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Can Ebola Spread to DRC Neighbours?

Can Ebola Spread to DRC Neighbours?

U.N. officials warn the deadly Ebola virus could be spread by refugees leaving the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province. Officials are urging neighboring countries to increase surveillance at border crossings. More than 100 armed groups are involved in long-standing conflicts in DR Congo’s North Kivu province. Ongoing fighting and instability in the region […]

UNICEF and LIXIL to “Make a Splash” and Help Bring Sanitation to Children Around the World

UNICEF and LIXIL to “Make a Splash” and Help Bring Sanitation to Children Around the World

UNICEF (www.UNICEF.org), the world’s leading children’s organization, and LIXIL (www.LIXIL.com), a maker of pioneering water and housing products, are coming together in a new partnership to help vulnerable children gain access to safe and clean toilets. The partnership, named “Make a Splash! Toilets for All”, will leverage the two organizations’ complementary strengths to support progress […]

UNHCR Special Envoy for the Somali refugee situation calls for more support for refugees in Eritrea

UNHCR Special Envoy for the Somali refugee situation calls for more support for refugees in Eritrea

The Special Envoy for the Somali refugee situation, Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey, led a high-level delegation in Eritrea accompanied by the Deputy Director of Division of International Protection, Ms. Shahrzad Tadjbakhsh and the Head of the Legal and Policy Unit of the Regional Bureau of Africa (RBA), Mr. Leonard Zulu. Ambassador Affey led a successful […]

More Challenges for Long-Suffering Civilians in Eastern DRC – UN

More Challenges for Long-Suffering Civilians in Eastern DRC – UN

After months of conflict between the Hema and Lendu ethnic groups in eastern DR Congo’s Ituri region, a UNHCR team has recently been able to obtain access to the area where they met some of the 150,000 people formerly displaced people who are now returning in hope of finding their homes. Conditions are grim. In […]

Delivering babies in one of the most dangerous places to give birth

Delivering babies in one of the most dangerous places to give birth

The Jungle Midwife: Seyi Rhodes travelled to a remote area of the Central African Republic to meet Olga Yetikoua, a midwife helping mothers cut off from medical help for years because of civil war. Please follow and like us:

Looking back at the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone

Looking back at the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone

Surviving Ebola (Sierra Leone): It’s one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, working with those infected with Ebola. Unreported World went to meet the health workers of Sierra Leone’s first dedicated Ebola treatment centre at the epicentre of the epidemic in 2014. It was run by the charity Médecins sans Frontières . Shaunagh […]

As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President

As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President

About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red […]

Kim Jong-un orders execution of senior Lieutenant General ‘for giving officer colleagues extra food rations’

Kim Jong-un orders execution of senior Lieutenant General ‘for giving officer colleagues extra food rations’

A high-ranking military officer has been executed after Kim Jong-un reportedly discovered he was dishing out extra food to colleagues. Kim Jong-un is said to have been ‘irate’ when he got wind Lieutenant General Hyon Ju Song had been giving additional rice and corn rations to his troop and their families. Song, 56, is also […]

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife — global poll

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife — global poll

India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues, followed […]

The Unspeakable Truth About Slavery in Mauritania

The Unspeakable Truth About Slavery in Mauritania

Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process. In 1981, Mauritania made slavery illegal, the last country in the world to do so. Nonetheless, tens of thousands of people – mostly from the minority Haratine or Afro-Mauritanian groups – still live as bonded […]

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