Somalia: MSF is rapidly scaling up its activities in Mogadishu

Last week, Médecins Sans Frontières sent medical teams and four charter planes carrying 55 tons of medical equipment, medicines and therapeutic food to Mogadishu in response to the crisis in Somalia. An estimated 100,000 people have fled from south and central Somalia to the capital to seek assistance in recent weeks. They are settling in [...]

Safer birth practices a must for Timor-Leste

In Timor-Leste women have an average of 7 children, yet in a country with birthrates so high care for maternal or newborn health and safety is lacking. In a country were babies are far from the rarity, health problems for mother and babies are also far from rare.  Due to the lack of adequate prenatal [...]

Statement – Egyptian Trade Unionists: Declaration of Independence / BDS

Egyptian Independent Union Federation 28 June 2011 Statement In light of the growing controversy about the independent trade unions and malicious accusations and allegations aimed at undermining the Egyptian workers’ movement and the trade unions which it created, we, the representatives of the independent unions, are signing this statement of the fundamental principles on which [...]

EPA gives millions in handouts to China and Russia

In a transaction that’s sure to anger Americans — if the news media ever bothered to tell them — the People’s Republic of China gets millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to help with their so-called green projects. The outrageous part of the story is that the U.S. is indebted to China for almost a trillion [...]

Disregarding the Jumma

The Bangladesh government’s continued failure to protect its indigenous peoples has forced them to seek international help. This year, Bangladesh was a subject of heated discussion at the tenth session, held between 16-27 May, of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). The starting point was a report commissioned by the Permanent Forum. [...]

A man in Uganda undresses himself before doctors in protest over poor government health services

A Man in Uganda’s byende district known to be Mr Vincent Onyango undressed himself in public before doctors in protest over poor government health facility services and unfair demands from medics at the facility centers. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati Tweet about it [...]

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