Water & Sanitation

Health concerns grow in Nepal quake camps

KATHMANDU, 28 April 2015 (IRIN Global) - Hundreds of makeshift camps have sprung up around the Nepalese capital Kathmandu in the aftermath of Saturday's destructive earthquake. Some people have lost their homes in the disaster. Others are simply too scared of aftershocks to move back inside a building. Humanitarian agencies say there is an urgent need to improve conditions in the camps and are warning that poor sanitation is a looming health hazard. full report

Zimbabwe on alert over cholera threat

HARARE, 25 March 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Children play on the dumpsite in the Budiriro suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, scrambling through the garbage and ignoring the clouds of flies and overpowering stench from the rotting, untreated waste. full report

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Ebola: Back to school, but is it safe?

Monrovia/Freetown, 20 February 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Millions of students in Liberia and Sierra will soon be back in school for the first time in more than six months, but concerns over Ebola remain. full report

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