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United Nations warns Yemen conflict is leading to country's collapse
World

United Nations warns Yemen conflict is leading to country's collapse

Stephen O'Brien told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that "Yemen now has the ignominy of being the world's largest food security crisis," with over 17 million people in need of food

United Nations: 1.4 mn children acutely malnourished in Somalia in 2017
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United Nations: 1.4 mn children acutely malnourished in Somalia in 2017

Geneva: Somalia, hit by drought and on the verge of famine, will count 1.4 million acutely malnourished children by the end of the year, up 50 percent from late 2016, the UN said on Tuesday.

UN issues formal apology to Haiti for its role in cholera epidemic causing over 9,000 deaths
World

UN issues formal apology to Haiti for its role in cholera epidemic causing over 9,000 deaths

The UN formally apologized to Haiti for its role in the country's cholera epidemic after refusing to admit its responsibility up until this year.

Iraqis fleeing Fallujah lack shelter, water; may contract cholera: Doctors Without Borders
World

Iraqis fleeing Fallujah lack shelter, water; may contract cholera: Doctors Without Borders

The UN estimates 42,000 people have fled Fallujah since a military operation to retake the city began in late May, but the MSF says its closer to 30,000.

El Nino could be transporting cholera-like diseases, reveals new study
World

El Nino could be transporting cholera-like diseases, reveals new study

El Nino, the climate cycle that develops along the tropical west coast of South America every 3 to 7 years, could be transporting cholera-like diseases through bacteria that thrive in seawater, a study said.

Around 83% of diseases in Mumbai are water-borne: Survey
Mumbai

Around 83% of diseases in Mumbai are water-borne: Survey

With monsoon at its peak, water contamination is the biggest issue for households as nearly 83 per cent diseases are in the city being water borne, according to a survey

Malaria rises by 71%, cholera makes a Mumbai comeback
Mumbai

Malaria rises by 71%, cholera makes a Mumbai comeback

Cases of dengue has doubled in the past four years and malaria has seen a 71 percent rise in Mumbai.

Twitter exposed epidemic in Haiti before health officials
News & Analysis

Twitter exposed epidemic in Haiti before health officials

Twitter was an important tool in crisis of political nature, especially, in recent times, in Egypt, Libya, Syria and Tunisia.