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Namibian eye doctor wins Mandela Prize

A Namibian ophthalmologist is one of the first two winners of the first-ever Nelson Mandela Prize.
from UN on Jul 27, 2015.
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Bockade and violence pushing 25,000 Yemenis into hunger daily

Since the start of the Yemen conflict, nearly 25,000 more people a day are going hungry as the fighting and blockade restrict food and other supplies, a charity warns.
from Oxfam on Jul 28, 2015.

US accused of fixing rights report to get Malaysia into trade deal

The US State Department has removed Malaysia from its list of violators of human rights related to human trafficking, in order to include Malaysian an Asian trade deal.
from Friends of the Earth on Jul 28, 2015.

Mangrove protection 'essential for slowing climate change'

Indonesia’s mangroves store one-third of the world’s coastal carbon stock and must be protected if the country is to slash its emissions and help mitigate climate change, [...]
from Center for International Forestry Research on Jul 28, 2015.

UK faces claims that aid could be supporting Pakistan death penalty

The UK Foreign Office is fighting a legal battle to defend the secrets of the aid budget, amid claims that British money could be supporting the death penalty in Pakistan.
from Daily Telegraph on Jul 27, 2015.
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‘I’m the custodian of some of the darkest stories in the world’

Working for the UN during Sri Lanka’s civil war prompted Benjamin Dix to find a way to bring human rights abuses to a wider audience. His answer? Comic strips.
from The Observer on Jul 27, 2015.

Climate guru Hansen warns of rapid sea-level rise

A research paper by leading climate scientist and activist James Hansen shows that sea levels are rising much more quickly that previously believed.
from ENS on Jul 27, 2015.
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Health camp keeps prolapse at bay in the Nepali mountains

Over 1,000 Nepali villagers made the long climb to a mist-covered health camp to seek relief from ailments that included uterine prolapse (fallen womb).
from The Advocacy Project on Jul 28, 2015.
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