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More Than 1.2M Adolescents Die Annually, Many From Preventable Causes, WHO Report Shows

The Guardian: Pregnancy problems are leading global killer of ​​females aged 15 to 19 “Pregnancy complications are the leading cause of death globally among females aged 15-19, with self-harm in second place, a global study has found. More than 1.2 million female and male adolescents die annually, the World Health…

Former U.S. President Obama Speaks At Global Food Conference In Milan

New York Times: Obama Speaks in Milan, With Food as Text and Politics as Subtext “Barack Obama took his first step back onto the world stage on Tuesday, shedding his tie to give wide-ranging, if studiously nonpartisan, remarks during a food and technology conference in Milan. First in a keynote…

U.S. Congress Includes $990M Additional Funding For Famine Relief In FY17 Budget Deal

Humanosphere: U.S. quietly boosts funding by $990 million to prevent historic famines “A budget deal struck by the U.S. Congress [last] week to prevent a government shutdown was viewed as a rebuke to proposed cuts by the Trump administration. Both political parties agreed to continue funding existing programs and went…

Venezuela Faces Severe Shortages Of Food, Medicines; Government Resists Aid Offers

Wall Street Journal: Venezuela Is Starving “…The Catholic charity Caritas and a team led by Susana Raffalli — a specialist in food emergencies who has worked in Guatemala, Africa, and other regions tormented by hunger — are monitoring conditions here. … Caritas said nearly a fifth of children under age…

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