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One in three Somalis are affected by mental illness. Health workers worry that lack of care may contribute to the country’s instability.
After successfully changing other UN texts, the Trump administration is attempting to alter the wording to further its anti-abortion stance.
The UN says some two million people may try to flee the government assault on Idlib towards the closed Turkish border.
Indigenous knowledge has helped hill tract communities adapt to disaster threats, but rapid urbanisation and climate change are fuelling new monsoon risks.
A protracted conflict and distrust in a shaky healthcare system have helped measles thrive. New regulations and a vaccine campaign aim to change that.
Liberia and Sierra Leone were linked by war but have pursued separate paths to tackling post-conflict impunity – both are problematic.
Critics say a 2002 EU directive is vaguely worded and being used to crack down on NGOs and individuals. They fear an uphill battle to replace it.
Hundreds of children in one district have been diagnosed with HIV, and the response is grappling with stigma and low awareness amid a wider epidemic.
The UN agency says the ‘unprecedented’ case affects its global supply chain, with tens of millions of dollars of food aid on hold.
Tens of thousands of hungry civilians could find themselves caught in the middle of a biometrics standoff.