Table of contents


  1. HEALTH: TB response failing children
  2. In Brief: Children’s hopes and fears surveyed across the world
  3. Overview: Crossing into the unknown
  4. MADAGASCAR: Sentenced to malnutrition
  5. ZIMBABWE: e-Vouchers boost access to agricultural inputs
  6. MADAGASCAR: Cyclone preparations threatened


HEALTH: TB response failing children
JOHANNESBURG، 16/11/2012 (IRIN) - The global fight against tuberculosis (TB) has failed children: most TB programmes under-diagnose, under-treat or completely leave children with TB out, despite the increase in paediatric TB, and rising numbers of children who are infected with drug-resistant forms of TB strains, according to new research. full report
In Brief: Children’s hopes and fears surveyed across the world
ADDIS ABABA، 20/11/2012 (IRIN) - For the past three years, the ChildFund Alliance, a coalition of development and protection NGOs, has surveyed thousands of children around the world about their experiences, aspirations and concerns. full report
Overview: Crossing into the unknown
JOHANNESBURG، 21/11/2012 (IRIN) - Hamid’s parents migrated from Afghanistan before he was born and he grew up in Iran where life as an unregistered refugee was hard, particularly after his father returned to Afghanistan never to be heard from again. At the age of 15, Hamid paid smugglers to get him into Europe using money his two older brothers had raised from selling off their tailoring business. full report
MADAGASCAR: Sentenced to malnutrition
ANTANANARIVO، 21/11/2012 (IRIN) - Former gang member Robert, 62, shares a cell with 145 other inmates in Antanimora Prison in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo. He receives one meal a day of dried cassava. full report
ZIMBABWE: e-Vouchers boost access to agricultural inputs
GOROMONZI، 22/11/2012 (IRIN) - Johnson Mhaka, 50, an agro-dealer based in Goromonzi, about 40km southeast of the capital Harare, is enjoying robust 2012-13 sales thanks to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) innovative electronic voucher system, which is helping communal farmers access agricultural inputs. full report
MADAGASCAR: Cyclone preparations threatened
JOHANNESBURG، 23/11/2012 (IRIN) - A US$6.1 million funding shortfall is jeopardizing the World Food Programme’s (WFP) practice of pre-positioning relief supplies in many areas vulnerable to cyclones. The practice results in quicker response times to Madagascar’s clockwork-like natural disasters. full report