Thursday, February 21, 2008

Most underreported humanitarian stories of 2007

An annual story that I forgot to blog about when it came out...

Around the New Year, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) issued its annual report of the top ten most underreported humanitarian stories. Of course, most humanitarian stories are underreported but this is a list of some of the most important ones.

The ten were...
-Displaced fleeing war in Somalia face humanitarian crisis

-Political and economic turmoil sparks health-care crisis in Zimbabwe

-Drug-resistant tuberculosis spreads as new drugs go untested

-Expanded use of nutrient dense ready-to-use foods crucial for reducing childhood malnutrition

-Civilians increasingly under fire in Sri Lankan conflict

-Conditions worsen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

-Living precariously in Colombia's conflict zones

-Humanitarian aid restricted in Myanmar (Burma)

-Civilians caught between armed groups in Central African Republic

-As Chechen conflict ebbs, critical humanitarian needs still remain


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