Dozens Killed in Garbage Dump Landslide

Many people lived in an informal settlement near the dump. “A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home. Addis Ababa city spokeswoman Dagmawit Moges said most of the 46 dead were women and children, and more bodies were expected to be found. It was not clear what caused Saturday night’s collapse at the Koshe Garbage Landfill, which buried makeshift houses and concrete buildings. The landfill has been a dumping ground for the capital’s garbage for more than 50 years.” (WaPo

And the Fastest Growing City in the World Is…Cairo’s population is set to grow by 500,000 this year, more than any other city in the world, adding to the pressure on an Egyptian economy struggling to recover from six years of political turmoil. (VOA

Quote of the day: “We stand at a critical point in history. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations.” – Stephen O’Brien, the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs (CSM

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