Heavy rainfall threatens thousands of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh with flooding and landslides, UNICEF reported yesterday.  

Boys as young as 10 are entering the illegal gay sex trade to survive in cash-strapped Zimbabwe. Decades of corruption economically marred the country, which has recently been further crippled by Cyclone Idai. Now, the Social Welfare Department estimates some 4,700…

Cyclone Kenneth hit Mozambique just weeks after Cyclone Idai killed over 600 people. The dual strikes have left thousands without adequate health care but the most critical group may be pregnant and new mothers.   An estimated 10,000 pregnant women live in areas where…

The number of people displaced within their own countries has reached a record high of 41.3 million worldwide, according to a report released yesterday by the Norwegian Refugee Council. That figure—which far exceeds the number of refugees—has risen by over a million since…

Before Cyclone Fani pummeled one of India’s poorest states on Friday, authorities in Odisha deployed everything they had. 2.6 million texts, 43,000 volunteers, 1,000 emergency workers, sirens, TV commercials, a 5-page action plan. The messaging was simple and relentless: “A…

A couple months after a November wildfire devastated Paradise, California, resident Kyla Awalt’s insurance company told her it was time to move back home.   But the town still has no potable water; preliminary tests indicate the fire contaminated pipelines with cancer-…

A month after Cyclone Idai hit southern Africa, killing more than 1,000 and leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, the suffering continues. The Numbers, according to Reuters:

Elise Mann knows the roads in rural Malawi—and they are about as inhospitable to aid delivery as possible. With Malawi and neighboring countries in Cyclone Idai’s wake facing a Herculean recovery mission, the rough roads highlight another fundamental global health need, the…

The UN has declared Cyclone Idai a level 3 emergency, putting it on par with Yemen, Syria and South Sudan, the World Food Programme announced Friday.

The crushing Cyclone Idai that tore through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi last week has killed 300 people so far and left 15,000 in need of rescue from roofs and treetops. The flooding left “inland oceans” trapping survivors and washing away roads, and a dire shortage of…