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TANZANIA / CHOLERA SUCCESSES

Twenty-five-year-old John Nyabenda is feeling better. After three days in a cholera treatment center, he's regained some strength.UNHCR

28 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDI CHILDREN

This was the scene in Kagunga for the past two weeks – thousands of people who fled Burundi were gathering at this village on Lake Tanganyika that is a three hour boat ride away from the regional capital of Kigoma. UNICEF

27 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES

On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, crowds of refugees from Burundi are waiting for ships  to carry them away from the isolated village of Kagunga where according to UNHCR as many as 50,000 have come seeking refuge. UNHCR

22 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / TANZANIA CHOLERA

The UN Refugee Agency said a cholera epidemic in Tanzania’s lakeside Kagunga area has killed two local people and 29 Burundian refugees this week, adding to the serious challenges created by the forced population displacement from Burundi. UNTV CH

22 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES

Since the beginning of May more than 60,000 refugees from Burundi have fled to Tanzania, fearing violence and intimidation ahead of the Burundi's upcoming election.  The majority have arrived in Kagunga peninsula, a remote village on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where resources are scarce. UNHCR.

20 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / ALBINISM

Recently, Tanzania has witnessed a spate of brutal attacks and killings on people with albinism. The attacks are linked to myths and witchcraft.  In a bid to protect this vulnerable group, the Tanzanian government has resolved to round up children with the condition in 13 centres throughout the country. OHCHR

11 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / GREAT LAKES

The Security Council today (25 July) reiterated its commitment to the United Nations-brokered peace accord for Africa's strife-torn Great Lakes region and demanded an immediate end to hostilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where fresh clashes between armed rebels and Congolese troops have sent thousands of civilians fleeing for safety. UNTV

25 Jul 2013 | Read More »

DRC / INTERVENTION BRIGADE

The newly formed Intervention Force Brigade (FIB) held a drill exercise at their base in the town of Sake, some 25 km west of Goma the capital of North Kivu province. MONUSCO

19 Jul 2013 | Read More »

UNISDR / NATURAL DISASTERS

Jerry Velasquez, Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) for in Asia-Pacific Regional says that the good news is that less people are dying, but he warns that "the bad news is economic losses are going through the roof”. UNISDR / LINX PRODUCTIONS

15 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 »

 

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