A NEW study finds on average people could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent weight of a credit card, WWF Australia reports.
THE number of casualties and people affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa looks set to rise from the two million currently estimated, Oxfam Australia reports.
THREE civilians are being killed every day in Yemen – that is one person every eight hours – despite agreements reached between the internationally recognised government and the Houthis at talks in Sweden just over three months ago.
RIGHT now, families in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe are facing widespread destruction brought by Cyclone Idai. With the UN warning the cyclone emergency is getting bigger by the hour, UNICEF and other aid agencies are moving quickly to respond.
DRIVING through the Mozambican city of Beira it looks like the apocalypse, littered with broken trees, damaged buildings and ripped up telephone and power poles among which children can be seen helping to shift the detritus, writes Claire Rogers, CEO of World Vision Australia.
IN the past two months Liam has learned to crawl. His chubby legs have grown the strength and balance to pull himself up against a kitchen chair. He’s started to say “mama” and “dada” clearly. In January, he will turn one, writes World Vision Australia CEO Claire Rogers.
TB continues to kill more people than HIV/AIDS and Malaria combined. In 2017, 1.6 million people died due to TB, and another 10 million people got ill, yet only 6.4 million of those were reported, writes Shiva Shresthra, Global Campaigns Manager of RESULTS International (Australia).