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Nigeria / Meningitis outbreak

Northern Nigeria fighting to contain worst meningitis outbreak since 2009

Thousands of meningitis cases have been reported by the Nigerian health ministry in the northern states Zamfara, Kebbi, and Sokoto since November 2016, in...
Diet Soda /

Boston University School of Medicine study says daily diet soda drinkers three times more...

People trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary soda for diet soda since late on the theory that the diet version is better. Now,...
Emma Morano

World’s oldest person, Italy’s Emma Morano dies at 117

Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person who is also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, died...
Ventolin / Salbutamol / Albuterol

GlaxoSmithKline : over 590000 Ventolin (albuterol) HFA 200D inhalers recalled due to a...

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling more than 590,000 Ventolin (albuterol) HFA 200D inhalers. Three lots of Ventolin HFA 200D inhalers have been voluntarily recalled due to...
United Nations

Trump budget cuts would hit United Nations and its affiliated agencies including Global Climate...

The United Nations and dozens of its affiliated agencies are facing deep funding cuts and possibly an end to US contributions, as the Trump...
UN / United Nations

UN warns about worst humanitarian crisis since WWII, states urgent need of $4.4 billion

The United Nations (UN) is warning that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II, with more...
Risk of starvation / Sudane famine

NGO Highlight: Over 100 million people at risk of starvation, UN FAO official

The number of people facing risk of starvation worldwide is over 100 million and will grow if humanitarian aid is not paired with more...
Somalia

Somalia says over 100 dead in last 48 hours due to drought

Over 100 people have died in southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhea resulting from drought, the prime minister, Hassan Ali...
MSF NGO aid access in Yemen

Doctors Without Borders urges NGO aid access in Yemen

Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday urged all warring parties to allow NGO aid access in Yemen, saying it had treated more than 55,000 people...
UNICEF Report - Humanitarian Action for Children 2017

UNICEF Report : Nearly 50 million children at risk from conflict and crisis, US$3.3...

According to a January 2017 UNICEF Report titled Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 (ISBN: 978-92-806-4864-5), nearly 50 million children are at risk...

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Quincy Jones, Ibrahim Maalouf, George Benson at Montreux Jazz Festival

Ibrahim Maalouf brought his bold, brassy sound to the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, moving from trumpet to piano solos as he blended jazz with...
Kasai region / RD Congo / Kindu church, Kinshasa

Over 3300 killed in Congo’s Kasai region – Catholic church report

Congolese security forces and a militia fighting them have killed at least 3,383 people in the central Kasai region since October, the Catholic church...
Oil tanker truck explosion / Pakistan / Bahawalpur

Oil tanker truck explosion in Bahawalpur, Pakistan kills at least 135

A devastating accident involving an oil tanker truck explosion has left at least 135 people dead in Bahawalpur, eastern Pakistan, the country's Oil and Gas...