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COLOMBO, 19 May 2010 (IRIN) – Local activists have expressed doubts over the effectiveness of a truth and reconciliation commission established by the Sri Lankan government, which will investigate events in the final years of the civil war that ended a year ago. (more…)

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NEW DELHI (AlertNet) – As Sri Lanka marks the first anniversary of the end of the war, shortages of food and water and outbreaks of disease are plaguing tens of thousands of war-displaced who are still living in camps, aid workers say. (more…)

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By Saba Tsitsikashvili, Humanrights.ge

April 22, 2010

http://www.humanrights.ge/index.php?a=article&id=4915&lang=en

“In the morning of March 13, before TV-Company Imedi released simulated Chronicle, the society studying the hypertension level among Georgian population published the results of their research in the IDP settlements. According to the research in Tserovani and Karaleti settlements, more than half of IDPs have high blood pressure, excitement and depression. “Our aim is to survey health conditions of the IDPs. We intend to protect the interests of these people. First of all, we want to regulate their chronic diseases and supply them with the medicines which are necessary for them. Providing corresponding information to the IDPs is also necessary. All competent structures shall involve this procedure,” said project director Dali Trapaidze at the conference. (more…)

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Reuters

January 18, 2010

Gunmen burst into a Baghdad office of a nongovernmental organisation on Monday and shot dead the five people inside, Iraqi police said.

The attackers planted a bomb in the entrance to the office which exploded when security forces arrived, killing or wounding some of them, local Sunni neighbourhood guard chief Nabil al-Qaisi said. (more…)

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BY Colin Freeze

Kandahar From Saturday’s Globe and Mail Last updated on Monday,

Aug. 03, 2009 03:39AM EDT

Abdullah Shah weeps as he tells the story of Oct. 24, 2006. “Allah saved me,” he says. “But I wish I was killed that night too, with my family.” (more…)

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By JANE PERLEZ and PIR ZUBAIR SHAH

Published: July 1, 2009

QASIM PULA, Pakistan — Islamist charities and the United States are competing for the allegiance of the two million people displaced by the fight against the Taliban in Swat and other parts of Pakistan — and so far, the Islamists are in the lead. (more…)

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29 Jun 2009 08:38:46 GMT
Source: IRIN
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LAHORE, 29 June 2009 (IRIN) – “I and my family of seven are living with strangers… They are kind people, from the NWFP [North West Frontier Province] who speak our language and know our ways – but they are poor themselves and cannot afford to feed seven more mouths,” said Mansur Khan, 50, from a village near Kalam in Pakistan’s troubled Swat District. (more…)

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