroes

A tribute to two Ebola heroes

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 19, 2014 0

DAKAR 19 August 2014 (IRIN) - Today is World Humanitarian Day when the UN sets out to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. This year the UN

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