Cyclone Idai Death Toll Now Above 1,000 As Thousands Of Cholera Cases Are Reported

More than 600 are dead in Mozambique alone. An aerial view taken in Beira, Mozambique, on April 1, 2019 shows the Picoco refugee camp where 2,000 displaced people are looking for shelter. HARARE, Zimbabwe — The death toll from the … Read More

Death toll from Cyclone Idai ‘could spiral past a thousand’ in Mozambique amid fears 500,000 survivors are at risk of fatal diseases and starving villagers resort to drinking from dirty puddles

Rescue workers in Mozambique fear an outbreak of cholera, dysentery or malaria could take the death toll from Cyclone Idai even higher after the country’s President said as many as 1,000 people could have died. Tens of thousands of people … Read More

El Niño Triggered Disease Outbreaks Across Globe

Increased sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean characterizes an El Niño, which is followed by weather changes throughout the world. Photo: NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio The 2015 to 2016 El Niño event brought weather conditions that triggered … Read More

Congo ebola outbreak: Deadly virus and cholera killing HUNDREDS amid political unrest

DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo is racing to contain a deadly cholera outbreak that has swept through conflict-ravaged villages and now spread to Lubumbashi, the country’s second-biggest city, senior health official Modeste Balloy Kusiwa said. Republic of Congo is racing to … Read More

Yemen sterilizes Sanaa water supplies as cholera outbreak picks up again

A nurse checks a boy at a cholera treatment centre at the al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SANAA (Reuters) – Authorities in the Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa are sterilizing water supplies at wells, distribution networks … Read More

Cholera epidemic fears in Somalia and Kenya as severe flooding forces families to flee their homes

More than 150,000 people have been forced to flee north eastern Kenya after the River Tana burst its banks CREDIT: ANDREW KASUKU /AP A potentially lethal epidemic of cholera and other disease is set to sweep parts of Somalia and Kenya after severe flooding left … Read More

Post-Saleh guerrilla conflicts leave scores of civilians dead

In the past 10 days, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, said in a statement that all sides in the country’s conflict are indiscriminately killing civilians. He said airstrikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition alone killed 68 … Read More

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