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· May, 2014

Stories about Humanitarian Response from May, 2014

“We Are Not Paying Enough Attention to Teenagers’ Health”

26 May 2014

The latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the health of adolescents worldwide notes that :   The top 3 causes of adolescent deaths globally are road traffic injuries, HIV/AIDS, and suicide. Worldwide, an estimated 1.3 million adolescents died in 2012. The report also adds that : Mortality rate...

A Low-cost Solution to Heal Cataract in Sub Saharan Countries

22 May 2014

One of the main causes of blindness in sub saharan countries are cataracts. A group of french physicians has developed a surgical kit called “Phacokit” to treat at low-cost individuals suffering from cataract  and help them recover their eyesight [fr]:  Pour vaincre la cataracte, principale cause de cécité, notamment dans les pays pauvres,...

Mauritanian Police Clamps Down on Black Protest

9 May 2014

On May 4, 2014, Mauritanian police broke up  [ar] a massive gathering in Nouakchott. People were commemorating [ar] the return of a group of Mauritanian blacks [ar] from Senegal in 2008 [en] , after being subjected to forced displacement in the aftermath of the bloody events [en] which occurred between 1989 and 1991.  On April...

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