News Rounds: Congo refugees on the run again, the people Egypt’s revolution left behind, WB prez says climate change needs to be top development priority and more |
Thousands Flee Congo Fighting (NYTimes) – Thousands of people are without access to medical care and their lives at risk after they fled fighting between the army and a local militia in southeastern Congo in recent days, Doctors Without Borders said Friday.
The people Egypt’s revolution left behind (CSMonitor) – A look beyond Tahrir Square: In the factory town of Shubra El Kheima, outside Cairo, little has changed for residents in the two years since protests in Tahrir Square ousted Egypt’s longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak.
Op-Ed from World Bank: Make climate change a priority (Washington Post) – World Bank President Jim Kim says: “Global warming imperils all of the development gains we have made. If there is no action soon, the future will become bleak.”
UN launches inquiry into drone killings (BBC) — This controversial practice is getting more controversial. The UN is launching an inquiry into the impact on civilians of drone strikes and other targeted killings.
100 years of the war on drugs (BBC) — The first international drug treaty was signed a century ago this week. So what was the war on drugs like in 1912?
Polio killings should be a wake-up call to eradication effort (SciDev) – The murder of health workers in Pakistan means the last leg of efforts to eradicate the disease can’t be business as usual, says global health expert Heidi Larson.
“Decade of Vaccines” Blueprint Ignores High Prices, Lacks Ambition (AllAfrica) – Doctors without Borders, aka MSF, criticizes the Gates Foundation-backed global vaccine strategy: “Although the high price of some vaccines threatens many countries’ abilities to sustain its vaccine programs, the Vaccine Action Plan so far does not include any measures to monitor or control prices.”