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Myanmar Approves Food Aid For Embattled Rakhine State But More Access Needed, U.N. Says

Reuters: Myanmar allows food aid delivery to conflict-torn region “Myanmar is allowing the first food deliveries for more than four weeks to the troubled north of Rakhine state, the U.N. humanitarian agency announced on Monday, amid an ongoing military lockdown of the area. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of…

1 Month After Hurricane Matthew, Women Need Greater Protection, Access To Health Care, 800K Need Immediate Food Aid, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency working to address women’s health and protection needs in storm-hit Haiti “With some 546,000 women of reproductive age in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has urged greater attention to women’s vulnerability in the aftermath of the storm, which devastated…

Food Aid Reform Critical To Efficiently Addressing Refugee Crises, U.S. National Security

Foreign Affairs: U.S. Food Aid’s Costly Problem Vincent H. Smith, professor at Montana State University (MSU), co-director of MSU’s Agricultural Marketing Policy Center, and visiting scholar and co-director of the American Enterprise Institute’s agricultural policy initiative, and Ryan Nabil, financial economics researcher at the American Enterprise Institute “…Given the urgency…

IntraHealth International Working To Improve Micronutrient Supplementation Of Mothers, Children In Tajikistan

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Micronutrients Could Have Macro Effects for Health and Nutrition in Tajikistan Jon Thiele, IntraHealth International chief of party in Tajikistan, discusses the organization’s efforts to improve micronutrient supplementation in the country, where up to 35 percent of women of reproductive age are anemic and about 70 percent…

Legislators Must Address Public Health Concern Of Antibiotic Overuse In Agribusiness

The Hill: Congress must address the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture Wayne Pacelle, executive vice president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, and Tom Colicchio, co-founder of Food Policy Action “Food policy and animal welfare are rife with overlap, but nowhere is this intersection more urgent than the escalating…

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