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World Must Act To Provide Food, Humanitarian Assistance To Northeast Nigeria Or Risk More Refugees To Europe, Nation’s Humanitarian Coordinator Warns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: World must aid famine-threatened Nigeria to avoid ‘mass exodus’ “The devastation wrought by Boko Haram, which has left millions of people in northeast Nigeria on the brink of famine, could exacerbate Europe’s migration crisis if the world fails to act urgently, the country’s chief humanitarian coordinator said.…

U.S. Should ‘Supply Normal Share Of U.N. Funding For Food,’ Urge Other Nations To Contribute To Address Famine In South Sudan, Starvation In Other Nations

Washington Post: Millions may starve in Africa. The U.S. should do something about it. Editorial Board “…[The famines in South Sudan, and soon northern Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen are] attracting remarkably little attention, and alarmingly paltry funding. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says $4.4 billion…

Chicago Council Report Recommends U.S. Government Make Global Food, Nutrition Security Pillar Of National Security Strategy

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: Stability in the 21st Century: Integrating Engagement on Food Security and National Security As part of its series highlighting findings from its report “Stability in the 21st Century: Global Food Security for Peace and Prosperity,” the Council writes, “…For years, improving…

News Outlets Discuss Ongoing, Needed Health Responses To Emergency Situations In Iraq

Devex: Emerging best practices from Iraq for psychosocial support in emergencies “…The astounding level of psychological trauma [among the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have lived under ISIS and then often been displaced by military efforts aimed at dislodging the militants] has transformed the relief operation in a way…

GAO Report Examines USAID’s International Food Assistance Programs

U.S. Government Accountability Office: International Food Assistance: USAID Has Controls for Implementation and Support Costs but Should Strengthen Financial Oversight This GAO report examines USAID’s international food assistance projects under the Food for Peace Act and finds that USAID could enhance its financial oversight of the implementation and support costs…

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