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U.N. logistics expert fears humanitarian disaster in South Sudan

Nov 27, 2014

U.N. logistics expert fears humanitarian disaster in South Sudan

The worsening security situation in South Sudan has severely hampered transportation of vital aid supplies, creating the risk of a humanitarian catastrophe, according to a UNICEF logistics expert based in the region. “If nothing is done, it will turn into a disaster,” Yuji Taketomo ...

Japanese aids relief efforts in Sierra Leone

Sep 17, 2014

Japanese aids relief efforts in Sierra Leone

As deputy chief of the World Food Program office in Sierra Leone, Naoe Yakiya, 41, helps delivers emergency food to eastern regions of the country that have struggled to contain the Ebola outbreak. Based in the nation’s capital, Freetown, Yakiya and about 100 other ...

Photographer still focused on Africa, 30 years on

May 31, 2013

Photographer still focused on Africa, 30 years on

Tomoaki Nakano, a Japanese freelance photographer based in Nairobi, has been taking photos of Africa for more than three decades and says he won’t stop anytime soon. Over the past 30 years, the 54-year-old has visited 46 of the continent’s 54 countries and hopes ...