This study provides a snapshot of refugees’ experiences regarding communication and information at different points on their journey, based on interviews with 79 refugees and 45 humanitarian actors. Intended to inform humanitarian agencies responding to the refugee crisis in Europe, it examines the communication behaviours and priority information needs of refugees in three areas: on their journey, in “transit” camps in Greece, and in Germany.
More than 100 people have been killed in monsoon floods in South Asia, as torrential rain caused chaos in several countries.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, with many rescued from rising waters and housed in shelters.
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Polio could be eradicated in Pakistan within months, health officials say, as a mass vaccination drive is launched.
A World Health Organisation spokesman told the BBC only a handful of cases have been reported this year in Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan.
The two countries are the last places where polio remains endemic.
James Gallagher, health editor
More than two billion people live in parts of the world where the Zika virus can spread, detailed maps published in the journal eLife show.
The Zika virus, which is spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, triggered a global health emergency this year.
A train carrying half a million litres of water has been dispatched to the worst-affected areas of India's drought-hit western Maharashtra state.
The "water train" is pulling 10 tankers filled with water to Latur district.
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