Yemen: ‘Humanitarian crisis has never been worse’- Humanitarian Chief

Briefing by Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, on Yemen during the 8753rd Security Council Meeting. UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock warned that the humanitarian crisis in Yemen has never been worse. He told the Council that famine is again on the horizon, conflict is again escalating, the … Read more Yemen: ‘Humanitarian crisis has never been worse’- Humanitarian Chief

How do we develop a COVID-19 vaccine ethically? | The Stream

The race for a coronavirus vaccine is on. Scientists and drug makers all over the world are working around the clock to develop one of the most anticipated treatments in human history. But exactly what does it take to develop a vaccine? In this case, intentionally infecting people with COVID-19. Researchers inject healthy volunteers with … Read more How do we develop a COVID-19 vaccine ethically? | The Stream

Is the world abandoning Yemen? | The Stream

Millions of people across Yemen need aid and protection as the country’s half-decade civil war continues unabated, prompting the hashtag #YemenCantBreathe on social media. But splintering alliances and new fights for territory are deepening the chaos. The UN-recognised Yemeni government has long battled Houthi fighters in the north, with the military backing of Saudi Arabia. … Read more Is the world abandoning Yemen? | The Stream

Tracking infected people in minutes – South Korea leads the fight against Covid-19 – BBC News

South Korea is now aiming to track down people infected with the coronavirus in less than an hour, using the latest technology. The country has had one of the world’s most successful strategies for dealing with the virus, with fewer than 300 people recorded as having died from Covid-19. Meanwhile Boris Johnson has hosted a … Read more Tracking infected people in minutes – South Korea leads the fight against Covid-19 – BBC News

Yemen Pledging Conference & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Yemen – Financing for Development – New Policy Brief on COVID-19 and People on the Move – Libya – Syria – Niger – Burkina Faso – Somalia – Ghana – Bolivia – El Salvador – Climate Change – Air Travel – Financial Contributions YEMEN … Read more Yemen Pledging Conference & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 June 2020)

Coronavirus intensifies the world’s worst humanitarian disaster in Yemen

A lack of international funding is forcing the United Nations to cut aid programmes in war-torn Yemen, where the population is now facing COVID-19 alongside famine, cholera and other diseases. Sky News has filmed across the country, from the capital Sanaa to the divided city of Taiz, where hundreds are thought to have died in … Read more Coronavirus intensifies the world’s worst humanitarian disaster in Yemen

Coronavirus intensifies world’s worst humanitarian disaster in Yemen

A lack of international funding is forcing the UN to cut aid programmes in war-torn Yemen, now facing COVID-19 alongside famine, cholera and other diseases. Sky News has filmed across the country, from the capital Sanaa to the divided city of Taiz and the southern port of Aden, where hundreds are thought to have died … Read more Coronavirus intensifies world’s worst humanitarian disaster in Yemen

Rise in deaths with COVID-like symptoms in south Yemen: aid group

The charity Save the Children says 385 patients showing coronavirus-like symptoms have died in the past week in the southern port city of Aden alone, even as Yemen officially reports a mere 13 deaths from COVID-19. The UN envoy to Yemen says a perfect storm of cholera, malaria and the coronavirus poses a grave risk … Read more Rise in deaths with COVID-like symptoms in south Yemen: aid group

Plagues to coronavirus: how pandemics have transformed history

Coronavirus is nothing new: for centuries, infectious diseases have spread across the world. Their deadliness has been well documented – but have they altered the path of history? (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) From the Plague of Justinian to the Black Death to the spread of cholera and the eventual eradication of smallpox, pandemics have made a profound … Read more Plagues to coronavirus: how pandemics have transformed history

Yemeni rebels record first death amid UN fears virus is spreading undetected

Houthi rebels in northern Yemen have reported the first death from Covid-19. The United Nations fears the infection could be spreading undetected across the country, adding to existing health crises including a cholera outbreak. Meanwhile, Unicef is encouraging Yemen and neighbouring countries to follow up on measles and polio vaccines. Subscribe to France 24 now: … Read more Yemeni rebels record first death amid UN fears virus is spreading undetected

Pandemics in history: Cholera

In the 19th century, parts of Asia are devastated by a disease which then enters Europe through Russia. From the poorest to the bourgeoisie, nobody is safe from cholera. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: … Read more Pandemics in history: Cholera

At least 7 killed, 85 injured in northern Yemen flash floods

Yemen’s government has declared the southern port of Aden a “disaster area” after heavy rains led to flash floods in the city. The prime minister has asked other nations and relief organisations to help as the flooding could spread cholera further. The country is fighting one of the world’s worse outbreaks from the disease. Nearly … Read more At least 7 killed, 85 injured in northern Yemen flash floods

The Great Pandemics of History

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN Before the current crisis, pandemics have cropped up again and again, sometimes decimating entire populations. All this week, France 24 looks back at pandemics in history. The plague of Athens, the first ever recorded pandemic. SOT “A city, … Read more The Great Pandemics of History

COVID-19 adds to DR Congo’s multiple health crises

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is fighting a war against disease on multiple fronts. The healthcare system in one of the world’s poorest countries is struggling to treat cholera, measles, ebola – and now coronavirus. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Kinshasa. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more COVID-19 adds to DR Congo’s multiple health crises

Cuban doctors head to Italy to fight coronavirus

There will be Cuban doctors in Italy battling Covid-19 Al Jazeera reported on Cuba sending a grup of doctors to help with the unfolding medical crisis in Italy: Cuba is sending its medics to Lombardy to help Italian doctors fight the coronavirus outbreak. Cuban doctors were on the frontlines in the fight against cholera in … Read more Cuban doctors head to Italy to fight coronavirus