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Sudan “spiralling out of control” as one million flee country – UN

A Chadian army officer reacts as Chadian cart owners transport belongings of Sudanese people who fled the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, while crossing the border between Sudan and Chad, in Adre, Chad, on 4th August, 2023.

Reuters More than a million people have fled Sudan to neighbouring states and people inside the country are running out of food and dying due to lack of healthcare after four months of war, the United Nations warned on Tuesday. Fighting between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has devastated the capital […]

UN says women and babies at risk in Yemen as funds crunch forces clinics to shut

Yemen family

LondonThomson Reuters Foundation The United Nations warned on Thursday that more than half its reproductive health facilities in war-hit Yemen would close by the end of this month, putting the lives of women and babies at risk, unless it got more funding. The UN Population Fund said it had closed 100 facilities at the end […]

Hundreds of pregnant women risk death in Yemen, says UN

Thomson Reuters Foundation Hundreds of pregnant women in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah risk dying as the escalating conflict puts medical care out of reach in a country with one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates, the United Nations said. The UN Population Fund said pregnant women were at “extreme risk” as it became […]