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Ethiopia’s drought overlooked as aid funneled to more desperate crises

From al Jazeera Addis Ababa’s efforts have managed the country’s worst drought in decades — but stymied needed international help by James Jeffrey IDAGA HAMUS, Ethiopia — Inside a health clinic in northern Ethiopia a nurse wraps a special tape measure around the upper arm of 9-month-old Aixiet, cradled in her mother’s arms. It reads red — […]

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UN health agency ramps up efforts against Tanzania cholera outbreak

Burundian refugees being treated for acute diarrhoea in a cholera treatment centre in Kigoma, Tanzania. Photo: UNHCR/B. Loyseau 18 June 2015 – The cholera outbreak in Tanzania continues to spread among the populations in the country’s western Kigoma region amid an influx of refugees from neighbouring Burundi, the United Nations health agency warned today as […]

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Ethiopia Successfully Interrupts Wild Polio Virus Transmission

Addis Ababa, 16 June 2015 (WIC) – The external assessment team that conducted the final Polio outbreak assessment in Ethiopia on 8-12 June 2015 confirmed that Ethiopia has successfully interrupted polio transmission. This encouraging conclusion was received nearly two years after the outbreak was confirmed in the Horn of Africa and outbreak activities initiated to respond […]

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Children seized from South Sudan school not released yet

JUBA, South Sudan/NAIROBI, Kenya, 28 February 2015 – Scores of children seized by armed men from a village in northern South Sudan two weeks ago remain forcibly recruited as child soldiers, despite intensive efforts to locate and free them. One week ago UNICEF reported that 89 children preparing for exams were forcibly recruited as child soldiers, […]

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