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Indonesia

One year on, displaced Shi’a community remain in limbo

Index: ASA 21/029/2013 The Indonesian government must take immediate steps to ensure the safe, voluntary and dignified return of a Shi’a community from Sampang, Madura Island, back to their homes...

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Syria + 1 more

Opening Books Beneath Bombs

By Mutawalli Abou Nasser DAMASCUS, Aug 25 2013 (IPS) - The school system in Syria’s largest Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk, located in capital Damascus, has been shattered by the fighting that now...

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Iraq + 1 more

Protecting youth in Domiz camp: the story of Selima

The crisis and ever-increasing violence in Syria has since 2011 led almost 2 million people, including hundreds of thousands of children, to flee their land and seek refuge in neighboring countries...

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oPt

Stop Unlawful West Bank Home Demolitions

Spike in Destruction Raises War Crime Concerns (Jerusalem) – Israeli forces should immediately end unlawful demolitions of Palestinian homes and other structures in Occupied Palestinian Territory...

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Myanmar

Rohingyas continue to be persecuted despite Nasaka disbandment

By HANNA HINDSTROM Burma’s ethnic Rohingya continue to face heavy persecution in northern Arakan state, despite the dissolution of a controversial border guard force which had been implicated in mass...

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Bangladesh

Aid Cuts Childbirth Risks in Bangladesh

By Naimul Haq COMILLA, Bangladesh , Aug 23 2013 (IPS) - Seven months pregnant, 24-year-old Shumi Begum has travelled 220 km from her village with her paternal grandmother to consult a specialist on...

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Côte d'Ivoire

Sandegue adheres to peace and social cohesion

“We now understand better the values of peace, peaceful resolution of conflicts, human rights and the rights of the child,” declared Ouattara Abdoulaye, the chief of Sandegue village, 438 km...

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Pakistan

10 Steps to Improve Human Rights

Urgently Address Militant Attacks, Security Force Abuses, Religious Intolerance (New York, August 23, 2013) – Pakistan’s new government should urgently address serious human rights abuses, Human...

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Kenya + 2 more

Polio in the 21st Century: Case of missed chances

Just as Kenya prepared to celebrate the health feat of becoming polio-free, the disease has reared its ugly head in the north, particularly in Garissa, where officials believe it has been silently...

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Egypt

Despite violence, MCC work in Egypt continues

AKRON, Pa. – Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) continues to support its church partners in Egypt with their development projects and health and educational programs, in spite of being hampered by...

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Uganda

Ugandan campaign pins hopes on female condom

KAMPALA, 22 August 2013 (IRIN) - As Uganda continues to struggle with condom shortages and inconsistent use, an ongoing campaign hopes to encourage more young people to use condoms and to raise the...

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Uganda

Uganda: Measles Outbreak DREF operation n° MDRUG035

CHF 116,006 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in responding to measles outbreak through accelerated social...

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Nigeria

Conflict gives rise to food crisis in northeast Nigeria

KANO, 22 August 2013 (IRIN) - The Nigerian government has stepped up its emergency food aid in response to severe food insecurity and child malnutrition in the northeast, where the military has been...

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Egypt

Mass Attacks on Churches

(New York, August 22, 2013) – Egyptian authorities should take the necessary steps to protect churches and religious institutions against mob attacks, Human Rights Watch said today. Since August 14,...

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Egypt

Council conclusions on Egypt, 21 August 2013

The Council adopted the following conclusions: "The European Union has a long and close relationship with the Egyptian people and stands by them in their ongoing search for democracy, respect for...

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