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12 Feb 2018 description

By Denis McClean

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 February, 2018 - Quito listo means Quito is ready. The host city of Habitat III where the New Urban Agenda was adopted, has to be ready for a broad range of natural hazards, according to Mayor Mauricio Rodas, speaking today at the World Urban Forum.

Last winter the Ecuadorian capital experienced the worst floods in 30 years and this winter he fears they could be even worse.

14 Feb 2007 description

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UGANDA/ SUDAN: OUTBREAKS OF MENINGITIS KILL

On 9 February JRS staff in Sudan reported that a recent outbreak of meningitis in Rhino camp in northern Uganda spread north to the southern Sudan town of Nimule.

This latest outbreak in Nimule left five people dead and 60 others seriously ill. All of the infected persons are between 8 and 20 years of age.

The Sudanese ministry of health has sent vaccines but only for medical staff.