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South Sudan: In some of the remotest areas in the country, such as Jonglei, violence has forced entire communities to abandon their homes and belongings. To help them, the ICRC has distributed fishing tackle, seed and other vital aid to 37,000 people, while its water engineers have improved access to clean water. Read more in an operational update to be issued by mid-April...

En conditions de carence alimentaire, le cerveau en construction est capable de réduire sa production de neurones tout en préservant leur diversité. Cette stratégie d'adaptation à l'environnement nutritionnel a été découverte chez la mouche drosophile mais pourrait également concerner les mammifères. Ces résultats ont été publiés dans la revue Cell Reports par l'équipe de...

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Mali: Communities in northern Mali, displaced people and vulnerable residents are struggling to cope with the ongoing conflict. Since 7 March, over 24,000 people in Gao and Gounzoureye have been receiving food aid from the Mali Red Cross and the ICRC. Read the news release at http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/news-release/2013/03-08-mali-food-assistance.htm...

Child Marriages: 39,000 Every Day More than 140 million girls will marry between 2011 and 2020

NEW YORK ¦ 7 March 2013 – Between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, according to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

If current levels of child marriages hold, 14.2 million girls annually or 39,000 daily will marry too young.

Furthermore, of the 140...

GENEVA ¦ 15 February 2013 -- Global leaders in health statistics gathered in Geneva this week to discuss future possibilities of collaboration to improve current practices in health estimates.

At a meeting hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), representatives from WHO, the United Nations Population Division and other UN agencies, the World Bank, development foundations...

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