At least 300,000 children under five died globally from diarrhoeal diseases in 2015: UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS  — The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday more than 300,000 children under five died globally from diarrhoeal diseases linked to limited access to safe water, sanitation and…

Hurricane Matthew sparks horrific cholera outbreak in Haiti, situation worsening

MOSCOW — The UN is ringing the alarm over a possible cholera outbreak in Haiti, as the number of disease cases is on the rise in the troubled Caribbean nation…

Deadly hurricane causes severe destruction in Haiti: OCHA

GENEVA — The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned Friday that the passage of Hurricane Matthew has resulted in severe damage in southern parts of Haiti, especially…

At least 108 killed in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Matthew has left at least 108 people dead in Haiti, according to the Haitian Interior Minister Francois Anick Joseph. PNA/Xinhua-northboundasia.com

US state of South Carolina plans to evacuate over 1-M ahead of hurricane

WASHINGTON — US state of South Carolina will start evacuate over 1 million residents from its coastal areas on Wednesday as the state was bracing itself for Hurricane Matthew, one…