Archive for April 14th, 2019

14/04/2019

Impact of High Debt Levels on Least Developed Countries ‘Cannot Be Overstated’

The impact of high levels of debt on development efforts “cannot be overstated”, the head of the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) told a Ministerial Breakfast Meeting on least development countries (LDCs) on Saturday [13 April 2019].

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UN Photo/Logan Abassi | A woman walks through a flooded market in Port au Prince, Haiti, after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the Caribbean island in 2012.
14/04/2019

Cholera Surges, Children in Urgent Need One Month after Cyclone Idai Slammed Southern Africa – UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch

13 April 2019 – One month after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) appealed to the international community to  help some 1.6 million children still reeling from its impact.*

UNICEF/James Oatway | Six-year-old girl in Beira receives her education pack as part of UNICEF’s ramped-up response to children and families in Mozambique affected by Cylcone Idai, April 2019.

“Children living in crowded shelters or away from their homes are at risk of diseases, exploitation and abuse,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, who visited Mozambique’s busy port city of Beira immediately after the cyclone hit.

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