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Red Cross releases emergency funds after violence rocks Haiti

More than 320,000 Swiss francs have been released from an emergency fund to help the Haiti Red Cross Society respond to violent civil unrest.
from IFRC on Feb 21, 2019.

Kabila moves to consolidate his coalition in D R Congo

In another indication that his political story is not over, former D R Congo president Joseph Kabila has made the the leaders of his coalition sign a loyalty pledge.
from africanews on Feb 21, 2019.

Death toll in Bangladesh fire rises to 70

The death toll from the fire at a chemical warehouse in Dhaka has now risen to 70, the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence officials said.
from Daily Star on Feb 21, 2019.

More than 2,500 foreign children living in north-east Syrian camps

More than 2,500 children from over 30 countries are living in three camps for people displaced in north-east Syria, including 38 who are unaccompanied.
from Save the Children on Feb 21, 2019.

Cut in global meat-eating needed to save the planet, warns report

A global switch to diets with less meat could save eight million lives by 2050 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two-thirds, say campaigners.
from Envirocidal on Feb 20, 2019.

Saudis talk of $100bn investment opportunities in India, after $20bn agreement in Pakistan

Investment opportunities for Saudi Arabia in India will exceed $100 billion, the country's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday.
from The National on Feb 20, 2019.

China bans foreign travellers from Tibet as uprising anniversary looms

China is barring foreign travellers from Tibet over a period that includes two political anniversaries questioning the legitimacy of Beijing’s rule over the Himalayan region.
from South China Morning Post on Feb 20, 2019.

Plastic threatens health on a global scale, report warns

Plastic is a human health crisis hiding in plain sight, warns a new report, 'Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet'.
from CIEL on Feb 20, 2019.

Thousands quit homes in Iraq's 'worst health crisis in decades'

Water shortages in rural areas in Basra and other southern areas of Iraq have forced thousands of people to leave their homes.
from Norwegian Refugee Council on Feb 20, 2019.

Workers strike at Port Sudan container terminal over concession deal

Workers at Port Sudan’s southern container terminal went on strike Monday to protest a deal with a Philippines port operator, employees said.
from africanews on Feb 19, 2019.
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