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Rohingya in Thailand - safe for now
29 January 2013 (IRIN ), The future of more than 1,500 recent Rohingya boat arrivals in Thailand is unclear, despite a government reprieve allowing them to stay for another six months.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97365/Rohingya-in-Thailand-safe-for-now
Jakarta flooding highlights prevention gaps
24 January 2013 (IRIN ), Recent widespread flooding in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, highlights the need for more effective flood management.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97326/Jakarta-flooding-highlights-prevention-gaps
In Brief: Forced labour in Thai factory
22 January 2013 (IRIN ), Up to 700 Burmese migrant workers in a pineapple factory in Thailand’s southern Prachuap Khiri Khan Province are victims of forced labour, according to a recently released report by Helsinki-based corporate watchdog Finnwatch.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97302/In-Brief-Forced-labour-in-Thai-factory
In Brief: UNHCR concern over reported Rohingya deportations
4 January 2013 (IRIN ), The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has expressed concern over reports that more than 70 ethnic Rohingya have been deported to Myanmar from Thailand.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97173/In-Brief-UNHCR-concern-over-reported-Rohingya-deportations
Urban water woes
2 January 2013 (IRIN ), In Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare (population 3,000,000), a man relieves himself in the dirt next to his tin shack, holding his nose to ward off the stench of a nearby overflowing latrine. In Ramallah (population 300,000) in the occupied Palestinian territory a 14-year-old girl wakes with menstrual cramps - and skips class because her school lacks a washroom where she can clean herself in private. In Bangladesh’s mega-capital (population 12 million), a monsoon-season flash flood leaves thousands with cholera.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97161/Urban-water-woes
DISASTERS: Slow-onset disasters take toll
7 December 2012 (IRIN ), In southwestern Bangladesh, recent large-scale water-logging - stagnant flood water that fails to recede - threatens agriculture and public health for years to come. It is a crisis in the making, highlighting the risks slow-onset natural disasters pose to poor countries, and how ill-prepared officials are to respond - even with ample early warning.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96989/DISASTERS-Slow-onset-disasters-take-toll
Analysis: Assessing Southeast Asia’s aid coordination during crises
6 December 2012 (IRIN ), Governments and aid groups in Southeast Asia, the most natural-disaster prone region in the world, say more coordination is needed to prepare for and respond to emergencies.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96983/Analysis-Assessing-Southeast-Asia-s-aid-coordination-during-crises
THAILAND: Question marks over new approach to drug-users
23 November 2012 (IRIN ), In September 2011, the government of Thailand moved to try and decrease the number of drug-users by 80 percent by adopting a more “softly, softly” approach, rather than sending people straight to jail. Progress on drug addiction is being made, say experts, but challenges remain.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96872/THAILAND-Question-marks-over-new-approach-to-drug-users
In Brief: Malaria summit opens in Sydney
31 October 2012 (IRIN ), More than 200 health experts have gathered in Sydney for a three-day conference to bolster political commitment to tackle the spread of malaria.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96668/In-Brief-Malaria-summit-opens-in-Sydney
In Brief: Southeast Asia wasting too much food
9 October 2012 (IRIN ), Food losses in Asia due to disasters or poor storage, packing and delivery are set to worsen, and governments are ill-prepared to stem the wastage, according experts recently convened by the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies in Singapore.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96485/In-Brief-Southeast-Asia-wasting-too-much-food

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