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Thousands of unregistered children born in Liberia during Ebola crisis at risk of exploitation – UNICEF

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the more than 70,000 Liberian children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola outbreak may be unable to access basic health and social services, obtain identity documents, and risk the danger of being trafficked or illegally adopted.

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Ebola: UN emergency response mission winds down as WHO announces possible ‘game changer’ vaccine

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Having achieved its “core objective” of scaling up global action to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response will officially wind down today, transferring its role to the World Health Organization (WHO), which just announced that an experimental vaccine being tested in Guinea appears to be highly effective and could be a “game changer.”

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Ebola vaccine 100 percent effective in Guinea trials

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Posted by admin 1 day 19 hours ago (http://www.france24.com)
The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100 percent effective.

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Kenya: Small-Scale Farmers Defying Climate Change - Greenpeace

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Posted by admin 2 days ago (http://www.newsfromafrica.org)
The report documents some of the ecological farming practices which farmers in Western and Eastern Kenya are using to nurture crops e.g. drip irrigation, indigenous knowledge, intercropping and using compost and manure for enhancing soil fertility.

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Burundi: EU Increases Humanitarian Aid for Refugees

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Posted by admin 2 days ago (http://www.newsfromafrica.org)
This funding increase brings the total humanitarian aid for the Great Lakes region for 2015 to €56.5 million. The aid released mainly for Burundi refugees amounts to €9 million since the end of April, when their numbers started growing.

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UN agencies and partners warn of ‘acute shortage’ of meningitis vaccines

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Posted by admin 4 days ago (http://www.un.org)
West Africa is at risk of a large meningitis outbreak unless drug manufacturers increase vaccine production by 5 million doses before the 2016 meningitis season starts in January, the United Nations and leading public health organizations warned today.

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Anti-Boko Haram force delayed by political divisions

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Posted by admin 2 days ago (http://www.france24.com)
The presidents of Nigeria and Cameroon tried to overcome their divisions over a multinational force created to fight Boko Haram on Thursday but the talks stalled over issues including the troops' right to cross-border pursuit.

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Condemning Boko Haram violence, Security Council urges enhanced regional efforts to counter ongoing attacks

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Posted by admin 4 days ago (http://www.un.org)
While acknowledging progress made against Boko Haram following joint regional military efforts in recent months, the United Nations Security Council today encouraged increased regional cooperation to stamp out the terrorist group, which the Council strongly condemned for its ongoing deadly violence, human rights abuses and mass abductions in the Lake Chad Basin.

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