Humanitarian crises

March 03, 2017 - 6:45 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday kicked off a visit to spotlight Africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. "We came in order to show that this will no longer be a neglected crisis,"...
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March 03, 2017 - 6:35 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday kicked off a visit to spotlight Africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. One question in the aid response is the United States, which pledged no funding...
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March 03, 2017 - 6:04 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday kicked off a visit to spotlight Africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. One question in the aid response is the United States, which pledged no funding...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 file photo, health workers in full protective gear collect dead chickens killed by using carbon dioxide, after bird flu was found in some birds at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong. The World Health Organization says it has noticed mutations in the bird flu virus that is now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people still remains low. In a press briefing Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the U.N. health agency said in about 7 percent of the people infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, scientists have identified genetic changes suggesting the viruses are resistant to Tamiflu, the recommended treatment for the disease.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung, file)
March 01, 2017 - 8:54 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has noticed mutations in the bird flu virus now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people remains low. In a press briefing Wednesday, the U.N. health agency said in about 7 percent of the people infected...
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In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, malnourished baby Ali Hassan, 9-months-old, is held by his mother Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim, who fled the drought in southern Somalia, at a feeding center in a camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. Thousands of desperate people are streaming into Somalia's capital seeking food as a result a prolonged drought, overwhelming local and international aid agencies, while the Somali government warns of a looming famine, compounded by the country's ongoing conflict against Islamic extremists. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
February 28, 2017 - 8:20 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's new president has declared a national disaster for a drought that threatens millions of people and is creating fears of a full-blown famine. Tuesday's statement from the office of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed says he has appealed for help from the...
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Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed speaks at his inauguration ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Somalia's new leader, who also holds U.S. citizenship, was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
February 22, 2017 - 8:36 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's new leader was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, who also holds U.S. citizenship, was elected...
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