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Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Humanitarian Response To Syrian Conflict

Devex: Syria not just a humanitarian crisis, but a development one too Paige Alexander, assistant administrator of the Bureau for the Middle East at USAID, and Thomas H. Staal, senior deputy assistant administrator at USAID “…The U.S. government is leading the humanitarian response inside Syria — and even as we…

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Overuse Of Antibiotics In Agriculture Threatens Human Health, Food Security, FAO Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agriculture agency warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics “…Speaking to European ministers of health and agriculture at a conference on antimicrobial resistance in Amsterdam, FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo emphasized that antimicrobial agents foster increasing resistance among the very microbes that cause…

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WFP Launches $84M Appeal For Haiti Amid Worst Drought Since 2001; More Than 1.5M People Severely Food Insecure

Associated Press: U.N.: Number of Haitians needing food aid spikes amid drought “Drought-stricken Haiti is grappling with its most serious food crisis in 15 years as the number of people in need of urgent food aid has recently spiked, the head of the U.N. World Food Programme’s country office said…

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Zimbabwe Seeks At Least $1.5B In Food Aid In 2016; UNDP Raises $60M, Feeds 1M People

Bloomberg Business: Zimbabwe Says It Will Require $1.6 Billion in Food Aid in 2016 “Zimbabwe will require $1.6 billion to combat hunger amid the country’s most severe drought in two decades that’s already left three million people without enough to eat, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa said…” (Marawanyika, 2/9). International Business…

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Ethiopia Needs $245M To Bolster Emergency Food Aid Supplies, Prevent Rise In Severe Malnutrition, Save The Children Says

Bloomberg Business: Ethiopia Needs $245 Million by March to Stop More Severe Hunger “Ethiopia needs $245 million of food aid in the next three weeks to prevent a ‘potentially catastrophic escalation’ in chronic malnutrition cases from the end of April after a lack of rain left millions of people in…

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Food Aid In Besieged Syrian Towns Running Low As More Than 1M Civilians In Need Of Assistance, NGO Says

The Guardian: Madaya again facing starvation as report warns of extent of sieges “The besieged Syrian town of Madaya is facing starvation again because meager supplies delivered last month are already running out, residents have said, as the United Nations was accused of severely underestimating the number of people suffering…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Budget Summary Analyzes Global Health Aspects Of President’s FY17 Budget Request

Kaiser Family Foundation: White House Releases FY17 Budget Request This budget summary highlights global health-related funding proposals contained in President Obama’s FY 2017 budget request released on Tuesday. In the request, “…funding for global health programs at USAID and the State Department … would total $8,577 million, which is $73…

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Conflict, Drought Contribute To Food Insecurity Across Horn Of Africa, South Sudan, U.N. Agencies Warn

Agence France-Presse: 40,000 starving to death as S. Sudan teeters on famine: U.N. “At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations said Monday, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in…” (2/8). Agence France-Presse:…

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Stigma Surrounding HIV/AIDS Persists In South Africa’s Rural Villages

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Despite treatment advances, AIDS stigma lingers in rural South Africa “…Over the last decade, an HIV-positive diagnosis has turned from a death sentence to a manageable problem in South Africa, due to cheap, widely available antiretroviral treatment. … But the stigma surrounding the disease has barely budged,…

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Malawi Experiencing Food Shortages After Fertilizer Grant Program Scaled Back

Reuters: In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hope and hunger “…Drought and floods have hit the maize crop, exposing the fragility of gains which had seen Malawi’s rates of malnutrition slashed in the past two decades. That progress was partly rooted in a fertilizer grant for small-scale…

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