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Bangladesh's deadly scarves

A student is raising awareness about a horrific road accident that is becoming all too common for young Bangladeshi women.
from Duke Global Health Institute on Mar 25, 2019.
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Asia on alert as fall armyworm spreads

Asian farmers and authorities need vigilance against fall armyworm attacks, after confirmation that the pest has spread from India to China and now to Southeast Asia, experts say.
from SciDev.Net on Mar 26, 2019.

'Drastic action' needed to deal with ebola epidemic

Without drastic action against the ebola epidemic in D R Congo there is no end in sight for the crisis, warns an aid organisation.
from Mercy Corps on Mar 25, 2019.

About 90,000 estimated to have been caught in Mozambique flood

Edinburgh University researchers estimate that 90,000 Mozambicans were caught in the flood west of Beira, and flood waters are falling only slowly.
from |Mozambique 450 on Mar 25, 2019.

Pro-military parties head for Thai election victory

The Shinawatra bloc that prevailed in five Thai elections was shocked on Monday as elections results showed its pro-military rivals headed for victory.
from South China Morning Post on Mar 25, 2019.
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Yemen war made possible by US and UK arms sales

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the start of the Saudi-led bombardment of Yemen, in which over 60,000 people have been killed.
from CAAT on Mar 26, 2019.

Death rate for C-section mothers '50 times higher in Africa'

The in-hospital maternal mortality rate following a Caesarean delivery in Africa may be 50 times higher than in high-income countries.
from The Conversation on Mar 26, 2019.
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Needs mount in Colombia as peace commitments lag

Colombia's 2016 peace deal was expected to reduce humanitarian needs. But 5.1m Colombians needed assistance in February, up from 4.2m in 2018.
from The New Humanitarian on Mar 25, 2019.
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