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Cataract Surgery Programme in Northern KwaZulu-Natal

07 Oct 2019

It has been more than two years in planning and preparation, but finally it has arrived. A three-month long cataract surgery programme brought about by a partnership between the Al-Imdaad Foundation, the KZN Department of Health, Air Mercy Services and volunteer doctors from Turkish NGO, Alliance of International Doctors (AID). The cataract programme is part of the Al-Imdaad Foundation's Vision-4-Life eye care initiative which also includes a free eye clinic, which has seen over 2000 patients in two years of operation.


Whatever happened to the ceasefire deal in Yemen?

10 Feb 2019

Yemen’s warring parties agreed a UN-brokered ceasefire for the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah back in December but, seven weeks on, deadlines have come and gone and much of the accord has still not taken hold.


Cholera returns to Yemen, with powerful allies

22 Oct 2018

The doctors and nurses at Hodeidah city’s al-Salakhanah Hospital know what a cholera outbreak looks like: they’ve seen the influx of patients complaining of diarrhoea before, the crying children afraid of needles and intravenous drips, the nervous family members at bedsides.


New health threats emerge for Sulawesi survivors

10 Oct 2018

Water shortages and cramped conditions are posing new problems in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province, where medical workers are reporting increasing cases of diarrhoea, skin rashes, and respiratory infections.


Toilets and tents: A week after Indonesia’s tsunami, survivors still need basic aid

03 Oct 2018

Frustrations are mounting in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province as survivors wait for help that’s slow to arrive nearly a week after earthquakes and a tsunami destroyed homes and villages and buried an unknown number of people under rubble.


Indonesia tsunami: Aid briefing

30 Sep 2018

Local authorities and NGOs are leading the initial rescue and relief effort on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in the aftermath of earthquakes and a tsunami that have claimed hundreds of lives.


How do you find one refugee in a million? A year after Myanmar exodus, “detectives” reunite fractured Rohingya families

04 Sep 2018

Bangladesh’s sprawling Rohingya camps are home to nearly one million refugees, but Atiqur Rahman Rabbi, a Red Cross aid worker, is searching for just one.


Idlib briefing: “Humanitarian catastrophe” feared as Syria war reaches final rebel stronghold

02 Sep 2018

As the Syrian government prepares to launch an offensive on Idlib province, humanitarians are on edge. Estimating the area may hold as many as three million people, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said he is “deeply concerned about the growing risks of a humanitarian catastrophe”, calling on Russia, Iran, and Turkey to seek a last-minute deal to avoid violence, while UN envoy Staffan de Mistura is offering to personally escort civilians out of the warzone.


In Rohingya camps, traditional healers fill a gap in helping refugees overcome trauma

02 Aug 2018

Only half those who need counselling or other mental health services have access to it.


A lost generation: No education, no dreams for Rohingya refugee children

28 May 2018

Aid groups have set up makeshift “learning centres” in Bangladeshi camps, but Rohingya parents say proper schools are needed



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