A full 28 months after the strain was last detected, the end of the outbreak shows what can be achieved with high-quality vaccination campaigns, on-the-ground leadership and sensitive surveillance measures.
La Soufrière volcano has been active since December 2020 with increased activity since last week. Health and potable water capacities of the island nation are stretched.
Almost 13 million people are facing a lack of food in Burkina Faso, nearly half of them are children. Violence has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, worsening the plight of children.
Some of those who have signed up for voluntary repatriation because of pressures and conditions in Dadaab have ended up in IDP camps in Somalia with fewer resources and greater insecurity.
The resurging violence has reportedly left 144 people dead and 230 injured. Agencies are trying to establish the exact number of newly displaced people within West Darfur, estimated to be thousands.
Arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances have allegedly been carried out by the Tanzanian police and intelligence services in cooperation with the Burundian intelligence services, the experts said.
Urgent measures are needed to prevent COVID-19, while providing relief to thousands of people hit by record floods and mudslides that have claimed more than 200 lives in Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
More than 60,000 people have been displaced, including 27,500 children, following the conflict between government troops and extremist groups on 18 March in the Municipality of Datu Saudi Ampatuan.
There is cautious optimism that the upsurge is winding down, especially if poor rainfall limits spring breeding and then equally poor rains occur during the summer in northeast Ethiopia and Somalia.
A boat operated by people smugglers, transporting approximately 60 migrants escaping conflict in Yemen, overturned on its way to Djibouti in the early hours of Monday morning.