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Violence, Food Shortages, Disease Outbreaks, Health Infrastructure Damage Threaten Millions Of Lives In Africa, Middle East

The Guardian: Scientists race against time as Yemen’s deadly cholera outbreak spirals “As Yemen’s cholera outbreak gathers pace, an investigation is under way to determine whether a new and more deadly strain of the disease is responsible for a second wave of cases that hit the country last month…” (Summers,…

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U.S. President Trump Should Push For Political Solution In Yemen To Help Alleviate Humanitarian Crisis

New York Times: Will President Trump Help Save Yemen? Editorial Board “Add cholera to the famine threat and other crises that are devastating Yemen. More than 360 people have died of the disease in recent weeks, and thousands more are at risk. All that is unfolding against a civil war…

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Trump Administration’s FY18 Budget Proposal Seeks Cuts To Global Health & Food Assistance, Other Foreign Aid, Biomedical Research Programs

Devex: Trump budget thrusts U.S. foreign aid into a political fight “…For more than a decade, U.S. engagement in global development efforts has stood as a rare exception to Washington’s constant partisan warfare, with both Democrats and Republicans tending to agree that relatively small investments in developing countries benefit U.S.…

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U.N. SG Guterres Proposes Shifting Unspent $40.5M From Haiti Mission To Cholera Fund; Health Experts Warn Of Nation’s Widespread Food Insecurity Following Hurricane

Agence France-Presse: U.N. wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund “The United Nations is proposing that $40.5 million from the unspent budget of the U.N. mission in Haiti be poured into a special fund to help its cholera victims, according to a report released Tuesday. U.N. Secretary-General António…

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New WFP Executive Director David Beasley Calls South Sudan’s Famine ‘Deplorable,’ Expects ‘Dog Fight’ Over U.S. FY18 Funding For Agency

Associated Press: AP Interview: WFP chief says 600,000 kids risk famine death “A tough-talking former Republican governor with friends in the Trump administration has become the unexpected booster of one of the United Nations agencies facing potentially deep U.S. funding cuts. David Beasley, the new executive director of the World…

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Leaked Trump Administration Budget Document Shows Cuts To U.S. Global Health, Humanitarian Efforts

Devex: Leaked U.S. budget document suggests deep humanitarian, global health cuts “Yet another document that appears to outline the Trump administration’s budget intentions leaked on Friday. While the numbers are preliminary — the document is dated May 8, and the official White House budget is expected May 23 — the…

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USAID Examines Implications Of Potential Merger Of Food Aid, Disaster Assistance Offices

Devex: USAID exploring food aid, disaster assistance merger for Trump reorganization “The United States Agency for International Development is exploring a merger of its disaster assistance and food assistance offices, to create a combined entity that would oversee the agency’s roughly $4 billion humanitarian operations, Devex has learned. … Merging…

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Aid Agencies Face Challenges To Famine Response In South Sudan

The Lancet: Famine in South Sudan “…The first famine in six years was officially declared by the U.N. in parts of South Sudan in February, affecting more than 100,000 South Sudanese, with a further one million on the brink of starvation. Food aid is acting as life support for many,…

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Committee On World Food Security Chair Urges World To ‘Rally Support’ To Prevent Famine In 4 Nations

U.N. News Centre: As four countries face famine, world ‘must step up now’ says top U.N. food security forum “With famine looming in four countries, the United Nations-backed Committee on World Food Security (CFS) stressed [Wednesday] the need to rally support for both immediate relief to people at risk and…

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Promoting Good Nutrition Represents ‘Shared Responsibility’ Among Consumers, Governments, Private Sector

Devex: Opinion: Eating for (global) health — whose responsibility is it? Emmy Simmons, co-chair of AGree, senior adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies on food security, and member of the Global Panel on Agriculture, Food Systems and Nutrition “…Without decisive actions to build food systems that promote…

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