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South Africa records largest Listeria outbreak ever, more than 60 dead

WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier. Photo: UN Webcast video capture (file)

What's believed to be the largest outbreak ever of the deadly bacterial disease Listeriosis — or Listeria — has left more than 60 people dead across South Africa, with nearly 750 confirmed cases.…

12 Jan 2018 / Listen /

IOM calls on Social Media to “help explain the dangers” of migration

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Social media companies, in particular Facebook, need to do more to “help explain the dangers” of embarking on migrant…

10 Jan 2018 / Listen /

News in Brief 09 January 2018

Two little girls fetch water from a pond in Nget Chaung camp in central Rakhine, Myanmar.  © UNICEF/UN0155423/Thame

Vulnerable Rohingya children living in "appalling conditions": UNICEF The inability of UN agencies to access vulnerable Rohingya children who…

9 Jan 2018 / Listen /

People-smuggling networks in Libya "must be tracked and prosecuted"

In November 2017, IOM assisted 243 Guinean migrants in returning home from Libya under its Voluntary Humanitarian Return programme. Photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM)

Illegal smuggling networks which have imprisoned, tortured and abused thousands of migrants trying to cross Libya, "must be tracked…

9 Jan 2018 / Listen /
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