There are 2.1 million people internally displaced in Iraq. This includes hundreds of thousands of Yazidis, a Kurdish religious sect that was targeted for genocide by the Islamic State.
Get these clips delivered to your inbox At least 30 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Mauduguri in North eastern Nigeria.
Today, November 25, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In a show of support for a new 16 day campaign of activism launched by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women, the New York skyline was set ablaze with fiery colors last night, as both the UN headquarters and the Empire State Building were illuminated in orange. The campaign, which begins today, ends on December 10, which is International Human Rights Day.
Get these clips delivered to your inbox Senegal and Nigeria were able to contain Ebola. Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone were not.
Today’s map comes from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) which released its 2014 Trafficking in Persons report today.
The journalist Howard French spent a career covering West Africa and China for the New York Times. He stumbled into journalism somewhat accidentally while living in the Ivory Coast and has reported from the Liberian civil war, conflict in DR Congo, and covered social upheavals in China.
Get these clips delivered to your inbox. The WHO is sounding an alarm as the bubonic plague reaches the densely populated capital.
(Cookstoves Future Summit, New York) — Despite four million annual deaths as a result of black carbon smoke inhalation and the other dangers of open fire cooking, cookstove initiatives have historically only received little attention in the world of aid and development.
The recognition that children have special, specific civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights - above and beyond what is guaranteed in national laws and other international treaties – was a major breakthrough in the protection and advancement of children’s rights worldwide.
Get these clips delivered to your inbox. A pledging conference in Berlin netted $9.3 billion toward a $10 billion goal.
(Cookstoves Future Summit, New York) – Unless you are a serious camper, most of us in the developed world do not really think about cookstoves, let alone how they operate and their massive global impact.
The USA and Iran may remake the geopolitics of the Middle East with a successful outcome of a nuclear deal.
Get these clips delivered to your inbox. This action is a reflection of growing attention that is being paid to both micronutrient deficiency and also the public health burdens of obesity.
This is how the peaceful overthrow of a long serving African strongman is supposed to work. Burkina Faso’s political, civilian, religious and traditional leaders have not only hammered out a transition plan for the next 12 months, but new transitional leaders have also been selected, a mere 20 days since the fall of Blaise Compaore.
There’s one category of people you don’t often hear from in the unfolding crisis in West Africa: actual survivors of ebola.
Get these clips delivered to your inbox. It turns out unnecessary quarantine rules and the stigmatization of aid workers is undermining the fight to defeat ebola at its source.
Zamboanga, Philippines — This month, the Philippines is marking the one-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall.
Today’s map comes from a new World Health Organization report on the global health implications of drownings.
Get these clips delivered to your inbox. More people are enslaved around the world than were previously estimated, 38.5 million to be precise.
Permeable state borders have been both a contributor to, and a consequence of, the current upheavals in the Middle East.