The invisible water crisis

World Bank The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality. Its impacts are wider, deeper, and more uncertain than previously thought and require urgent...

WHO, UNICEF call for family-friendly policies to encourage breastfeeding

Becoming the parent of a new baby is both a life-altering gift and an immense responsibility. This week, as countries around the world celebrate World...

Nigeria’s disaster response jells on a repository

The National Emergency Management Agency is to begin coordinating all interventions for disaster management and humanitarian response nationwide through an online platform. The platform, developed...

From breastfeeding to SDGs: D8 demand improved investment

The Developing-8 countries (D-8) Organization for Economic Cooperation has called for improved investment in low- and middle-income countries alike, to promote breastfeeding. The group has...

Is Nigeria ready to “find, stop, prevent” the next epidemic?

An evaluation suggests Nigeria is still “not ready” to find, stop and prevent epidemics. It calls for lawmakers to fund the country’s epidemic preparedness...

New UN fund to stabilise Lake Chad Basin countries against Boko Haram

The United Nations Development Programme has launched a multimillion-dollar fund to scale up the range of interventions meant to stabilise the Lake Chad Basin...

UN heads new approach to end Nigeria farmer-herder clashes

The United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) has met with key stakeholders to discuss the protracted conflicts involving herdsmen and farmers in...

Newly released data show refugee numbers at record levels

Emi Suzuki The number of refugees globally rose to 25.9 million in 2018, up from 25.4 million in 2017, and setting a new record,...

Becoming malaria free by 2020

Source: WHO Much of 21st century medicine is still spent battling ancient diseases. Malaria is such an old disease that there are references to it...

Aid support stalls conflict, displacement surge in northeast Nigeria

The United Nations has launched appeal for a total $983 million for continue providing food, water, shelter and protection to vulnerable populations affected by...

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