The first arrival of 66 refugees and asylum seekers from Libya at the Kigali international airport in  Rwanda. Photograph: Minema/AFP

The first group of what is expected to be hundreds of evacuees have been moved to Rwanda from Libya, under a new programme involving the African Union(...)

Locals prepare to welcome asylum seekers at the King Thomond Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare last year. Photograph: Eamon Ward

It seemed a match made in hell. The village did not fancy the asylum seekers. The asylum seekers did not fancy the village. Residents of Lisdoonvarna(...)

A health team disinfects and decontaminates the home of  an Ebola patient who was admitted to a treatment centre the previous day in Ngongolio, Beni, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photograph: EPA

The number of deaths in a year-long Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are expected to reach 2,000 this week, as healthc(...)

The measles vaccine must be kept cold, making it hard to transport in DRC. File photograph: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

More people have died from measles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo than the total number of people who have died in a year-long Ebola outbreak(...)

More than one million people in Uganda contracted malaria  within the past two months

Uganda’s health ministry has said a sharp rise in malaria is partly attributable to climate change, after more than one million people contracted the (...)

A boy has his temperature checked in Goma, the DRC. Photograph: Pamela Tulizo/AFP

The one-year-old daughter of the man who died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s major city of Goma this week has the disease, the DRC(...)

A health worker looks on as he wears protective gear to mix water and chlorine in Goma, the DRC. Photograph: Pamela Tulizo/AFP/Getty Images

The second patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s main city of Goma has died after he sought treatment t(...)

A Congolese health worker administers an Ebola vaccine to a man at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Reuters

The outbreak of Ebola infection in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a year old this week and shows no signs of abating, despite intensive(...)

A nurse vaccinates a child against Ebola in Beni, Congo DRC: the WHO has declared an international health emergency. Photograph: AP Photo/Jerome Delay

A fishmonger who died of Ebola this week probably carried the virus from the Democratic Republic of the Congo into both Rwanda and Uganda, the World H(...)

A Congolese health worker administers ebola vaccine to a child at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Reuters

The World Health Organisation has declared the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo a public health emergency of international c(...)

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