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‘Everything is destroyed’: 850 000 people in danger as Cyclone Idai moves west
‘Everything is destroyed’: 850 000 people in danger as Cyclone Idai moves west
Almost 850 000 people have been affected by severe rains and flooding caused by cyclone Idai, a tropical cyclone that hit the Mozambican port of...
The Geneva Conventions need teeth to be effective
The Geneva Conventions need teeth to be effective
On August 22, 150 years ago, the first Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field...
Libyan unrest snarls Tunisian resort airport
Libyan unrest snarls Tunisian resort airport
Thousands of foreign workers desperate to flee deadly unrest in neighbouring Libya have turned the airport of the scenic Tunisian resort island,...
Spectre of cholera still haunts Zimbabwe
Spectre of cholera still haunts Zimbabwe
The cholera infection rate in Zimbabwe is nearing the 100 000 mark in Africa's worst outbreak in 15 years, aid agencies said on Tuesday.
WHO: Zim cholera cases pass 50 000 mark
WHO: Zim cholera cases pass 50 000 mark
More than 50 000 people are now infected with cholera in Zimbabwe's epidemic, which has so far killed 2 773 people, the latest figures from the...
Red Cross deploys teams to fight cholera in Zim
Red Cross deploys teams to fight cholera in Zim
The Red Cross has deployed seven emergency teams normally reserved for major global disasters to fight Zimbabwe's worsening cholera epidemic, it...
Red Cross asks for $420-million for development
Red Cross asks for $420-million for development
The international Red Cross is asking for $420-million to help better prepare for floods, earthquakes and disease outbreaks around the world, but...
Red Cross begins emergency food distribution in Zim
Red Cross begins emergency food distribution in Zim
The Red Cross said it will on Wednesday start distributing emergency food supplies across Zimbabwe to reach about 24 000 vulnerable people in...
US flies cyclone aid to Burma
US flies cyclone aid to Burma
The first United States military aid flight landed in Burma on Monday, but relief supplies continued to just dribble into the reclusive state nine...
Floods in Uganda: Can such disasters be prevented?
Floods in Uganda: Can such disasters be prevented?
"Our crops have been destroyed by the water and houses have collapsed," says Egoliam of his village's ordeal in Amuria, Uganda. The heaviest rains...
Red Cross: Nearly 90 dead in West Africa floods
Red Cross: Nearly 90 dead in West Africa floods
Severe floods across West Africa have killed at least 87 people, most of them in Nigeria, over the past two months, the International Federation of...

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