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"Alarming" Malnutrition Among Kenya Refugees: UN Agencies

...vels" of malnutrition amongst Somali and Sudanese refugees based in camps in Kenya. The UN High Commissione...old of 15 percent. The camps are home to 237,000 refugees from the conflicts in neighbouring Somalia and Sudan, the agencies said. There are no more recent ...

Afghan Refugee Gives Birth to Quintuplets in Pakistan

... Pakistan. Pakistan is trying to get most Afghan refugees to return home, saying that some are involved in the Taliban insurgency in southern Afghanistan. Hundreds of thousands living in four camps in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province have been asked to either go home or to move to new camps fu...

Tibetans to Introduce Organic Farming

Tibetan refugees plan to introduce organic farming in India with the help of an Italian NGO . "A pilot organic village will be set up in each of the 12 major agricultural settlements spread across India," said Ngodup Dorje, head of the agriculture and cooperative d...

Global Health Enriching the States Economy

...hington State to improve the health of immigrants, refugees and Native Americans. It attributed more than 3,500 jobs in Washington State to organizations and companies addressing global health in low-income countries abroad, and more than 10,000 state jobs to organizations and companies working domestically....

UN Report Warns of 'environmental Refugees'

...t released Wednesday. "Much of the environmental refugees never return to the rural areas from which they were first displaced," says the 'State of the World Population 2007' report of the United Nations Population Fund (Unfpa). "Drought, flooding and the other consequences of climate change can also modi...

War Spreading AIDS a Myth-UNHCR

...ournal The Lancet. There are no data to show that refugees fleeing conflict spread HIV infection in host comm...n countries affected by conflict, and consequently refugees fleeing humanitarian emergencies have a high prevalence of HIV infection. But the study team could f...

No Clear Link Between Conflict, Rape and HIV: UN Study

...rveyed, it added. There is also no evidence that refugees exacerbate the HIV epidemic in host communities, t...ividuals might be exposed to HIV. Moreover, most refugees tend to come from rural areas where HIV is lower than in urban areas, the report noted. Spiegel an...

Red Cross renders emergency relief efficiently

... a complex situation. Bringing emergency relief to refugees and victims of poverty and disasters has been our key activity,' says a doctor at the St Johns Medical College, Bangalore. It would not be fair not to mention its pioneering effort in the field of blood services and one of the largest voluntary bl...

Children of Asylum Seekers Dont Get Adequate Medical Care in Australia

... sees access to health care for asylum seekers and refugees determined by their visa category. The College says a thorough health screen should be made available to all after arrival in Australia and access to this should be coordinated by the Health and Immigration Departments. The Royal Australasian Co...

Refugees No Burden On Health System

... a range of health problems among recently arrived refugees in Australia,' he said. 'One way to measure whether people born in refugee-source countries face difficulties in accessing hospitals would be to assess utilisation rates by length of time in Australia. 'It can be argued that recent arrivals would...

Australian PM Wants to Prevent Entry of HIV Positive and Leprosy Affected People

...his Government's own advice. He said the effect of refugees and migrants on the number of HIV infections was negligible. "And it's already very difficult for people with HIV to migrate to Australia. All (HIV-positive) people are initially rejected, they then have to appeal, and very few are approved. "Those...

Toolkit to Assess Reproductive Health Needs of Displaced Women

...revention (CDC). About 80 percent of the world's refugees and internally displaced people are women and chil...on Foundation through the CDC Foundation for women refugees fleeing their homes who are often vulnerable to critical health issues including reproductive health...

Suicide Bids Tripled Among Denmark Asylum Seekers Since 2001

...rsday . Sixty-seven asylum seekers of the 10,797 refugees living in camps -- or 0.6 percent of the total -- ...d too volatile for them to return. But Denmark's refugees minister Rikke Hvilshoej said: "There is no obvious link between the suicide attempts and the length...

TB Super-strain Found in Myanmar Migrants

...ghting for autonomy in their regions. Some live as refugees in Thailand in camps strung along the border, but many more are migrants who either cross back and forth or who take jobs in Thailand. Without addresses or telephones, providing follow-up treatment is difficult. Treating a normal TB case takes up t...

Number of TB Cases in Malta Increasing in Part Because of Immigration

...y. In 2005, a total of 1,861 immigrants and 912 refugees were screened for TB at the health department's Chest Unit. According to the sources, health officials in Malta have not taken adequate action to control the spread of TB in the country. Source-Kaiser Family Foundation/V...

Sleeping With The Enemy

...ad spoken up against allowing HIV infected African refugees into the nation. “My initial reaction is no, they should not be allowed in Australia. There may be some humanitarian considerations that could temper that in certain cases but prima facie, no. I think we should have the most stringent possible con...

Australian Prime Minister Wants to Ban Entry of HIV-infected

...ralia, has suggested that HIV-infected migrants or refugees be banned from entering the country//. Howard's tough stance over immigration of the HIV-infected comes in the wake of reports that the number of newcomers carrying HIV into the state of Victoria has more than quadrupled in the past two years. Hea...

Jolie-Pitt Donate $100,000 for Sudan Hospital

...mbassador for the UN, the actress had recently met refugees from Sudan's war-torn Darfur region. Source-IANS...

Flood Toll Rises, and Indonesia Braces for Disease

...nd mosques, where they slept crammed together like refugees in their own city. Five-star hotels were overbooked with well-to-do residents who had fled the flooding. Telecommunications and Internet connections were disrupted at several foreign embassies. Evacuations were carried out with rafts and dinghies...

Meningococcal Disease In Uganda

...ulation in the affected districts consists of both refugees and nationals living in rural, densely populated settlements. Three cerebrospinal fluid specimens have tested positive for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A by latex test. Case management has been initiated, community mobilization and education ar...

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