30 Mar 2017

UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4,000 in Burundi this year

“An outbreak of malaria has killed over 4,000 people in Burundi so far this year, the United Nations said Wednesday, a dramatic rise over the 700 victims the government announced just two weeks ago.” Source: UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4,000 in Burundi this year

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30 Mar 2017

More than 100 die in Malaysian immigration detention camps in two years

“More than one hundred foreigners died in the past two years in Malaysia’s immigration detention centers from various diseases and unknown causes, according to documents from the government–funded National Human Rights Commission reviewed by Reuters.” Source: Exclusive: More than 100 die in Malaysian immigration detention camps in two years |

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29 Mar 2017

Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies

“President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. support for an international deal to fight global warming.” Source: Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies | Reuters

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28 Mar 2017

Somalia Famine Complicates US Counter-Terror Campaign

“A stepped-up air campaign against the Al-Shabaab terror group in Somalia would be complicated by the famine and drought crisis sweeping the Horn of Africa, the head of U.S. Africa Command said Monday.” Source: Somalia Famine Complicates US Counter-Terror Campaign | Military.com

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27 Mar 2017

Venezuela asks UN for help as medicine shortages grow severe

“President Nicolas Maduro said he has asked the United Nations for help in dealing with Venezuela’s medicine shortages, which have grown severe as the country grapples with a crippling economic crisis.” Source: Venezuela asks UN for help as medicine shortages grow severe – CNN.com

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27 Mar 2017

Cyber presents serious environmental consequences

“In the cyber debate, there is a significant, if not totally over-shadowing, focus on the information systems themselves – the concerns don’t migrate to secondary and tertiary effects. For example, the problem with vulnerable industrial control systems in the management of water-reservoir dams is not limited to the digital conduit

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25 Mar 2017

Yemen on brink of worst man-made famine: UN

“The situation in Yemen is one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises – ‘and one that is entirely man-made’ – in saying that the United Nations human rights deputy chief on Thursday urged the national commission of inquiry to fulfill its mandate of investigating all alleged violations of international and

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24 Mar 2017

Red alert: Medellin air pollution kills 6 times more people than guns

“Breathing in Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, has become such a health hazard that the local government on Wednesday declared a red alert. The red alert seeks to lower smog levels that reportedly cost eight lives a day, more than six times the number of daily homicides in the city.” Source: Red alert:

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24 Mar 2017

Scientists warn world faces TB epidemic as disease ‘is becoming drug resistant’

“THE world is facing a tuberculosis epidemic on an ‘unprecedented scale’, scientists have warned. Drug-resistant strains are threatening to ‘derail decades of progress’.” Source: Scientists warn world faces TB epidemic as disease ‘is becoming drug resistant’

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24 Mar 2017

Senators: 20 million people in Africa could starve without help in next few weeks

“A bipartisan group of senators want Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to implement a ‘diplomatic surge’ to help alleviate famine in several war-torn or terror-plagued African countries.” Source: Senators: 20 million people in Africa could starve without help in next few weeks | Washington Examiner

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