United Nations press releases
The UN independent expert on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes urged the World Health Organization to “play a much larger, more active role” in protecting people from the negative impacts of toxic pollution.
Some 8.6 million people in urgent need of medical help in Yemen
The United Nations World Health Organization warned that the “unnecessary loss of innocent lives cannot go on” and spotlighted the increasingly dire medical situation in Yemen, where it says the health and lives of millions of people are at risk, and health facilities, staff and patients are under attack.
UN health agency responds to Ebola spike by deploying team
The World Health Organization reported “a substantial increase” in the weekly total of new Ebola cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone and deployed a response team to the border with Guinea-Bissau because of its proximity to a recent cluster of cases in a neighbouring Guinean prefecture.
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