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Myanmar

Thousands of Meikhtila displaced remain homeless

By SHWE AUNG Some 3,000 mostly Muslim residents from Mekhtila remain homeless nearly six months after their homes were burnt to the ground in a deadly bout of religious violence, as a dispute over...

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How well are migrants really doing?

JOHANNESBURG, 13 September 2013 (IRIN) - Although people migrate for a range of reasons and some are forced to leave their country by conflict, persecution or natural disasters, those who leave...

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Jordan + 1 more

Students promote learning in Za'atari Camp, Jordan

By Toby Fricker The school year is starting, in Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan. Fourteen-year-old Mozoun is among 30 children on a mission to get their peers back to school. ZA’ATARI CAMP, Jordan, 12...

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India

Religious riots displace 10,000 in northern India – report

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 12 Sep 2013 01:29 PM Author: Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Around 10,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in northern...

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CAR

Central African Republic: Back to War Again?

Over the last week, armed skirmishes around the small city of Bossangoa in the northwest of the Central African Republic (CAR) led to the death of up to 100 people and the destruction of a number of...

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Syria + 5 more

Children of Syria - A UNICEF update, 12 September 2013

By David Youngmeyer TARTUS, Syria – Amanda, 7, eats popcorn from a paper cone as she takes a break from an activities programme for displaced children in eastern Tartous governorate. With its rolling...

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CAR

CAR Crisis Opens Rift Between Muslims, Christians

Gabe Joselow September 11, 2013 BANGUI — As the security situation in the Central African Republic continues to deteriorate, a new unsettling rivalry between Muslim and Christian communities has...

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World + 12 more

The World We Want to See: Perspectives on Post -2015

Give Us a Voice Over New Development Goals, Say People Living In Poverty Decisions on a new global plan for ending poverty and protecting the environment must be informed by the voices of poor...

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Syria

Helping displaced Syrian children cope with conflict

By Alma Hassoun UNICEF reaches children by supporting school clubs and Child Friendly Spaces, some mobile, around the Syrian Arab Republic. Staff member Alma Hassoun met a few of the Syrian children...

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Yemen

End Child Marriage

(Sanaa) –Yemen should protect its girls from the devastating effects of early marriage by setting 18 as the minimum age for marriage by law, Human Rights Watch said today. The current political...

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Nigeria

NEMA, NOA and Emergency Management

Written by Sanya Adejokun Since he resumed in office, three years ago, the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani-Sidi has actively promoted the formation...

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