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More Aid Needed For Displaced Nigerians

Washington Post: Aid for hundreds of thousands of displaced Nigerians is running out Margee Ensign, president of the American University of Nigeria and chairwoman of the Adamawa Peace Initiative “…We are the Adamawa Peace Initiative, an effort started by the American University of Nigeria three years ago. … When we…

U.S., WFP Work To Support Humanitarian, Food Assistance Efforts In South Sudan

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: On the Ground in South Sudan: Delivering Humanitarian and Food Assistance Against The Odds David Lane, United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, discusses his recent trip to “South Sudan to see how the world’s largest humanitarian food agency is addressing one of…

Activists Object To Restrictions On Condoms In Africa

Inter Press Service: Activists Protest Denial of Condoms to Africa’s High-Risk Groups “…With restrictions blocking the distribution of condoms in schools and prisons in Africa, health experts say [Africa’s] opportunity to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS in line with the U.N. Millennium Development Goals may be squandered…” (Moyo, 3/28).

West African Countries Increase Efforts To End Ebola; Liberia Calls For Survivors To Practice Protected Sex Or Extended Abstinence

Associated Press: 3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola “The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials, and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex…” (Diallo/Paye-Layleh, 3/29). New York Times:…

Mass Displacement, Food Insecurity, Rainy Season Threaten South Sudan

VOA News: Waiting for Food, Hoping for Peace in South Sudan “…Humanitarian agencies and the United Nations have been warning since last year that mass displacement, [food] insecurity, and the disruption to farming that have all been caused by the fighting could result in famine in South Sudan. … WFP…

Sierra Leone Imposes Three-Day Lockdown To Prevent Ebola Spread

Agence France-Presse: S. Leone in new anti-Ebola lockdown “Sierra Leone imposed a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday for the second time in six months in a bid to prevent a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus…” (Johnson, 3/27). Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after three days “Sierra Leoneans were…

British Nurse Cured Of Ebola After Receiving New Experimental Drug

Agence France-Presse: U.K. nurse cured of Ebola after receiving new treatment “A British army reservist who contracted Ebola while working as a volunteer nurse in Sierra Leone has fully recovered after becoming the first patient in the world to receive an experimental new treatment…” (3/27). Reuters: British Ebola patient cured…

NIH Confirms Safety Of 2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines

Reuters: Two experimental Ebola vaccines pass safety test in African trial “Two experimental Ebola vaccines, one from GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the other from biotech start-up NewLink Genetics Corp, ‘appear to be safe’ part way through a clinical trial being conducted in Liberia, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said…