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Indian schools prevent child vaccinations because of anti-vaccine rumors spreading on social media

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The UN vaccination campaign in India has been met with fierce resistance as parents and even some schools opposed the idea of vaccinating children. The Health officials believe rumors circulating on social media are to blame. Thousands of children in India have missed out on the necessary immunization, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) complained. Read More

After Cyclone Idai, thousands still cut off, many more in need: aid agencies

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – One month after Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa bringing devastating floods, aid agencies say the situation remains critical with some communities in worst-hit Mozambique only just being reached with aid. FILE PHOTO: Women wait to receive aid at a camp for the people displaced in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Read More

Cholera case confirmed among cyclone victims in Mozambique

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Mozambique officials have confirmed the first cases of cholera in the cyclone-ravaged city of Beira. The five cholera cases are in Munhava, one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the hard-hit port city. Beira, which is home to around 500,000 people, is struggling to provide clean water and sanitation after Cyclone Read More

Cyclone Idai: International aid easing 'chaos and confusion'

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By John Sparkes, Africa correspondent Where there was chaos and much confusion, now there is action at the humanitarian response centre in the Mozambican city of Beira. Authorities and international aid agencies know what they are dealing with and have begun to tackle it. Cyclone Idai has displaced 230,000 – and many more lack food Read More

RAF to take 20 tonnes of supplies to cyclone survivors

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An RAF aircraft is to deliver 20 tonnes of UK aid supplies to countries devastated by Cyclone Idai. The A400M Atlas aircraft will help provide critical aid to the survivors in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The government of Mozambique has declared a national emergency after the cyclone, and the aid with help meet immediate needs Read More

Cholera cases reported as hunger, disease stalk African cyclone survivors

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Cholera cases were reported on Friday in the Mozambican city of Beira, adding a risk of deadly illnesses for hundreds of thousands of people who are scrambling for shelter, food and water after catastrophic flooding in southern Africa. Locals look on after Cyclone Idai in Buzi district outside Beira, Mozambique, March Read More

Hunger, disease stalk Africa cyclone survivors, U.N. sees 1.7 million affected

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people scrambled for shelter, food and water across a swathe of southern Africa on Friday after a cyclone killed hundreds and swept away homes and roads, testing relief efforts for survivors facing a growing risk of cholera. A girl stops to look as a man walks past Read More

Cyclone Idai: More than 500 dead and figure set to rise

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Aid workers are scrambling to get food and water to desperate survivors of the devastating cyclone that hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, as thousands remain trapped by floods. Some people in the Mozambique port city of Beira are still clinging on to rooftops or trees almost a week after Cyclone Idai struck. At least 240 Read More

Cyclone survivors clinging on to trees as they await rescue

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Aid workers are scrambling to get food and water to desperate survivors of the devastating cyclone that hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, as thousands remain trapped by floods. Some people in the Mozambique port city of Beira are still clinging onto rooftops or trees almost a week after Cyclone Idai struck. At least 217 people Read More