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UN / CAR MSF

A Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mortality study among Central African refugees in Sido, Chad, reveals extreme levels of death during a violent crackdown against the CAR's Muslim minority. The study found that one in three families surveyed had lost at least one family member between November 2013 and April 2014. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

CAMEROON / CAR REFUGEE APPEAL

WFP and UNHCR have appealed to the international community to fund the humanitarian efforts to help Central-Africans sheltering in Cameroon and other neighbouring countries.  WFP

4 Jun 2014 | Read More »

CAMEROON / CAR FAMILY REUNION

A mother of 11 children, separated from some of her family when fleeing violence in Central African Republic is reunited with them, four months later, in a refugee camp in neighbouring Cameroon. UNHCR

31 May 2014 | Read More »

CAMEROON / CAR YOUNG VICTIMS

Before arriving in Gbiti, which borders Central African Republic and Cameroon, the victims of anti-Balaka rebels often spent two to four months walking in the bush, eating roots and sleeping outside. Ibrahim Moussa was one of those victims, brutalized and left for dead. UNHCR

30 May 2014 | Read More »

CAMEROON / CAR MALNOURISHED CHILDREN

In town of Gbiti at the Cameroon’s border with Central African Republic (CAR) some 20,000 Central-Africans are recovering from months of walking and hiding in the bush while fleeing the conflict in their home country. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), almost half of children – refugees from CAR that arrive in [...]

22 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / CENTRAL AFRICA ARMED GROUPS

Significant gains have been made in recent years in combating the threat of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) but the countries of Central Africa still face numerous challenges that require continued international support, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council. UNIFEED – UNTV

12 May 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / POLIO HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS

The World Health Organization declared the international spread of wild poliovirus in 2014 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), adding that the international spread of polio to date in 2014 constitutes an extraordinary event and a public health risk to other States for which a coordinated international response is essential. WHO / FILE

5 May 2014 | Read More »

FAO / EDIBLE INSECTS

Population growth, urbanisation and the growing middle class are all contributing to a growing global demand for protein. Insects contain high levels of essential nutrients and vitamins, as well as high protein content comparable to meat products. FAO

13 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / TROPICAL DISEASES

A  UN report launched today (16 January) by the World Health Organization   in Geneva highlights momentum in controlling, eliminating and eradicating some of the longest-term scourges faced by humankind, especially the poor, and says the world is closer to the elimination of many of them. WHO

16 Jan 2013 | Read More »

CAMEROON / LIVESTOCK

Livestock are the lifeblood of African society, providing financial and food security for around 300 million people, but an estimated 25 per cent of animals die annually from preventable diseases. In countries like Cameroon, nuclear and nuclear-related technologies are helping to protect vulnerable communities from outbreaks of disease. IAEA

27 Oct 2012 | Read More »

 

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