World + 3 others

Communicating with crisis-affected communities

A guide explains the rationale behind the creation of the Humanitarian Communications Unit and how timely contextualized information reaches communities affected by disaster.

World + 11 others

New evidence on recruiting and retaining health workers in rural areas

A cross-sectional survey reveals that less than one fifth of medical and nursing students in developing countries intend to work in remote and rural areas, where they are needed most.

Liberia + 2 others

Thousands of children orphaned by Ebola

At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak. Many are being rejected by their surviving relatives for fear of infection.


Surrendered fighters starve in camp

Over 100 demobilized combatants, their wives and children have died from starvation and disease after officials failed to provide adequate food and health care.

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