United Nations – Yemenis are dying from cholera, hunger and other ills because Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are not making good on funding pledges they made earlier this year, a top United Nations official warned on Thursday. Mark Lowcock, the UN’s emergency relief coordinator and under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, told the UN[…]
A cholera outbreak in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has reportedly been blamed on holy water, after at least 10 people died over the past two weeks, while more than 1 200 people have contracted the disease. According to BBC, authorities have blamed the spread of the acute water diarrhoea to[…]
At least 15 people have died in parts of central and southern Yemen after heavy summer rains triggered flash flooding, sweeping away dozens of cars and wrecking homes in the crisis-hit country, according to local officials and residents. Torrential rains destroyed several homes in Jibla, some 6km from the central[…]
A cholera epidemic raging across Yemen is spiralling out of control, with around one child falling sick every minute, an aid agency warned on Wednesday. Thousands of people could die in the coming months with up to 300,000 cases predicted, Save the Children said, adding that the infection rate had[…]
In the latest of our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir criticises the Sudanese government’s failure to get to grips with a cholera outbreak. After 10 months, Sudan’s Ministry of Health finally confirmed that there have been 265 deaths and more than 16,000 infected cases of “acute watery diarrhoea”[…]
More than 200 cholera cases have been reported in Yemen’s capital Sanaa as contaminated water and poor sanitation lead to a sharp rise in the transmission of the deadly disease. Cholera is one of several risks to civilians, but a rapid advance of the disease would add a new dimension[…]
Hurricane-ravaged Haiti is struggling to cope with a rise in cholera cases with officials warning that contaminated water and a lack of hygiene are posing a risk to thousands of people in the impoverished country. Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, ploughed through Haiti on Tuesday,[…]
The full scale of the devastation in rural parts of storm-hit Haiti became clear as the death toll soared to nearly 900 three days after Hurricane Matthew levelled huge swaths of the country’s south. As Matthew threatened the US coast on Saturday, US President Barack Obama urged Americans to mobilise[…]
War-torn Yemen has been hit by a cholera outbreak, the United Nations has warned, saying it poses a further threat to children in the impoverished country. “This outbreak adds to the misery of millions of children in Yemen,” Julien Harneis, the representative for the UN’s children agency (UNICEF) in the[…]
Humanitarian agencies are struggling to cope as tens of thousands of Burundian refugees stranded on Kagunga Island in Tanzania face worsening medical conditions. UNICEF officials told Al Jazeera on Thursday that conditions at Kagunga were “tough” and that a cholera outbreak had made conditions even more dire. At least 33[…]
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