Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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UN warns of humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/01/20, 01:37 pm

Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees from Eritrea in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United Nations said Tuesday. Fighting between the regional leaders and the federal government has cut the area off from aid for nearly a month. The conflict has displaced about 1 million people, many of whom fled to neighboring Sudan. The UN said 2 million in the region need assistance.

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U.S. prepares for vaccine distribution

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/30/20, 01:38 pm

Moderna Inc. is asking regulators in the United States and Europe on Monday for emergency use approval for its COVID-19 vaccine, developed in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health. It reported over the weekend that final results from trials suggest its shot is 94 percent effective. Two other companies, Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, have already applied for approval of their versions of the vaccine.

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Iranian scientist assassinated

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/30/20, 05:47 am

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, whom Israel suspected was the leader of Iran’s disbanded military nuclear program, died on Friday in an ambush outside of Tehran. The scientist led a program that the International Atomic Energy Agency linked to “activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device” through the end of 2003. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has mentioned Fakhrizadeh in conjunction with Iran’s nuclear program in the past.

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