Articles tagged "pandemics"

un warns food crisis june 10 2020

World on the brink of worst food crisis in 50 years, UN warns

The UN has warned that the world is on the verge of the worst food crisis in at least 50 years as the recession following the COVID-19 pandemic may put basic nutrition beyond impoverished people's reach. The organization has urged governments to take prompt...

June 10, 2020

WHO director general tedros ghebreyesus in a media briefing march 11 2020

WHO declares COVID-19 a global pandemic - expects to see the number of cases, deaths and affected countries climb even higher

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The number of cases has risen dramatically over the past weeks. There are now 124 910 cases and 4 585 deaths worldwide, with Italy and...

March 11, 2020


Zika virus spreads to Americas, 3 cases reported in the UK

Zika, a mosquito-borne virus first isolated from a monkey in Zika Forest, Uganda in 1947, spread to 21 countries and territories of the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on January 23, 2016. The virus will continue to spread and probably reach...

January 25, 2016


Sierra Leone announces indefinite citizen lockdown: two million people forced into endless quarantine as food prices skyrocket

High-density population areas of Sierra Leone have just been locked down in the largest pandemic quarantine in history, and it's already causing a collapse of the food delivery infrastructure. The local government says forced isolation orders will remain in effect u

September 26, 2014


MERS outbreak hits 30% death rate as pandemic spreads in Saudi Arabia

The MERS outbreak sweeping through Saudi Arabia and Egypt has accelerated yet again with 26 new confirmed cases today. Infections have exploded by 73 percent in just one month, reports Reuters.What really has virologists alarmed, however, is the 30% death rate curr

April 28, 2014