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Renewed violence in CAR worsens humanitarian situation

The new outbreak of violence in eastern Central African Republic has result in thousands more displaced people in urgent need of water, food and shelter.
from Oxfam on May 23, 2017.

Nepal burns stockpile of 4,000 wildlife parts

For the first time in 20 years Nepal has burnt its stockpile of wildlife parts, showing it’s commitment towards zero tolerance of wildlife crime.
from WWF on May 22, 2017.

Number of newly displaced people in Congo greater than in Syria

Conflict, violence and disasters caused 31.1 million new internal displacements in 2016, says a new report, with more new displacements in Congo than in Syria.
from Norwegian Refugee Council on May 22, 2017.

South Africa risks becoming 'mafia state', warns deputy president

South Africa risks becoming a “mafia state”, warned South Africa's deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, as he called for a corruption probe at the top.
from Mail&Guardian on May 22, 2017.

Cholera outbreak in Yemen may be affecting 600 people a day

Yemen is experiencing an average of more than 1,000 suspected cases of cholera a day, almost two-thirds affecting children, warns a children's charity.
from Save the Children on May 22, 2017.

AGM protest planned over Chile dam

The biggest mining waste tailings dam in Latin America - 100 times larger than the Samarco dam in Brazil that breached in 2015 and killed 20 people - is set to expand further.
from London Mining Network on May 22, 2017.

Cholera death toll continues to rise in Yemen

A cholera outbreak has killed 315 people in Yemen since the end of April, the World Health Organization said on Sunday.
from Aljazeera on May 22, 2017.

Ethiopian WHO candidate is accused of downplaying epidemics

One of the candidates vying for top job at the World Health Organization is fighting off claims of covering up cholera outbreaks.
from Quartz Africa on May 19, 2017.

Single-dose malaria drug raises control hopes

A new antimalarial compound could pave the way for a single-dose treatment that boosts malaria eradication when used in combination with other preventative measures.
from SciDev.Net on May 19, 2017.

Five-fold increase in refugee and migrant children traveling alone

The global number of refugee and migrant children moving alone has reached a record high, increasing nearly five-fold since 2010, the UN Children's Fund reports.
from Unicef on May 19, 2017.
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