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Worst humanitarian crisis? Unprecedented famine? Really?

The UN called East Africa's food crisis the world’s ‘worst since 1945,’ raising £40m in two weeks. Does it matter that it’s not true – and beside the point?
from OFI on May 19, 2017.
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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.
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World Health Organization urged to oppose factory farming

Factory farming is a major contributor to the three slow-motion global disasters highlighted by outgoing WHO chief Margaret Chan, warn a group of academics.
by Daniel on May 22, 2017.

Searching for Syria?

A new website aims to gives an insight into the Syrian refugee crisis, its human cost and the humanitarian response.
from UNHCR on May 22, 2017.
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A dying Indian river returns to life

A seven-year river rejuvenation project aims at bringing back river Kumudavathi by recharging groundwater
from Down to Earth on May 22, 2017.
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