Jul 9, 2015

UNICEF warns of child deaths in North Korea drought

A serious drought in North Korea requires urgent action to prevent the deaths of children already weakened by widespread malnutrition, the U.N. children’s fund, UNICEF, warned Thursday. “The situation is urgent. But if we act now — by providing urgently needed expertise and pre-positioning ...

Global first-responders to Nepal quake get in gear quickly

Apr 27, 2015

Global first-responders to Nepal quake get in gear quickly

There is still time to save lives — that’s why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle. U.N. spokeswoman Orla Fagan, who is heading to Nepal, said preventing the spread of disease ...

Apr 15, 2015

Sierra Leone schools reopen as Ebola scare subsides

Sierra Leone’s 1.8 million children prepared Tuesday to return to school, eight months after classes were shut to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Classrooms have been empty since the government announced a state of emergency last July in response to an ...