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Economic crisis set to drive 53 million more people into poverty in 2009 - World Bank
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Thursday, 12 February 2009
Economic crisis set to drive 53 million more people into poverty in 2009 - World Bank
The spreading global economic crisis is set to trap up to 53 million more people in poverty in developing countries this year on top of the 130-155 million driven into poverty in 2008 by soaring food and fuel prices, bringing the total of those living on less than $2 a day to over 1.5 billion, according to the World Bank.Read Full Article ...
 
Cholera in southern Africa could be linked to Zimbabwe, says UN health agency
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Thursday, 12 February 2009
Cholera in southern Africa could be linked to Zimbabwe, says UN health agency
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today it believes the outbreak of cholera in South Africa - and possibly those in Mozambique, Botswana and Zambia - is linked to Zimbabwe, where the disease has already claimed over 3,500 lives and is still not under control.Read Full Article ...
 
Mobile phones can call for health, education and safety, UNICEF says
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Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Mobile phones can call for health, education and safety, UNICEF says
Cell phones can play an important role in education, crisis situations, and in monitoring health and nutrition, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) str...
 
Long-term plan vital to combat crisis engulfing Horn of Africa - UN official
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Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Long-term plan vital to combat crisis engulfing Horn of Africa - UN official
Solutions to chronic food shortages in the Horn of Africa jeopardizing the lives of almost 20 million people in the region lie in long-term economic strategies...
 
UN predicts fall in global cereal production as record numbers go hungry
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Wednesday, 11 February 2009
UN predicts fall in global cereal production as record numbers go hungry
Bad weather, violent conflict and volatile market prices could force a drop off in the global production of cereal crops this year, the United Nations Food and...
 
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