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Flooding prompts health concerns in Philippines

MANILA, 21 August 2013 (IRIN) – Philippine health officials have expressed concern over the risk of diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases following days of extensive flooding – and at least 15 deaths – in the north of the country. “These are the usual complaints we receive when we hold consultations in evacuation centres,” Philippine Health … Continue reading

Indonesian Temple Bombing Linked to Burma Violence

Violence against Muslim Rohingyas in Burma is believed to be the motivation for a bomb attack on a Buddhist temple in Indonesia. Officials say a bomb went off late Sunday at the entrance of a temple in Jakarta, injuring one person and causing minor damage. A message attached to the device said, “We hear the … Continue reading

Failed Humanitarian Intervention in East Timor

Failed Humanitarian Intervention in East Timor: A Bottom-up Hypothesis by Katherine Green The two decades since the end of the Cold War witnessed a new generation of warfare, which in turn gave rise to the parallel evolution of two diametric paradigms—ethnic conflict, and its consequential international response, humanitarian intervention. The hope for peace and prosperity … Continue reading

“Wealth-sharing” deal offers hope in Mindanao

MANILA, 16 July 2013 (IRIN) – The Philippine government has agreed to give sweeping fiscal powers to Muslim rebels on the island of Mindanao in a bid to end the country’s decades-long insurgency. The “wealth-sharing” deal between Manila and the 12,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was achieved on 13 July after six-days of bargaining … Continue reading