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Table of contents
1. Uganda pilots mobile courts for refugees
2. South Sudan prioritizes immunization, keeps polio at bay
3. A unified approach to climate change and hunger
4. Floods highlight disaster management challenges in Kenya
5. Children bear brunt of CAR crisis
6. Europe's undocumented migrants struggle to access healthcare
7. Smart science in the fight against malaria

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Uganda pilots mobile courts for refugees



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KAMPALA, 23 April 2013 (IRIN) - Uganda's government and the UN Refugee
Agency (UNHCR) have launched a pilot mobile court system to improve
access to justice for victims of crimes in Nakivale, the country's
oldest and largest refugee settlement.
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South Sudan prioritizes immunization, keeps polio at bay



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JUBA, 24 April 2013 (IRIN) - Through frequent door-to-door polio
immunization campaigns, South Sudan has vaccinated more than 94 percent
of children under age five against the disease, according to the
Ministry of Health. The immunization effort has been one of the
country's few health success stories since it achieved independence a
year and a half ago.
Read report online

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A unified approach to climate change and hunger



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JOHANNESBURG, 24 April 2013 (IRIN) - Studies out of Ethiopia, India,
Kenya and Niger show that children born during natural hazards, like
droughts or floods, are more likely to be malnourished. Yet as the
climate changes, it is poor countries - already struggling with hunger
and food insecurity - that are increasingly likely to face these
natural hazards.
Read report online

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Floods highlight disaster management challenges in Kenya



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ISIOLO, 24 April 2013 (IRIN) - Assistance to thousands of
flood-affected families in Kenya has been curtailed by lack of a
national disaster management body, poor coordination, poor rural
infrastructure and other challenges.
Read report online

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Children bear brunt of CAR crisis



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BANGUI, 25 April 2013 (IRIN) - Sporadic armed clashes, looting of
orphanages, recruitment into armed groups, and widespread school
closures have made life perilous for children in the Central African
Republic (CAR) in the wake of a 24 March rebel coup by the S

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