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11 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN

Dear friends and colleagues,

IRIN is ending the year on a high.
Our climate change expert, Jaspreet Kindra, was invited to chair two separate panel discussions at COP 17 in Durban, and our PlusNews staffer, Keisha Rukikaire-Kagwa, was part of a satellite discussion on HIV in emergencies at the ICASA HIV/AIDS conference in Addis Ababa – great recognition of the quality of their work.

23 Nov 2011 description

Submitted by Mike on Thu, 24/11/2011 - 00:01

A paper published today by IIED warns that African governments are signing away water rights for decades with insufficient regard for how this will affect millions of local users, including fishing, farming and pastoralist communities.

23 Sep 2011 description
report UN News Service

22 September 2011 – Conventions and protocols on human rights and the environment continued to receive widespread support from Member States on the third day of the annual United Nations event aimed at promoting greater participation in global treaties and international law.

20 Sep 2011 description
report Save the Children

350 million children never see a health worker

Our new report, No Child Out of Reach, shows 350 million children will never see a health worker in their lives.

Children living in the UK will see a doctor or a nurse at least ten times in their first five years. But in Africa and Asia millions of children die every year from easily preventable diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhoea, simply because they have no way of being seen by a trained health worker if they fall sick.

Time for action

17 Aug 2011 description
  • Managing Konzo in DRC
  • Cash for work in urban Guinea
  • Income generation in Southern Sudan
  • National NGOs treat SAM in Niger
  • IYCF across sectors in Haiti
  • Pastoral malnutrition trends in Somalia
15 Jun 2011 description

This issue covers the period from November 2010 to May 2011. Its special focus is on climate change and climate variability and how these affect food and nutrition security and aggravate the problems of hunger and undernutrition. This edition aims to provide some basic understanding of the ways that climate change exacerbates humanitarian crises and to contribute to the debate about how to face this challenge.