In this week’s show, the UN’s top humanitarian official says that famine is likely happening in Ethiopia’s Tigray, while food waste and poor diets continue to handicap millions of children worldwide, the Food and Agriculture Organization says.
We’ll also hear from an Afghan political activist who's speaking up for women's rights after the Taliban takeover, as well as bleak prospects for recovery in the Occupied Palestinian Territories from UN economists UNCTAD...and, a global initiative to tackle meningitis, with the help of the World Health Organization.
In this week’s show, aid to Afghanistan in the international spotlight, a deadly bacterial meningitis alert in northeastern DR Congo, Yemen’s “unbearable” war drags on, and alarming developments in northern Ethiopia, where the “hungry season” has started, as conflict escalates across Tigray’s borders.
A deadly outbreak of meningitis has been declared in a northeastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the World Health Organization (WHO) have been supporting health authorities to deploy an initial emergency response team.
More than 28 million children in northern Nigeria will be protected against measles and meningitis through an immunization campaign carried out by the authorities alongside international partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO).
Africa’s “meningitis belt” is so far experiencing much lower levels of cases than at the same time during last year’s annual epidemic season, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.
A new meningitis vaccine has proven effective in West African children, trumping any other vaccine currently on the market in the region and providing hope that the epidemic will eventually be eliminated, a United Nations-backed partnership announced today.