WHO looks at health risks caused by damaged Fukushima nuclear plant

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Families at a shelter in Japan

The World Health Organization is assessing the health risks associated with exposure to radiation following a leak at a Japan power plant. Reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant were damaged following the massive earthquake and tsunami which hit the north-east of the country last Friday. Radmilla Suleymanova reports.

Special Rapporteur reports on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

Tomás Ojea Quintana

A number of changes have occurred in Myanmar since the end of 2010. The country undertook national elections for the first time in over two decades in November. One week later, Nobel Peace Prize winner and opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was released unconditionally following years of intermittent house arrest. And a new parliament began meeting at the beginning of January. Tomás Ojea Quintana, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, suggests much more needs to be done before human rights in Myanmar can be freely exercised.

Intensified Pakistan Violence Hinders Relief Efforts

Displaced family in Pakistan

Fierce fighting between the Pakistan’s army and militants intensified over the last few weeks, forcing people to flee for their lives and seek shelter. Most arrive at the camp with nothing but the clothes on their back. With increasing violence and dire living conditions, children are bearing the cost of the conflict. Radmilla Suleymanova reports.

Presenter: Gerry Adams Duration: 10’00″

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