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Iraq's displaced Yazidis hunker down as northern winter bites

Last summer, tens of thousands of Yazidis faced searing heat as they fled a murderous jihadist onslaught in northern Iraq, but many survivors are now shivering in the snow. … Humanitarian agencies and local authorities have spent months preparing for the cold, and disaster was largely averted as freezing temperatures set in on parts of Iraqi Kurdistan. … "From October, temperatures started dropping and people were seriously worried," said Eric Besse, who coordinates the activities of Action Against Hunger in the Dohuk region.

Cholera outbreak in Guinea worsens

"An outbreak of cholera in Guinea has killed 60 people since February and is showing no signs of letting up, the country's health ministry said Thursday. Officials have registered 2,054 cases, with the capital Conakry and the south-western city of Forecariah worst affected. Thirteen people have died in Conakry and 23 in Forecariah...UNICEF and Action Against Hunger have donated hygiene kits containing soap and chlorine to purify water."


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Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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