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U.S. Announces $45M In Funding To Address Food Security In Zimbabwe

U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe: United States Provides US$45 million in Response to Increased Food Insecurity in Zimbabwe “The United States government announced US$45 million in funding to respond to the critical food security situation in the upcoming lean season between October 2019 and March 2020 in Zimbabwe. The contribution, provided…

Opinion Piece Discusses Potential Evolution Of Ebola Virus

New Yorker: Is Ebola Evolving Into a More Deadly Virus? Richard Preston, author “This July, the World Health Organization declared that an outbreak of Ebola in the provinces of Ituri and North-Kivu, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, was a ‘public health emergency of international concern.’ This particular…

Impact Of DRC Ebola Outbreak On Children Worsening; Rwanda, DRC Work To Prevent Disease Crossing Border; DRC Doctors Arrested Over Murder Of WHO Epidemiologist

Agence France-Presse: DRC medics arrested over murder of WHO Ebola doctor “Three Congolese medics have been detained over the murder of a World Health Organization (WHO) doctor who was fighting an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, a military prosecutor said on Wednesday. Cameroonian doctor Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung…

FAO Provides Regional Overview Of Food Insecurity, Malnutrition In Sahel

Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N.: Sahel — Regional overview (July 2019) In this piece, FAO provides an overview of food insecurity and malnutrition in the Sahel region, including the organization’s planned response from July to December 2019, the response to date since 2018, and the region’s challenges facing…

Populations Of 17 Nations Experience Extreme Water Stress, Report Says

CNN: A quarter of world’s population are living with extreme water stress “A quarter of the world’s population is living in regions of extremely high water stress — with ‘once unthinkable’ water crises becoming common, researchers have said. With the climate crisis biting, 17 countries — home to one in…