Children

DR Congo Health Ministry blame traditional healers for kids dying of Ebola.

Children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are dying from Ebola at an unprecedented rate due largely to poor sanitary practices at clinics run by traditional healers, the health ministry said on Sunday. The impact on children has been felt acutely in the city of Beni, which has emerged as the outbreak’s new epicentre. 120 […]

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About 300,000 South Sudan children could face starvation.

At least 270,000 children in South Sudan are severely malnourished and face greater risk of starvation, with some 20,000 expected to die from extreme hunger before the end of year, aid group Save the Children warned on Thursday. The agency said nearly half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger. “Malnourished children have substantially […]

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Congo: Children choose sex work to quench rising hunger.

Hunger has doubled in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a year, with 15 million people in need of food aid, pushing children into sex work and mining, charities said on Tuesday. Many farmers are too scared to tend their fields in northeastern Congo, where some of the worst fighting in years has forced 750,000 […]

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Over half a million children’s lives under threat in Libya.

Half a million children are in “immediate danger” in Libya’s capital Tripoli due to fighting, the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF said on Monday. Clashes that broke out between rival militias in late August had killed at least 115 people and wounded nearly 400 by Saturday night, according to Libya’s health ministry. UNICEF said Monday […]

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