November 13, 2019

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

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From BBC The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”. The move may encourage wealthy donor countries to provide more cash. But the WHO stopped short of saying borders should be closed, saying the risk of the disease spreading outside the […]

Cyclone Idai: ‘15,000 people still need to be rescued’

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From BBC Some 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say. The cyclone victims there are stranded by catastrophic flooding and are clinging to roofs or stuck in trees, charities say. In the port city of Beira, aid workers say there are only two to three […]

This Caribbean nation has seen 32 cases of child rape so far this year

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 19, 2018:Police in a single Caribbean nation are reporting that there have been 32 cases of rape of children over the past nine months of this year alone. Wesler Appolon, a spokesperson for the National Police of Haiti, described the issue as a real plague on […]

Why isn’t Silicon Valley doing more to fight Ebola?

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From The Daily Beast Witnessing arguably the worst public health crisis of the 21st century, the industry that claims to be changing the world is nowhere to be found. Where have all the tech titans gone? The executives of Silicon Valley like to boast that they’re changing the world for the better. But faced with […]

Children ‘beheaded and mutilated’ in Central African Republic, says Unicef

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By Mark Tran and agencies From The Guardian UN warns of unprecedented levels of violence against children, as December sectarian clashes result in 1,000 dead in Bangui Bangui, Central African Republic: a rare toy sits on a bench during a Christmas Day mass for children, at a makeshift camp for displaced people. Photograph: AP The […]