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Guinea-worm disease: All cases reported from Chad this year

The Ministry of Public Health of Chad has launched a national "Heroes of Guinea-worm campaign" to accelerate the prompt detection and containment of all human cases and animals infected with Dracunculiasis medinensis(the Guinea worm).Guinea worm Image/Video Screen Shot "The campaign focuses on creat

OUTBREAKNEWSTODAY.COM - 2017-09-16 07:57:07

Omar Khadr visits with sister remain restricted, but can use internet freely

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr has been denied unsupervised visits with his controversial older sister who has expressed support for al-Qaida. Justice June Ross ruled Friday that Khadr and his lawyer, Nathan Whitling, have offered nothing new to allay security concerns surrounding Zaynab

CRANBROOKTOWNSMAN.COM - 2017-09-16 17:00:00

New Zealander born in Sudan struggles to become ASB customer

Banks like ASB have created anti-money laundering systems requiring people born in some overseas countries to provide more information than native-born Kiwis. A New Zealand woman born in Sudan, was left feeling racially profiled after she went to ASB to open a bank account. Afaf Amir took her New Ze

STUFF - 2017-09-16 17:00:00

World hunger worsens from war, climate events

The number of people suffering from hunger last year rose at the fastest pace since at least the beginning of this century as conflicts and climate-related issues curbed access to food. Those categorized as hungry increased by about 38 million to 815 million in 2016, accounting for 11 percent of the

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2017-09-16 01:40:35

South Sudan Opposes IGAD Proposal to Allow Free Movement Within E. African Bloc

Most members of IGAD back a proposal to allow free movement of citizens within the East African bloc - but are facing resistance from South Sudan, where officials remain cool to the measure. Officials and diplomats from the eight-nation bloc discussed the free movement proposal in Juba this week, a

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-09-15 10:03:45

If Angelina Jolie Worked in Your Office, She'd Look Like This in the Hallway

Angelina Jolie keeps her priorities in check and this week, aside from spending time with family, she's focused on helping others. The 42-year-old actress, mother, humanitarian, and United Nations Refugee Agency Special Envoy paid a visit to the organization's New York headquarters on Friday to meet

IN STYLE - 2017-09-15 21:30:00

Conflicts and Climate Change Fueling Rise in World Hunger

"This has set off alarm bells we cannot afford to ignore," according to U.N. report A rise in armed conflicts has led to an explosion in the world's refugee population, many of whom live in a state of food insecurity at refugee camps like the one seen here in Uganda. (Photo: UNMISS/Flickr/cc) Armed

COMMON DREAMS - 2017-09-15 20:53:27

World hunger is on the rise again

ROME - The number of chronically hungry people in the world is on the rise again after a decade of declines, the United Nations reported Friday, citing intensifying conflicts, floods and droughts. In an annual report on the state of food security, the UN said 815 million people were chronically unde

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-15 19:30:20

Meet Bill Kromer - Tri-County Times: Our Town

Introduced wheeled walker to U.S. Family man, married 60 years Bill Kromer, 82, of Linden, has led a life that most people can only imagine. After teaching and serving as a school administrator and professor in the U.S., he assisted three African countries in establishing their own viable elementar

TRI-COUNTY TIMES - 2017-09-15 17:37:00

Trump says travel ban 'should be far larger'

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) President Trump signaled he would like his controversial travel ban expanded, writing on Twitter on Friday that his ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries "should be far larger, tougher and more specific" but complaining that enlarging it would not be "politi

LA TIMES - 2017-09-15 21:23:00

Splits in Rebellion Make South Sudan Peace Deal Harder, UN Says

The splintering of South Sudan's rebellion is complicating the task of bringing an end to the almost four-year civil war, the head of the United Nations mission said. David Shearer, who took the helm of UN operations in the East African country in January, said the emergence of new armed groups in t

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-15 16:06:00

Floods Wash Away Homes in South Sudan's Bor

An overflowing Nile River and heavy rains flooded the South Sudanese town of Bor this week, sweeping away homes and leaving hundreds of families without food or shelter. Marth Aluel Akuei, a resident of the Lekyak area just outside Bor town, used mud to build a dyke around her damaged home. The thre

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-09-15 13:51:34

'How Beautiful': The Faces of Israel's Refugees and Migrants

For the past 18 months, Miri Davidovitz has been taking portrait shots of African refugees and migrant workers in south Tel Aviv. The aim: Giving the subjects a voice and presenting a positive image of them The number of asylum seekers in Tel Aviv from Eritrea and South Sudan, combined with migrant

HAARETZ.COM - 2017-09-14 12:27:21

Marina Satti: A greek - Sudanese emerging star who represents hope

She is both traditional and contemporary! She's simple in whatever she does but at the same time complex in her artistic attitude! Marina Satti is a Greek- Sudanese girl who has fascinated people from all over the world over the past few months by investing in contrasts. She may, of course, respond

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-09-14 10:26:39

Opinion Did Israel Make a Refugees-for-arms Deal With Uganda?

Despite this week's Ugandan media expose of an under-the-table refugee deportation agreement already challenged in Israel's Supreme Court, Kampala is still in denial. And the deportees, who sought safe haven in the Promised Land, face a bitter fate A leading Ugandan newspaper made a splash this week

HAARETZ.COM - 2017-09-13 22:17:59

Region must do more to pressure South Sudan leaders to end conflict: US diplomat

African countries should do more to pile pressure on South Sudan's political leaders, who seem incapable of resolving the country's four-year civil war, a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday. "We think there is more our African colleagues can and should be doing at this point, especially in terms of

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 09:17:12

US slaps sanctions on four nations for refusing to take deported nationals

The U.S. government has imposed sanctions on four countries that it says have refused to accept their deported citizens as part of the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. Continue Reading Below According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the four countries - Cambodia, Eritrea, G

FOXNEWS - 2017-09-14 08:22:00

As the death toll climbs in Sudan, officials shy away from the 'cholera' label

"As of July 7, health actors had recorded more than 23,200 cases of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) since August 2016, according to the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Sudan (GoS) Ministry of Health (MoH)."- U.S. Agency for International Development, fact sheet, July 27, 2017

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-14 07:00:41

Welcoming Refugees Should Be a Settled Question

Many Americans, and the American government itself, have expressed shock at the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The Trump administration has also said it is concerned about persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East. For his part, the president has said he wants to defend the right

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-14 19:24:49

Unwelcome in Israel, African refugees dream of home

Tel Aviv (AFP) - Tens of thousands of Africans who fled misery at home for safety in Israel are living in limbo, fearing deportation though some have lived in the country for more than a decade. Recognising a rising tide of discontent among Israelis over the migrants' presence in south Tel Aviv, Pri

BREITBART - 2017-09-14 07:00:00