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kassy

kassy cho i run @world 🌏 audience development @buzzfeednews πŸ‘©πŸ»‍πŸ’» bright colours & crying at concerts πŸŒΏπŸŒ™ http://instagram.com/world
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kassy cho
On @world this week: at least 1,241 people have died in the ebola epidemic in the democratic republic of congo in what has become the second largest ebola outbreak ever recorded in history. the outbreak started last august, and a third of those who have fallen ill are children, a higher proportion than previous outbreaks, according to the united nations. despite an effective new vaccine, the number of new cases has continued to rise in recent weeks, in part due to attacks on medical centers and community mistrust, according to the un and the world health organization. efforts to combat the epidemic are being severely hampered by attacks on treatment centers and health workers by militia groups, suspicion of the national government which is managing eradication efforts, and mistrust of the disease – which many residents view as a conspiracy – and of international medical experts who are trying to get patients into treatment centers, the new york times reported. since january, there have been 130 attacks on health facilities, which caused four deaths and injured 38 people, according to the un. the outbreak has been contained in parts of ituri and north kivu provinces, but the un and who said the risk of spread to other provinces and neighboring countries remains very high. on friday, the un and who announced in a joint statement that they are strengthening efforts to contain the epidemic. the un has created a new emergency ebola response coordinator role and increased support for humanitarian coordination and preparedness and readiness planning. the who is implementing strategies to identify and treat people as quickly as possible, expanding vaccinations, and redoubling work to end transmission in health facilities. additional un measures will also be implemented to aid the work of non-governmental organizations and agencies already on the ground. (πŸ“·: reuters, getty, πŸ“: @kassy )
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#ebola #ebolavirus #virus #disease #diseases #illness #sick #sickness #epidemic #outbreak #vaccine #vaccines #medical #medicalcenter #medicine #health #healthcare #doctor #doctors #medicalworker #humanitarian #humanitarianwork #congo #democraticrepublicofcongo #drc #africa #african
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@liantomato caught me side eyeing her πŸ˜’
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Baby’s back πŸ‘©πŸ’•πŸ™Œ // via @world: from india’s first openly lgbt professional athlete to women with visual impairments in colombia who are improving b****t cancer detection rates, with all the badass women you should know about this week.
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#duteechand #sprinter #run #runner #trackandfield #lgbt #lgbtq #loveislove #blind #visuallyimpaired #disability #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #jokhaalharthi #author #books #manbooker #woman #women #girl #girls #equality #equalrights #feminism #womensrights #india #colombia #oman
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@world has been named best news site on instagram by @ezyinsights, beating out the guardian in 2nd place and bbc news, which came 3rd 😌
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My flight back to london has been delayed for the 4th time so here’s a pic of the brooklyn bridge
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#brooklynbridge #brooklyn #bridge #bridges #architecture #architectureporn #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #archidaily #travel #explore #travelgram #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc
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So proud of taiwan today πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Όβ€οΈπŸŒˆ // via @world: taiwan’s parliament voted to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on friday, almost two years after the country’s constitutional court ruled that the existing law, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman, was unconstitutional. the decision makes taiwan the first country in asia to legalize same-sex marriage. the decision was met with cheers by the tens of thousands of people who had gathered in the rain outside the parliamentary building in the capital, taipei. lawmakers had debated between three bills, passing the most progressive of the three, which was the only one to use the word “marriage” as opposed to “same-sex family relationships” or “same-sex unions.” the law will go into effect after taiwan’s president tsai ing-wen passes it into law, according to the bbc. “on may 17th, 2019 in #taiwan, #lovewon. we took a big step towards true equality, and made taiwan a better country,” tsai tweeted after the vote πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΌπŸŒˆ (πŸ“·: getty, ap, reuters)
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#samesexmarriage #gaymarriage #lgbt #lgbtq #pride #lesbian #g*y #bisexual #transgender #trans #q***r #love #marriage #couple #couples #lovewins #loveislove #lgbtpride #equality #equalrights #marriageequality #samesex #taipei #平權 #εŒζ€§ε©šε§» #εŒεΏ— #ε°εŒ— #台灣
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My sweetest baby @liantomato finally graduated!! πŸŽ‰
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Making camera & tripod set ups look good since this day in the 90s (πŸ“Έ: @ikrandd )
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Not to be dramatic but i would die for greenery (πŸ“·: @haticebot )
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Spent my early birthday learning how to play mahjong in the dark and then winning 2x with the best asian + fringe teammate @eleanorbate who also uttered some iconic lines in a masterpiece of a video πŸ€„οΈβœŒοΈ (swipe & turn the sound on πŸ”ˆ)
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