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2007: a review of notable public health issues

Family made homeless by an earthquake in Peru
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Health action in crises

An earthquake in Peru, flooding in west Africa, a massive cyclone in Bangladesh, and the displacement of Iraqi people moving away from conflict at home created public health challenges around the world this year. WHO and its international Health Action in Crises teams responded with on-site assistance, technical help and supplies to minimize health risks and protect the well-being of affected people.

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