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International Emergency and Refugee Health - Darfur
The continuing crisis in Darfur puts 1.6 million Sudanese at risk of illness and possibly death during the next three months...more
Hurricane Recovery
To protect your health and safety, learn more about preparing for hurricanes ...more
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Hurricanes often cause power outages.  Indoor use of portable generators, charcoal grills, or camp stoves can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Take steps to protect your family...  more
Here are some basic facts to remember for protection during a flood and in its aftermath...more
CDC Survey Documents Serious Crisis In Sudanese Refugee Children
HHS/CDC recommend immediate increase in feeding programs, food rations, and public health measures ...more
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