At least 100 killed since start of heavy rains

‘We are urging people to move to safe grounds. Of course, it’s uncomfortable. But at this time we’d rather they feel funny but safe’. Villagers mill around a house that had collapsed and killing one person on spot over ongoing … Read More

5 of 7 nations hit by US travel ban are majority Muslim

The seven nations under the Trump administration’s travel ban – upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court – include five majority Muslim countries, prompting dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to assert that the entry restrictions were motivated by “animus toward the Muslim … 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

Grim milestone: Somalia drought and conflict forces one million people to flee

Over 1 million people in Somalia have been forced to abandon their homes this year seeking food and water, mainly due to drought. “We are alarmed at the massive scale of this crisis. On average, a staggering 3,500 people per … Read More

For 20 million people, conflict added to drought means no food to eat

Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this food crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed more than 70 years … Read More