Médecins Sans Frontières Sarah Maynard shares 'first-hand' account of war atrocities in South Sudan

Médecins Sans Frontières Sarah Maynard shares 'first-hand' account of war atrocities in South Sudan

Sarah Maynard for MSF – WNN Features (WNN/MSF) Juba, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN, EASTERN AFRICA: “As entire towns in South Sudan suffered devastating attacks, medical care has also come under fire, with patients shot in their beds, wards burned to the ground, medical equipment looted, and, in one case, an entire hospital destroyed…,” said Médecins Sans […]

United Nations Security Council asks for peace with quick action in Mali

United Nations Security Council asks for peace with quick action in Mali

WNN Breaking (WNN) Bamako, MALI, AFRICA: As the region surrounding the northern borders of Mali suffer continued destabilization, the United Nations Security Council is calling for “swift action” with an integrated approach that will promote peace to stop the continuing deterioration in the region. According to the UN, over 203,845 people have been displaced in the […]

Women in neighboring countries work together to aid women of Eastern Congo

Women in neighboring countries work together to aid women of Eastern Congo

Joe DeCapua – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Goma, DRC – DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, AFRICA: Humanitarian agencies are scrambling to locate displaced civilians and provide assistance following the M23 rebel group’s takeover the city of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. For years, the town has been the center of aid operations, but […]

Red Cross volunteers offer mental health recovery to Congo child soldiers

Red Cross volunteers offer mental health recovery to Congo child soldiers

WNN Breaking (WNN/ICRC) Ango Territory, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF  CONGO, AFRICA: On the occasion of World Mental Health Day (10 October), the ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross looks at the plight of children and youth forcibly recruited by armed groups the psychosocial support provided by local actors to lighten their heavy load after […]

Congo rape survivors need more than tears and talk

Congo rape survivors need more than tears and talk

Emma Batha for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/TRF) LONDON: The first rape victim who doctor Denis Mukwege treated in his hospital in eastern Congo had been so badly mutilated he thought it was a one-off attack by “some nutter”. But she was soon followed by many others who had been subjected to […]