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Population, Reproductive Health, Environment Inextricably Linked, Require Integrated Policies

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Global Population and Reproductive Health (Book Preview) Deborah R. McFarlane, professor and regents lecturer at the University of New Mexico and editor of the new book, Global Population and Reproductive Health, discusses themes from the book, which shows “that…

Food Insecurity Increasing In Malawi Because Of El Niño-Induced Crop Failures

VOA News: Child Hunger Climbing in Malawi in Wake of Drought “Food shortages are growing worse in Malawi as the yield from this year’s disappointing harvest runs out for many small farmers. Across southern Africa, El Niño-induced drought and flooding since last year have left over 30 million people in…

Women, Children Face Social Challenges, More Adversely Affected By Malnutrition

ONE Campaign: “A stunted child anywhere is a stunted child everywhere:” An interview with ‘1,000 Days’ author Roger Thurow In an interview with Samantha Urban, the ONE Campaign’s content manager, Roger Thurow, senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and author of The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial…

Humanosphere Discusses Aid Air Drops In Syria

Humanosphere: Russia stands in the way of humanitarian air drops in Syria Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy writes, “With roughly 20 towns and cities under siege in Syria, the best possible way to provide assistance to people cut off from food and other supplies is through air drops. The U.N. wants…

U.N. To Ask Syrian Government To Approve Aid Airdrops

Financial Times: U.N. faces mounting pressure to start Syria aid airdrops “The UN has faced mounting pressure this week to use aid airdrops to reach the hundreds of thousands of Syrians living in besieged parts of the war-torn country, but the agency’s officials have countered that the method could be…

Drought, Conflict Worsening Food Insecurity Worldwide, FAO Report Shows

U.N. News Centre: Droughts and persisting conflicts exacerbate global food needs — U.N. agency “Droughts linked to El Niño and civil conflicts have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 in March, a new report by the United Nations Food…

No Immediate Plans To Begin Food Aid Airdrops In Syria, U.N. Says

New York Times: U.N. Plans No Imminent Airdrops of Aid in Syria, Despite Expired Deadline “The United Nations on Thursday dimmed any prospect of immediate airdrops of aid to Syrian civilians trapped by the war, despite an expired deadline imposed on Syria’s government to allow unfettered humanitarian access by land.…

4.6M People Face Food Insecurity In Burundi, WFP Warns

U.N. News Centre: Burundi: U.N. agency warns 4.6 million people facing food insecurity “Some 4.6 million people in Burundi are food insecure, with more than 500,000 of them requiring urgent emergency food assistance, the United Nations food relief agency has said, warning that food stocks are stretched as a result…

U.S. State Department Calls On WFP To Begin Aid Air Drops In Syria

Reuters: World Food Programme should aim to start Syria aid air drops: State Department “The U.S. State Department called on Wednesday for the World Food Programme to move ahead with planning to deliver humanitarian aid to besieged Syrian communities by air, saying ground delivery of aid has been insufficient to…

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