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LAOS: Domestic trafficking goes undetected

06/10/2010 ANA 0

Domestic trafficking is under-reported in the Lao PDR due to lax law enforcement, stalled anti-trafficking legislation and lack of knowledge about how to define trafficking, says the UN. The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare […]

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SYRIA: Microfinance to combat drought

06/10/2010 ANA 0

Farmers and herders are being targeted with microfinance in an effort to relieve drought-related poverty in Syria. Widely used across the developing world since the 1970s, Syria has relatively few providers. “Microfinance can be an […]

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IRAQ: Political wrangling affecting IDPs, refugees

06/10/2010 ANA 0

The delay in forming a new Iraqi government following elections in March is adversely affecting internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees, according to a senior UN official. „This situation certainly makes it more difficult to […]

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SUDAN: The shape of humanitarian space in Darfur

06/10/2010 ANA 0

Darfur, described recently by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as still “dangerous, difficult, not stable”, is among the world’s most challenging environments for humanitarian workers. Insecurity and the often-related lack of access are major […]

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ASIA: Boosting community resilience in disasters

01/10/2010 ANA 0

A bed sheet to stop bleeding, broken furniture as splints for fractures, Buddhist temples turned into evacuation centres and bottled water to decontaminate wounds: People are often forced to innovate when disaster hits. “In the […]

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