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A triple threat of water-related crises is endangering the lives of 190 million children - UNICEF

Longview News-Journal 20 Mar 2023
As world leaders prepare to attend the historic UN Water Conference, UNICEF calls for urgent investment in climate-resilient water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services to protect children ... "Africa is facing a water catastrophe ... A quarter of children have no choice but to practise open defecation ... Introducing The Children's Climate Risk Index.

Africa burdened with largest global increase of oral diseases

Business Ghana 20 Mar 2023
Around 70% of sub-Saharan Africa countries spent less than US$ 1 per person per year on treatment costs for oral health care in 2019, the latest year for which data is available ... The Africa regional summary of the WHO global oral health status report released today serves as a reference for policymakers and a wide range of stakeholders.

Somalia drought could lead to 135 deaths a day: UN study

The New Arab 20 Mar 2023
It also said that the extreme weather conditions may have led to 43,000 "excess deaths" last year compared to a 2017 drought, with children under the age of five accounting for half the victims ... In 2017, more than six million people in the country, more than half of them children, needed aid because of a prolonged drought across East Africa.

The Forgotten And Ongoing Persecution Of African Albinos

OWP 20 Mar 2023
Across Africa, these people are persecuted, discriminated against, and even hunted ... The widespread discrimination against albinos in Africa is partially due to the much higher incidence rate. Around one in every 20,000 people worldwide is affected by albinism, but in Africa, the rate is much higher.

Around 44% of population in African regions suffer from oral diseases – WHO

Joy Online 20 Mar 2023
Oral health is integral to general health and well-being, yet it has been neglected in the region for much too long, often with severe and lasting consequences,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa on World Oral Health Day marked on 20 March ... Noma destroys the mouth and face of mostly young children.

78 mln children at risk of water-related threats in Nigeria: UNICEF

Xinhua 20 Mar 2023
ABUJA, March 20 (Xinhua) -- A total of 78 million children are at the highest risk from a convergence of water-related threats in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday ... 78 mln children at risk of water-related threats in Nigeria.

Kareena Kapoor shares pic of clean-shaven Saif Ali Khan in Africa: 'Recognise him?'

Hindustan Times 20 Mar 2023
The Khans seem to be having a relaxing time on their family trip to Africa ... Saif Ali Khan debuted a new look on his Africa trip. Kareena, Saif and their children, six-year-old Taimur Ali Khan and two-year-old Jehangir Ali Khan, have been on their Africa safari trip for over a week now.

‘The biggest shock was not having a uterus’ – the film about intersex beauty queen Sharon-Rose Khumalo

The Observer 20 Mar 2023
It felt important to be herself in front of the cameras at Miss South Africa ... Khumalo, 32, didn’t win Miss South Africa, but she did become a bit of a celebrity ... “But being Black and being from South Africa, culturally the importance of being married and the importance of having children is so huge that it really becomes an issue.”.

Half of Somalia’s 43,000 drought deaths ‘were children under five’

Metro UK 20 Mar 2023
Up to 43,000 people are believed to have died in the drought that has stricken the Horn of Africa. At least half of those deaths were likely children under the age of five, according to a new report released by Unicef and the World Health Organization ... A woman and her children wait ...

Kareena Kapoor opens up on paparazzi culture, says, 'I sometimes wonder what else..'

DNA India 20 Mar 2023
Kareena Kapoor is one of the favorites of the paparazzi as she often gets clicked as she steps out of her house ... Kareena Kapoor who is recently enjoying a fun-filled vacation with her husband Saif Ali Khan and children Taimur and Jeh in Africa, keeps her fans updated by sharing pictures from their vacation on her Instagram ...  . .

Only solidarity can fight future pandemics

China Daily 20 Mar 2023
Africa has a long-standing tradition of cooperation with China ... It extended global solidarity through contributions to multilateral bodies such as the World Health Organization, the UN International Children's Emergency Fund, the African Union and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation ... The question, however, is ... .

The doomers are wrong about humanity’s future — and its past

Vox 20 Mar 2023
When we see the drastic decline in child mortality — which has fallen since 1990 from 18.1 percent of all children in that region to 7.4 percent in 2021 — or the more than 20 million measles deaths that have been prevented since 2000 in Africa alone, this is progress continuing ...

Burundi officials detect polio outbreak linked to vaccine

The Grio 19 Mar 2023
Polio has been diagnosed in an unvaccinated four-year-old child in the western part of the country and in two other children who were contacts of the child, authorities in Burundi confirmed in a statement on Friday ... The virus that sickened the children was found to be a mutated strain of polio that initially came from an oral vaccine.

Russia reacts to German minister's statement about Berlin’s readiness to arrest Putin

Yahoo Daily News 19 Mar 2023
The International Criminal Court or ICC, based in The Hague, the Netherlands, issued arrest warrants for Putin and Russian Children's Ombudsperson, Maria Lvova-Belova on March 17. They are accused of a war crime – deporting thousands of children from Ukraine to Russia since Feb ... Ukraine has only managed to return 308 children home.

My work is informed by my life experiences, says Nyambo Masa Mara on his design process

Independent online (SA) 18 Mar 2023
We caught up with the Rawanda-born designer, who is currently preparing to show his latest collection at Africa Fashion International Cape Town Fashion Week, to find out more about him and his views on fashion.Nyambo Masa Mara ... Where you're from and how do you find yourself in South Africa? ... I was accorded refugee status in South Africa.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photo on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022
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