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Malnutrition stalks Pakistan’s desert regions

KARACHI 31 March 2014 (IRIN) - Pastoralists and others in Pakistan’s desert regions of Cholistan in the southern Punjab and Tharparkar in Sindh are facing a grave crisis: Their livestock are dying, their children are malnourished, and when families move to less drought-affected areas they often get a hostile reception.

Jordan pins water hopes on controversial pipeline project

AMMAN 20 March 2014 (IRIN) - Jordan, one of the world’s most water scarce states, is facing a “perfect storm of pressures” including chronic scarcity, over-use, waste, and a massive increase in demand caused by refugee arrivals, according to a report published this month by the NGO Mercy Corps.

Factoring conflict reduction into WASH programmes

CHESKAM (EASTERN NEPAL) 14 March 2014 (IRIN) - Evidence that sanitation interventions can contribute to local stability and conflict reduction is encouraging and should be considered in programme design, experts say.

Swazis give government poor marks in survey

MBABANE 03 January 2014 (IRIN) - A large majority of people in Swaziland go to bed hungry and blame their government for failing to address their food needs, according to findings from the first formal survey to determine how Swazis view their standard of living.

Laos’s urban-rural WASH divide

VIENTIANE 05 March 2014 (IRIN) - Laos has been growing at 8 percent a year over the past decade but rural areas, where most people still live, are being left behind in terms of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, health experts warn.

Google muestra altibajos al rastrear dengue en México

Estudio halló que Google Dengue Trends funciona mejor en algunos estados y no otros para detectar brotes de dengue.

BRAC WASH releases video on faecal sludge management

The BRAC WASH programme has released a short video about their ongoing study in Bangladesh on the use  of faecal sludge from double pit latrines as organic fertiliser.

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