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10. – HEALTH

LEBANON / THREE MILLION SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syria's intensifying refugee crisis will today surpass a record three million people amid reports of increasingly horrifying conditions inside the country. Iman is a single mother to a 15-year-old daughter. She also looks after her disabled sister. UNHCR

29 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA ROADMAP

WHO has issued a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the Ebola outbreak inWest Africa. A WHO official stressed that although the plan is designed to address a case load “that could exceed 20,000 cases," this "is not saying we expect 20,000 cases; that is not saying we would accept, more importantly, 20,000 [...]

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IMF / EBOLA

An IMF spokesman said Thursday that the Ebola outbreak inWest Africais already having an acute economic impact. IMF

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / WFP AID CROSSING

For the first time since 2007, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip Wednesday, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days. WFP

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / CLIMATE CHANGE HEALTH RISKS

Action to reduce climate change could bring about previously unrecognized health benefits, while measures to adapt to climate change could also save lives by ensuring that communities are better prepared to deal with the impact of heat, extreme weather, infectious disease and food insecurity. These are two key messages being discussed at the first-ever global [...]

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / FOOD AID

Food aid convoys from the World Food Programme have reached displaced Iraqis inKarbala, southwest ofBaghdad, bringing the number of people receiving food assistance to over 700,000 people since the start of violence in mid-June. WFP  

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / E-CIGARETTES

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report says that e-cigarettes and similar devices –frequently marketed by manufacturers as aids to quit smoking – require global regulation in the interest of public health. According to WHO, “they contain chemicals and usually even a few cancer causing agents.” WHO

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / E-CIGARETTES PRESSER

The World Health Organization is calling for global regulation of electronic cigarettes and similar products. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, a WHO expert said "the tobacco industry pretends to be part of the solution to the health disaster that they have created." WHO

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Heath Organization warned the heavy toll on health workers is hampering the efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The UN agency noted that more than 120 health professionals have died and more than 240 have contracted the disease in the affected countries. UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MALNUTRITION

Every day, when Nyabel Wal, thinks of preparing food for her family of five, she has only one option, to harvest the wild grass, known locally as wool, that grows near her home. The plant grows virtually everywhere in South Sudan and it is believed to be the only weed holding the deteriorating lives of [...]

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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