News: The Most Under-reported Stories of 2007

A father waits with his son to receive health care at an MSF clinic in Myanmar

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF or Doctors without Borders) just published the Top Ten Under-reported humanitarian stories of the year 2007:

  • Displaced fleeing war in Somalia face a humanitarian crisis
  • Political and economic turmoil sparks health-care crisis in Zimbabwe
  • Drug-resistant Tuberculosis spreads as new drugs go untested
  • Expanded use of nutrient dense ready-to-use foods crucial for reducing childhood malnutrition
  • Civilians increasingly under fire in the Sri Lanka conflict
  • Conditions worsen in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Living precariously in Colombia’s conflict zones
  • Humanitarian aid restricted in Myanmar
  • Civilians caught between armed groups in the Central African Republic
  • As Chechen conflict ebbs, critical humanitarian needs still remain
The ten stories also come in pictures. Why not check also the 2006 top under-reported stories.

Picture courtesy Claude Mahoudeau/MSF.
For updated humanitarian news, check The Other World News.


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