US gives $91 million in additional food aid to drought-hit Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Aug 31 (Reuters) – USAID administrator Mark Green on Thursday said the United States would give an additional $91 million in emergency food assistance to help ward off starvation in areas in the south of the country teetering … Read More

Earthquake Panic: Fears over 8.5 magnitude mega quake ‘predicted to strike India TOMORROW’

PANIC has set in after fears emerged that an 8.5 magnitude mega earthquake was set to strike India tomorrow. Disaster officials in Nagaland, a mountain state in northeast India, bordering Myanmar, called for calm after social media erupted with claims … Read More

Hurricane Harvey in Photographs

Harvey, the storm that swept into Texas as a Category 4 hurricane over the weekend, continued its relentless devastation in Houston on Sunday as catastrophic flooding forced evacuations and emergency responders asked the public to donate their boats to aid … Read More

Hurricane Harvey hits Texas hard

(CNN) Hurricane Harvey has weakened since it hit South Texas head-on late Friday but forecasters say water levels will still rise as torrential rain and blasting winds continue over the next days. The powerful eye wall of Harvey initially reached … Read More

Hurricane Harvey Strengthens and Heads for Texas

Tropical Storm Harvey strengthened into a hurricane on Thursday as it headed to coastal Texas, where it was expected to bring life-threatening flooding, meteorologists said. The National Hurricane Center said Air Force Hurricane Hunter planes had spotted Tropical Storm Harvey … Read More

Amidst Official Denial, cholera on the rise in Sudan

A nationwide cholera epidemic in Sudan is expected to worsen during the current rainy season while authorities continue to deny the disease’s existence, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said. The Independent Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, who organized national … Read More

South Sudan: Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign concludes, Malaria deaths top 4,000

Cholera The first round of an Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign in four priority counties of South Sudan with active transmission of cholera, has successfully concluded despite security and access challenges in some areas, the World Health Organization Regional Office … Read More

Deadly South Asia floods affect 16 millon people

More than 16 million people have now been affected by seasonal flooding across a swathe of South Asia, say aid officials. The floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India are thought to have killed about 500 people and are expected to … Read More

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