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Indian monsoon floods kill 511 and damage 55,000 houses

Floods have killed 511 people in the current Indian monsoon season and damaged around 55,000 homes.
from Down to Earth on Jul 17, 2018.

'Alarming lack of funding' for humanitarian action claims lives

Half way into the year, humanitarian organisations have received only 35 per cent of the money needed for relief worldwide.
from Norwegian Refugee Council on Jul 17, 2018.

Record 123m infants received at least one vaccine in 2017, says UN

A record-breaking 123 million infants received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine in 2017, according to new UN figures.
from UN on Jul 17, 2018.

Tanzania president says his party will rule 'forever'

Tanzania's President John Magufuli, who has come under fire for his authoritarian leadership style, has vowed his ruling party will be "in power forever, for eternity".
from NCA on Jul 17, 2018.

Commonwealth observers will monitor Zimbabwe election

Former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama will lead a Commonwealth group to observe Zimbabwe’s general election on 30 July.
from The zimbabwean on Jul 16, 2018.

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record high, warns UN

Civilian deaths in Afghan violence hit a record high in the first half of the year, despite last month’s ceasefire between thegovernment and the Taliban, according to the UN.
from UN on Jul 16, 2018.

'Nigeria outstrips India' as country with most people in poverty

Nine out of 10 of the world’s poorest people will live in Africa within 12 years, say experts from Brookings Institution
from The Guardian on Jul 16, 2018.

Kiir given three more years in South Sudan and UN imposes sanctions

Lawmakers in Juba have voted to extend the term of President Kiir and the transitional parliament by three years while the UN has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan.
from DPA on Jul 14, 2018.

Violence driving Ethiopian displacement crisis as rains set in

Communal clashes in southern Ethiopia are fueling a humanitarian crisis in which more than 800,000 people have been displaced without food, clean water, shelter.
from ICRC on Jul 13, 2018.

Cameroon’s President Biya to run for seventh term

President Paul Biya of Cameroon will run for re-election in October, he said on Friday.
from Premium Times on Jul 13, 2018.
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