Table of contents


  1. HIV/AIDS: Low prevalence, high stigma in Bangladesh
  2. Urban water woes
  3. Bleak 2013 humanitarian outlook for Afghanistan
  4. Tracking dollars to fight diarrhoea in Nepal
  5. Measles kills over 200 in Pakistan’s Sindh Province
  6. BANGLADESH: Community radio role in disaster preparedness
  7. In Brief: UNHCR concern over reported Rohingya deportations


HIV/AIDS: Low prevalence, high stigma in Bangladesh
DHAKA، 31/12/2012 (IRIN) - Even though HIV prevalence in Bangladesh is as low as 0.1 percent of the 160 million population, experts fear that widespread discrimination towards people who test positive for HIV may leave infections unreported. full report
Urban water woes
NEW YORK، 2/1/2013 (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. full report
Bleak 2013 humanitarian outlook for Afghanistan
DUBAI، 2/1/2013 (IRIN) - More violence and a worsening humanitarian situation are likely in Afghanistan in 2013, say aid agencies. full report
Tracking dollars to fight diarrhoea in Nepal
KATHMANDU، 3/1/2013 (IRIN) - Insufficient, fragmented and misdirected investment in the water and sanitation sector has hindered the fight against diarrhoea, leaving it one of Nepal’s leading child killers despite hundreds of millions of dollars having been invested, say practitioners. full report
Measles kills over 200 in Pakistan’s Sindh Province
KARACHI، 3/1/2013 (IRIN) - Measles has killed 210 children in Pakistan’s Sindh Province over the past year, and health officials and experts say further deaths are likely. full report
BANGLADESH: Community radio role in disaster preparedness
DHAKA، 4/1/2013 (IRIN) - Kurem Sulla is well aware of the importance of the media when it comes to early warnings of a natural disaster. full report
In Brief: UNHCR concern over reported Rohingya deportations
BANGKOK، 4/1/2013 (IRIN) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has expressed concern over reports that more than 70 ethnic Rohingya have been deported to Myanmar from Thailand. full report