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1. Counter-terrorism laws can hurt humanitarian action
2. African governments still underfunding health
3. Food fears for tens of thousands in Jonglei
4. Analysis: The future of food aid
5. Briefing: Why the violence in South Sudan's Jonglei State

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Counter-terrorism laws can hurt humanitarian action



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GENEVA, 22 July 2013 (IRIN) - The growing body of counter-terrorism
legislation is having a direct impact on humanitarian action,
restricting funding, stalling project implementation, and resulting in
an increased climate of self-censorship by aid workers, according to a
new, independent study.
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African governments still underfunding health



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NAIROBI, 23 July 2013 (IRIN) - Twelve years after African governments
pledged in the Abuja Declaration to allocate at least 15 percent of
their annual budgets to healthcare by 2015, just six countries have met
this goal.
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Food fears for tens of thousands in Jonglei



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JUBA/BOR, 23 July 2013 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of people face severe
food insecurity as they hide in the bush in South Sudan's Jonglei State
following another wave of violence that has cut off aid to them.
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Analysis: The future of food aid



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JOHANNESBURG, 26 July 2013 (IRIN) - By the end of the next decade food
security could deteriorate in some of the world's poorest countries,
according to a recent global forecast by the US Department of
Agriculture (USDA).
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Briefing: Why the violence in South Sudan's Jonglei State



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JUBA, 25 July 2013 (IRIN) - Vicious inter-communal violence, an ongoing
rebellion and reports of state-sponsored human rights violations have
left more than 100,000 people in desperate need in South Sudan's
Jonglei, the largest and most densely populated of the country's 10
states.
Read report online

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