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South Korea Reports 32 MERS Deaths, 182 Total Cases; Patient In Thailand Recovers

Agence France-Presse: South Korea reports 32nd MERS death “South Korea on Sunday reported its 32nd death from MERS as the virus’s mortality rate continued to rise even as the pace of the outbreak appeared to slow. … The total number of infections remained unchanged at 182 and fifteen patients were…

Post-Earthquake Tent City In Nepal Highlighted As Example Of Public-Private Partnership Success

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: Setting an Example, Emblematic of Recovery Possible in Nepal Beth Dunford, USAID/Nepal’s Mission Director, profiles Camp Hope, a tent city in Jorpati, Kathmandu serving hundreds of households that USAID is helping to support. She writes, “Camp Hope demonstrates the positive outcomes that are possible when private…

Donors Pledge $3B To Nepal; U.N. Organizations Discuss Recovery Efforts

Business Insider/Reuters: Post-quake recovery in patriarchal Nepal should boost women: U.N. “Post-quake recovery in Nepal should be an opportunity to change patriarchal attitudes and stop women being pushed to the margins of society, a U.N. organization promoting women’s equality said on Thursday…” (Mis, 6/25). The Guardian/Agence France-Presse: Nepal donors pledge…

South Korea Takes Steps To Monitor, Prevent Spread Of MERS

New York Times: After MERS, South Korea Authorizes Prison for Quarantine Scofflaws “Stung by the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome, South Korea has passed a law authorizing prison terms of up to two years for people who defy quarantine orders or lie about their potential exposure to an infectious…

U.N. Human Rights Chief Warns Of Famine In North Korea

CNN: North Korea’s historic drought expected to cause famine, U.N. says “…North Koreans are again facing a ‘looming humanitarian disaster in the DPRK,’ or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, according to the United Nations human rights chief. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told CNN, ‘We call for the international community…

Pakistan Heat Wave Leads To 860 Deaths, Health Officials Say

Associated Press: Heat wave subsides in Pakistan as death toll reaches 860 “The devastating heat wave that struck southern Pakistan last weekend is slowly subsiding but the toll was still climbing Thursday, to a total of 860 confirmed deaths, a senior health official said. Pakistan’s deadliest heat wave on record…

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