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Saudi Forces Have Inflicted A Terrible Bombardment On Yemen - But The UK Arms Sales Keep Flowing

Andrew Smith | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Theresa May with King Salman of Saudi Arabia. Copyright, Number 10. It was apparently without irony that the UK Mission to the United Nations marked ...

Children In Yemen Need Our Support To Stop The Spread Of Cholera

Mike Penrose | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK
Mike Penrose

More than two years of brutal conflict, a looming famine and now life-threatening cholera that is spreading rapidly - right now, nearly ten million children in Yemen are in extreme danger. Yemen is currently facing a fast-spreading cholera outbreak that is of an unprecedented scale. In the last month, the number of reported cases has nearly doubled since the previous outbreak, and a much more infectious strain seems to be the culprit this time: contaminated water, untreated sewage and uncollected garbage have led to more than 400 associated deaths alone.

Somalia Crisis: One By One, My Children Slipped Away

Sean Ryan | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Sean Ryan

Across Somalia, the country worst affected by the Horn of Africa's escalating food crisis, more than half a million people are on the move in epic scenes that show not only the desperate urgency of fundraising appeals but also, sadly, the limits of the aid agencies' reach.

Is The World Making True Progress In Disaster Preparedness?

Louis Sherman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

Today we see Haiti ripped apart even more so than ever before, and now we must look to how future preparedness schemes across the world could halt such tragedies as those happening in Haiti happening to any other countries ever again into the future.

South Sudan - Children Swim in the Fetid Water as They Have Nowhere Else to Play

Barbara Jackson | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Barbara Jackson

I am very proud of CARE's work in Bentiu, but it is not enough. We need to do so much more - it is our obligation, our commitment, and it is the right of the people of South Sudan to receive our and other support at this critical time.

From the Crimea to Soho: Victorian Disease and Data Heroes

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

For many years, data visualisations have been transforming the way people see and understand data. Looking back at the history of data visualisation helps us in our work today.

Haiti Cholera Claims: Ultimatum to the United Nations

Dr Rosa Freedman | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK
Dr Rosa Freedman

The United Nations has been given an ultimatum - pay compensation to individuals affected by the cholera outbreak in Haiti or be brought before a nat...

Why You Won't Follow In Ancestors' Footsteps

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered how more years you've got on the clock? Well, unlike your ancestors, there are many diseases and health problems with which you simply w...

Government Launches £2m Cholera Response Plan

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK

The Coalition government has activated a £2 million emergency plan to help tackle a cholera epidemic sweeping through Sierra Leone. The Department...

A Living Legacy: What London's History Is Teaching Us About Tackling Cholera In Mozambique

Girish Menon | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Politics
Girish Menon

Cholera is a word that fills the world's poorest people with dread, but if asked, the average person in the west would probably know little apart from what is gleaned from foreign correspondents reporting from hellish refugee camps.

Worried Nigeriens Ponder: What's Next?

Terry Ally | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK
Terry Ally

In the space of 10 months, Niger has been hit by a food crisis brought on by high market prices and poor harvests, a refugee crisis triggered by conflict in neighbouring Mali, followed by a cholera outbreak and now devastating floods. It has left many in this West African state wondering when the next disaster is and what could it possibly be?

Two Years After the Earthquake, Merlin is Helping to Empower Haitians

Carolyn Miller | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Politics
Carolyn Miller

Two years after Haiti's worst earthquake in two centuries, I am proud to say that international health charity Merlin is still on the ground making a real difference to thousands of people's lives.

Rather Than Give Up on Africa, Perhaps We Should Ask a Different Question

Mark Woods | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK
Mark Woods

With eight sub Saharan economies having more than doubled in size since 2001 and more African children attending school than ever before, will Africa's public health conditions improve at the same rate that ours did?

Simple Solutions will Help Speed Recovery for Ethiopian Families

Barbara Frost | Posted 26.12.2011 | Home
Barbara Frost

The crisis gripping the Horn of Africa continues to devastate families and communities. Twelve million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti...