Category Archives: Medical

Burkina Faso Mosque Attack Claims 16

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO Armed men stormed a mosque in the volatile north of Burkina Faso as worshippers were at prayer, killing 16 people and sending residents fleeing, security sources and locals said Saturday.

The attack …

Ebola Virus in DR Congo Significantly Contained, But Remains Dangerous

GENEVA – The World Health Organization reports progress in containing the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but says many challenges to its elimination remain. WHO reports the number of cases in …

Majority of Mental Health Problems in Conflict Zones and Other Emergencies Go Untreated: Survey

GENEVA – To mark World Mental Health Day, the International Committee of the Red Cross is calling for greater psycho-social support for millions of people caught in violence and armed conflict.

A survey finds more …

Migrant Deaths in Mediterranean This Year Top 1,000

GENEVA – The International Organization for Migration reports fatalities from a shipwreck Monday off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa has pushed the migrant death toll on the Mediterranean Sea this year to …

UN Peacekeeper Killed, 4 Wounded in Mali Mine Attack

BAMAKO – A U.N. peacekeeper was killed and four others wounded on Sunday when their vehicle hit an explosive device in northern Mali, the U.N. mission (MINUSMA) said.

The identity of the attackers was not …

UN Appeals for $20 Million to Stop Cholera Outbreak in Sudan

GENEVA – U.N. agencies are appealing for $20 million to contain an outbreak of cholera in Sudan.

Since the cholera outbreak was declared on Sept. 8 in Blue Nile and Sennar states, Sudan’s Ministry of …

Reports: Up to 35 Russian Mercenaries Killed in Libya

MOSCOW – As many as 35 Russian mercenaries are reported to have been killed in Libya while they were fighting for Khalifa Haftar, the military general most associated with the rule of the late leader …