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Kenya’s Progressive Menstrual Policies Provide Example For U.S.

NPR: What Kenya Can Teach The U.S. About Menstrual Pads “…In 40 states, plus the District of Columbia, pads and tampons are subject to sales tax. … But there’s a movement to fight these taxes, and several states have eliminated them. … Meanwhile, one country is way ahead of the…

Global Community Must Better Manage Water Use, Ensure Supply Meets Demand

Washington Post: The growing stress on the world’s water Editorial Board “The World Bank has warned countries that one of climate change’s most significant impacts will be on a precious resource that many people, particularly in advanced nations, take for granted: water. … Countries must worry about whether their people…

Report Examines Impact Of Feed The Future In Tanzania, Challenges To Achieving Food Security

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Feeding the Future? A Closer Look at U.S. Food Assistance in Tanzania Haodan “Heather” Chen, intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, discusses a report released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that…

Up To 5.3M People In South Sudan Face Severe Food Insecurity, WFP Says

Reuters: South Sudan food crisis may almost double to 5.3 million — U.N. “Up to 5.3 million people in South Sudan may face a severe food shortages during this year’s lean season, the U.N. World Food Programme said on Monday, nearly double the number in the first three months of…

Ongoing Violence In CAR Halts Government Health Service Delivery, Limits Access To Care

U.N. News Centre: Three years of violence halt government health services in Central African Republic — U.N. “More than three years of violence have dismantled the already very fragile health structures in the Central African Republic (CAR), bringing the government service delivery capacity to a complete stop, and leaving thousands…

Famine Could Be Averted With Political Safeguards

New York Times: Is the Era of Great Famines Over? Alex de Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation at Tufts University “…How did Ethiopia go from being the world’s symbol of mass famines to fending off starvation? Thanks partly to some good fortune, but mostly to peace, greater…

USAID Continues Short-, Long-Term Efforts To Address Ethiopia’s Drought

Medium: 4 Ways to Help Turn the Tide on Ethiopia’s Drought Dina Esposito, acting deputy assistant administrator for democracy, conflict, and humanitarian assistance at USAID “…Although the drought [in Ethiopia] has outpaced the coping capacity of millions of poor households who have no choice but to seek food assistance for…

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