Cholera Cases Rise ‘Alarmingly’ in Democratic Republic of Congo Camps, Aid Workers Say

Aid workers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo warned Thursday of a possible “health disaster” because of an alarming surge in cholera cases in makeshift camps for displaced people. Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym MSF, said that between November 26 and December 7, 256 patients had been admitted to its cholera […]

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WHO: COVID-19 Sets Back Global Malaria Efforts, Especially in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has set global malaria control efforts back, especially in Africa, the World Health Organization says. However, this year’s World Malaria Report says countries were able to lessen disruptions to prevention, testing and treatment. In 2019, before the pandemic struck, there were 568,000 malaria deaths. Despite the pandemic and other humanitarian emergencies, WHO […]

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Pandemic treaty plans thrashed out at WHO

GENEVA— Negotiators are meeting in Geneva this week to thrash out a pandemic treaty aimed at ensuring the flaws that turned Covid-19 into a global crisis could never happen again.   As the third anniversary of the virus emerging rolls around, negotiators are raking over an early concept draft of what might eventually make it […]

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World Vision East Africa Hunger Emergency Response Situation report #18 | October 2022

A deadly mix of conflict, COVID-19 and climate change have pushed more than 7.3 million people across seven countries in East Africa to the very brink of a hunger crisis. Of critical concern are vulnerable children who are experiencing high levels of malnutrition. Conflict is one of the leading drivers of hunger globally. Every country […]

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FAO and Germany step up humanitarian action in rural Somalia

MOGADISHU— The Government of Germany and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have together increased humanitarian assistance through cash transfers to mitigate the impact of drought on the food security and livelihoods of affected rural communities in Mogadishu, Somalia.   Hunger is increasing and intensifying in Mogadishu with about 6.7 million […]

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