Somali children suffering most in refugee crisis

Somali mother and child

One in six children in the south of Somalia could die within a matter of weeks unless they receive urgent help. That's the assessment of United Nations agencies which are providing humanitarian aid to Somalis fleeing both drought and conflict in the Horn of Africa country. Nicki Chadwick has more details.

WHO campaigns for reduction in induced labour

doctor checking pregnant woman

The number of women in Latin America who choose to have their babies induced is on the increase, a trend which the World Health Organisation is trying to reverse. It says around 5% of all low risk pregnancies have the labour induced without medical justification which can often lead to post-natal complications”. It recently reviewed the births of children to 37,000 women in eight Latin American countries. Daniel Dickinson spoke to Dr Joao Paulo de Souza from WHO's Department of Reproductive Health and Research about the findings.

Women in Philippines sow seeds of future

woman planting

Women on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines are literally sowing the seeds of their future. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced in the north of the island as a result of forty years of instability caused by a conflict with an Islamic separatist group. But now as part of a World Food Programme or WFP project, women are being given the opportunity to lay down roots and rebuild their communities by cultivating food.

Presenter: Beng Poblete-Enriquez
Editor: Daniel Dickinson
Duration: 10'00"

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