Rwanda: Japan Joins Rwanda to Emphasize Community Engagement As a Pillar of Ebola Prevention

The Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda, His Excellency Mr Takayuki Miyashita, joined Rwanda to emphasize community engagement in preventing Ebola. Mr Tukayuki along with Dr Mwinga Kasonde, World Health Organization Rwanda Office Representative and State Minister for Primary Health Care and Public Health Dr Patrick Ndimubanzi conducted an Ebola Virus Disease community mobilisation exercise on the September 20, 2019 in Gahanga Sector, Kicukiro District, Kigali City. The event included the distribution of educational materials on the spread and prevention of the Ebola virus. It focused on increasing EVD community mobilization…

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Somalia: Close to 300,00 Now Displaced By Floods As More Homes Submerged

At least 273,000 people had to flee severe flooding of the Shabelle River in Somalia, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said in a report on Friday, Anadolu reports. Calling for urgent humanitarian aid, the report said residents of the worst-affected region of Beledweyne were “sheltering under trees or in emergency tents after their makeshift homes were washed away by floods caused by torrential rain.” “Floods have destroyed more than three-quarters of Baladweeyne [Beledweyne] and submerged many surrounding villages. These are extremely poor parts of Somalia, where there is now no…

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