Thousands at Risk in Lebanon As Hospitals Face Closure – VICE News

The collapse of Lebanon’s economy is one of the worst ever recorded, and nowhere can it be felt more than in the ER of Beirut’s main public hospital.

Congo says toxic spill from an Angolan mine has killed 12 and poisoned thousands

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has said at least 12 people have died after a river was contaminated with toxic waste from an Angolan diamond mine. The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo said it believes toxic waste from an Angolan mine has killed 12 people and caused illness inContinue reading “Congo says toxic spill from an Angolan mine has killed 12 and poisoned thousands”

Mexico readies navy ships to bring food, supplies to Cuba

Mexico will send two navy ships loaded with food and medical supplies to Cuba, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blamed the U.S. embargo for fomenting the biggest unrest in Cuba in decades. The ships will leave the port of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, takingContinue reading “Mexico readies navy ships to bring food, supplies to Cuba”

Myanmar caught off guard as cases surge, oxygen dwindles

Soe Win stood in line at a plant to buy oxygen for his grandmother, who is struggling with COVID-19 symptoms. “I have been waiting since 5 in the morning until 12 noon but I’m still in line. Oxygen is scarcer than money,” said the resident of Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon. Consumed by a bitter andContinue reading “Myanmar caught off guard as cases surge, oxygen dwindles”

Children pay the price in Pakistan’s mass HIV outbreak

Since his son was diagnosed with HIV during a mass outbreak in Pakistan among babies and children, hard-up Shahzado Shar has often been forced to choose between food and medicine. His five-year-old was one of hundreds who tested positive in 2019 after a whistleblower doctor uncovered a scandal involving the re-use of needles in southernContinue reading “Children pay the price in Pakistan’s mass HIV outbreak”

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