26 May 2015

Yemen war leaves 16 million without clean water

“Almost two-thirds of the population of war-torn Yemen has no access to clean water, two months into the Saudi-led air campaign against rebel forces, relief agency Oxfam said Tuesday.” Source: Yemen war leaves 16 million without clean water – Al Arabiya News

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22 May 2015

Guinea reports 27 new Ebola cases after previous lull

“Authorities in the country where the Ebola epidemic began are concerned about a new outbreak of cases just as officials hoped the crisis was coming under control.” Source: News from The Associated Press

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20 May 2015

Doctors Link Risky Burials to Ebola Rise in West Africa

“Only days after declaring the lowest number of new Ebola cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone this year, officials at the World Health Organization said Tuesday that there had been a nearly fourfold increase during the most recent week of reporting, to about 35 new cases.” Source: Doctors Link Risky

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14 May 2015

Lead poisoning kills 28 children in central Nigeria

“Lead poisoning has killed 28 children in central Nigeria’s Niger state, the government has said, in the latest incident that has claimed hundreds of lives in recent years. ‘As at 12th May, 2015, 65 cases and 28 deaths had occurred giving a case fatality rate of 43 percent,’ junior health

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14 May 2015

’10 deaths’ on stranded Myanmar migrant boat

“Myanmar migrants on a boat stranded for a week in the Andaman Sea with no food or water say 10 people have died, while some are resorting to drinking urine. The fishing boat, carrying about 350 people of the Muslim Rohingya minority, has been refused entry to Thailand.” Source: ’10

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13 May 2015

Migrant crisis: EU quota plan to take 20,000 refugees

“The European Commission has unveiled a new blueprint for dealing with the EU’s migration crisis, including a controversial plan for national quotas.” Source: Migrant crisis: EU quota plan to take 20,000 refugees – BBC News

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11 May 2015

‘Thousands’ of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea

“Thousands of refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar are stranded at sea close to Thailand, according to an international migration agency. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) told the BBC a Thai crackdown on recent arrivals meant many smugglers were now reluctant to land. “ Source: ‘Thousands’ of Rohingya and Bangladeshi

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11 May 2015

Mediterranean migrants: Libya rejects EU military plans

“Libya has criticised EU proposals to authorise the use of force against people smugglers taking migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe.” Source: Mediterranean migrants: Libya rejects EU military plans – BBC News

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10 May 2015

Boat carrying Rohingya migrants rescued off Indonesia

“A boat carrying about 500 members of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim community has been rescued off northern Indonesia.” Source: Boat carrying Rohingya migrants rescued off Indonesia – BBC News

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09 May 2015

Liberia Free of Ebola, Says WHO

“The World Health Organization has declared Liberia free of Ebola, marking the end of a national outbreak that at its peak infected as many as 400 new victims a week.” Source: Liberia Free of Ebola, Says WHO – WSJ

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