Sudan: Deteriorating Situation in El Fasher, Health System Collapsing Nationwide

UN News NEW YORK | 1 June 2024 (IDN) —The humanitarian situation for some 800,000 civilians in El Fasher, Sudan, and surrounding areas in North Darfur continues to deteriorate amid ongoing clashes between rival military forces, the UN reported on Friday. The fighting has reportedly forced thousands of people to flee since 10 May and […]

Boosting Manufacturing Capacity Is Crucial for Vaccine Security in Africa

By Busani Bafana BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe | 29 May 2024 (IDN) — Africa’s limited vaccine manufacturing capacity means heavy reliance on imports to respond to outbreaks. However, boosting manufacturing capacities on the continent can change this, says Petro Terblanche, the CEO of Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines, a biotechnology start-up company aiming to expand vaccine equity in […]

WHO Fears Bloodbath If Israel Launches a Full-Scale Military Operation in Rafah

By Jaya Ramachandran GENEVA | 3 May 2024 (IDN) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for respecting “the sanctity of health care”, adding that “parties to the conflict have the coordinates of health facilities”. These must be actively protected and remain accessible to patients, health workers and partners. “The safety of health and […]

Sudan: UN Concerned About Fast Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis

By Caroline Mwanga NEW YORK | 14 April 2024 (IDN) — One year after war erupted between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on 15 April 2023, Sudan is facing one of the fastest unfolding crises globally, with unprecedented needs. About 25 million people—of whom over 14 million are children—need […]

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