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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.

Sulawesi quake and tsunami recovery 'has just begun'

Six months after an earthquake and tsunami hit parts of Indonesia, recovery and rebuilding has only just begun, says the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
from IFRC on Mar 25, 2019.

Thailand votes in first post-coup election

High voter turnout is expected in Thailand on Sunday when voters head to the polls for the first election since the 2014 coup.
from Bangkok Post on Mar 24, 2019.

Unsafe water 'deadlier than bullets'

Under-15s in countries in conflict are almost three times more likely to die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by a lack of safe water than by direct violence, says a new report.
from UNICEF on Mar 22, 2019.

China chemical plant explosion kills 47, injures 640

Executives of a chemical plant in China have been taken into police custody after an explosion killed at least 47, injured 640 and spread pollution over a wide area.
from South China Morning Post on Mar 22, 2019.

Lagos-based Wecyclers wins African Development Prize

A Lagos-based waste management start-up, Wecyclers, has been awarded the King Baudouin Foundation African Development Prize.
from africanews on Mar 22, 2019.

UN flags warning signs in Sri Lanka as it debates civil war impunity

Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war came to a violent end a decade ago, but political upheaval and unchecked attacks on minority groups continue, warns a UN report.
from New Humanitarian on Mar 21, 2019.
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