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1. Counter-terrorism laws can hurt humanitarian action
2. African governments still underfunding health
3. Analysis: The future of food aid
4. Somaliland to stiffen human trafficking penalties

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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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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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Somaliland to stiffen human trafficking penalties



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HARGEISA, 26 July 2013 (IRIN) - The government of the self-declared
republic of Somaliland will stiffen penalties for human trafficking to
stem illegal migration, particularly by the region's youths.
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