Many displaced after DR Congo volcano eruption still stuck in town of Sake

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Many displaced after DR Congo volcano eruption still stuck in town of Sake” – below is their description. The #eruption of Mount #Nyiragongo on May 22 #displaced hundreds of thousands of people in and around the city of #Goma, in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo … Read more Many displaced after DR Congo volcano eruption still stuck in town of Sake

🇵🇸 What’s left of Gaza’s fragile health system? | The Stream

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “🇵🇸 What’s left of Gaza’s fragile health system? | The Stream” – below is their description. The 11-day Israeli bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip caused widespread death and destruction and, though a ceasefire has now been declared, the impact of violence will linger – perhaps most … Read more 🇵🇸 What’s left of Gaza’s fragile health system? | The Stream

Measles Surge in DRC, Surpassing Covid-19 Deaths

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Measles Surge in DRC, Surpassing Covid-19 Deaths” – below is their description. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Covid- 19 deaths are being dwarfed by a far more infectious killer: measles. There have been more than 13,000 cases in the DRC since January 1st. “Between 2018 and … Read more Measles Surge in DRC, Surpassing Covid-19 Deaths

Coronavirus pandemic: Rising virus cases and shortages stoke chaos fears in Iraq

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Coronavirus pandemic: Rising virus cases and shortages stoke chaos fears in Iraq” – below is their description. Another admission to intensive care. Another panicked struggle to survive. For weeks, the #Covid-19 death toll has skyrocketed in #Iraq. In this intensive care unit managed by Médecins sans Frontières, … Read more Coronavirus pandemic: Rising virus cases and shortages stoke chaos fears in Iraq

Covid-19 Devastates Nursing Homes With Rising Number of Deaths

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on elderly people living in nursing homes. Karin Huster, a medical referent for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says, “I think over 40% of the deaths will will have happened in nursing homes. Nursing homes are places that have traditionally, you know, fragile people. This is where Covid … Read more Covid-19 Devastates Nursing Homes With Rising Number of Deaths

How has coronavirus disrupted family planning? | The Stream

The family planning needs of more than 200 million women worldwide are unmet and the coronavirus pandemic looks set to make things worse. As resources are diverted to fight the virus, experts warn an additional 49 million women may lose access to modern contraceptives and there could be an extra 15 million unintended pregnancies per … Read more How has coronavirus disrupted family planning? | The Stream

“States are increasingly restricting the assistance they give to refugees” – Chris Stokes, MSF

This week, world leaders will gather in Geneva to commemorate 60 years of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. Yet it is an anniversary that the world’s 15.1 million refugees have little reason to celebrate. Today, states are increasingly shutting their borders and restricting the assistance they give to refugees and people seeking … Read more “States are increasingly restricting the assistance they give to refugees” – Chris Stokes, MSF

UN to Airlift Aid Packages to Somalia for Eid ul-Fitr

240 metric tonnes s of aid will be airlifted from Saudi Arabia to Somalia in time for the Eid ul-Fitr holiday. The UN refugee agency UNHCR will distribute ready-to-eat meals, orange juice, sweets and biscuits to those hit by famine in Mogadishu and the Lower Shabelle region. The extra food will assist Muslims in the … Read more UN to Airlift Aid Packages to Somalia for Eid ul-Fitr