Ukraine’s population has not grown much since 1960 but Russia’s invasion had led to a catastrophic drop in the birth rate
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has made the difficult decision to cease its medical services at Las Anod General Hospital in the Sool region of Somalia due to increasing violence and security incidents that have compromised the safety of patients and healthcare workers. The escalating attacks on the hospital have made it impossible for MSF to provide medical care, leaving the community with limited access to vital healthcare services.
The UK government’s plans to move asylum seekers from hotels to alternative accommodation, including former military sites and even ferries, has been met with controversy and criticism, with concerns raised over the quality and safety of the proposed accommodation, as well as the government’s obligation to provide adequate housing for both asylum seekers and military personnel.
Save the Children’s report reveals that the ongoing conflict in Yemen has left a deadly legacy of explosive ordnance, including landmines, resulting in over 11,000 Yemeni children being killed or maimed since the beginning of the war, with an alarming increase in child casualties caused by explosive ordnance between January 2018 and November 2022.
Dr Jack Denny, Lecturer at the University of Southampton, talks to AOAV about his research into blast wave propagation in urban environments, and how engineering and data-driven approaches can both inform response strategies and complement ongoing advocacy campaigns to reduce harm from blast injuries.