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Jihadi jurisprudence? Militant interpretations of Islamic rules of war

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IRIN

DUBAI, 24 April 2014 (IRIN) - In 2012, the Taliban wrote an open letter to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in response to its accusations that the militant group had killed civilians.

IRIN:

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Islamic law and the rules of war

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IRIN

DUBAI, 24 April 2014 (IRIN) - With the majority of today’s conflicts taking place in Muslim countries or involving Muslim combatants, aid agencies are operating - arguably more than ever before - in situations where Islamic norms govern the terrain in which they work.

Islamic law contains a rich but complex set of rules on the protection of civilians. But can that centuries-old canon be reconciled with modern international humanitarian norms?

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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Conflict-related sexual violence - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2014/181)

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2013, is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) , in which the Council requested me to submit annual reports on the implementation of resolutions 1820 (2008) , 1888 (2009) , 1960 (2010) and 2106 (2013) with regard to conflict - related sexual violence. The report presents information on parties to conflict credibly suspected of committing or being responsible for acts of rape and other forms of sexual violence.

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The President’s Malaria Initiative - Eighth Annual Report to Congress | April 2014

Tomorrow, April 25, 2014, is World Malaria Day. Each year, this day commemorates the global fight toward zero malaria deaths and mobilizes action to combat the disease. On this occasion, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), releases its Eighth Annual Report to Congress [PDF, 20MB], which describes the U.S. Government’s contributions to the global fight against malaria.

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Acute malnutrition: An everyday emergency - A 10-point plan for tackling acute malnutrition in under-fives

Generation Nutrition – report shows ending child deaths from hunger in a generation is now possible

Child deaths from acute malnutrition could be ended in a generation, according to a new global campaign launched today by a coalition of leading international development organisations.

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Vacunas sin nevera: una prioridad para inmunizar a 22 millones de niños cada año

Un nuevo estudio de Médicos Sin Fronteras demuestra que una vacuna contra el tétanos sigue siendo efectiva tras un mes fuera de la estricta cadena de frío.

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New Research Finds Gap in Diarrhea Care of African Children

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Voice of America

Kim Lewis

New research recently published online by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene finds that young children suffering from diarrheal diseases are less likely to receive life-saving oral rehydration therapy (ORT) when seeking treatment in private clinics.

This first-ever, large-scale study of child diarrhea treatment practices in sub-Saharan Africa found that closing the gap between public and private clinics with regard to access to ORT could each year save the lives of 20,000 children under 5 years of age.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Disability Inclusion: Translating Policy into Practice in Humanitarian Action

A new report highlights the challenges facing about 6.7 million people with disabilities who are forcibly displaced around the world due to persecution, conflict and human rights violations.

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Heat-Stable Vaccines Urgently Needed to Reach the One in Five Children Missed by Immunization Worldwide

GENEVA/PARIS—The need for vaccines to be kept constantly cold is proving a major barrier in improving poor immunization coverage rates, with one in five children born each year missing out on lifesaving vaccinations, international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

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L’UNICEF et le Fonds mondial coordonnent leurs actions pour aller au-devant des mères, des nouveau-nés et des enfants

GENÈVE/NEW YORK– L’UNICEF et le Fonds mondial ont consolidé aujourd’hui un partenariat qui les unissait de longue date par la signature d’un nouvel accord visant à mieux coordonner les efforts visant à alléger le poids du VIH, de la tuberculose et du paludisme et à améliorer la santé des mères, des nouveau-nés et des enfants

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UNICEF y el Fondo Mundial coordinan esfuerzos para atender a las madres, los recién nacidos y los niños

GINEBRA/NUEVA YORK – UNICEF y el Fondo Mundial reforzaron hoy su asociación de larga data mediante un nuevo acuerdo para coordinar mejor las iniciativas destinadas a reducir la carga de VIH, tuberculosis y malaria y mejorar la salud de las madres, los recién nacidos y los niños.

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UNICEF and Global Fund Coordinate Efforts to Reach Mothers, Newborns and Children

22 April 2014

GENEVA/NEW YORK – UNICEF and the Global Fund today reinforced their long-standing partnership through a new agreement to better coordinate efforts aimed at reducing the burden of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and improving the health of mothers, newborns, and children.

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Aliments enrichis - persuader le secteur privé de faire le bien

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IRIN

LONDRES, 22 avril 2014 (IRIN) - Le Nigeria vient tout juste de passer, en grande pompe dans la catégorie des pays à moyen revenu. Ce n'est pas le genre de pays que l'on associe à la faim généralisée ou un pays dont les habitants obtiennent normalement - ou s'attendent à obtenir - une aide alimentaire. Et pourtant, près d'un quart des jeunes enfants nigérians ont un poids insuffisant et environ 40 pour cent présentent un retard de croissance ; ils ne consomment pas suffisamment d'aliments nutritifs pour développer leur plein potentiel physique et mental.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

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Estudiantes: el trabajo del PMA para lograr “El Reto del Hambre Cero”

Puede que hayas notado que últimamente el PMA ha estado usando mucho la frase “hambre cero”. Esto se debe a que el PMA forma parte de “El Reto del Hambre Cero”, una iniciativa de la Secretaría General de la ONU para eliminar el hambre en nuestro tiempo.

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UNFPA, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Boost Family Planning in Developing Countries

UNITED NATIONS, New York — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding to help increase access to family planning information, contraceptives and services in developing countries, particularly for young people.

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Fortified food - persuading the private sector to do good

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IRIN

LONDON, 18 April 2014 (IRIN) - With a certain amount of fanfare, Nigeria has just officially become a middle income country. It is not the sort of country associated with widespread hunger, or a country where people normally get, or expect to get, food aid. And yet around a quarter of small children in Nigeria are underweight, and around 40 percent are stunted; they do not get enough nutritious food to reach their full physical and mental potential.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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Diverse Functions of the INEE Minimum Standards in Education in Emergencies

An interview with Ken Rhodes, Deputy Director for Strategy and Development FHI 360°

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Why is education never an emergency?

Why is education never an emergency? You know, a blue-lights-flashing, rapid-response, something-has-to-be-done emergency.

Read the full report from the BBC