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SUNS # 8445 Wednesday 19 April 2017
 
  Contents  

Health : Reflections on World Health Day (PRIV)
(Martin Khor, Penang)
What's the most precious thing in the world which unfortunately we take for granted and realise its true value when it is impaired? Good health, of course.

Health : The Ebola crisis - lessons learned for developing nations (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The Group of 77 has pointed out that the Ebola crisis of 2014-2015 proved that "no country is immune from a disease outbreak, no matter where it emerges."

Development : ACP - one billion people to speak to Europe with one voice (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Seventy-nine countries from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, which are home to around one billon people, will speak with one voice as they prepare to negotiate a major partnership agreement with the European Union (500 million inhabitants) in May.

United Nations : Survivors of sex abuse say UN neglected them (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Several survivors who were sexually abused by peacekeeping forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to be neglected by the UN, an investigative team has found.

Environment : Did you know that the oceans have it all? (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Perhaps you are not aware enough of the fact that the oceans have it all!

Environment : The unbearable cost of drought in Africa (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Nearly 50 per cent of all emergency multilateral food assistance to Africa is due to natural disasters, with advancing droughts significantly threatening both livelihoods and economic growth, warns the African Union through its ground-breaking extreme weather insurance mechanism designed to help the continent's countries resist and recover from the ravages of drought.


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