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IRIN Examines Outcomes Of First World Humanitarian Summit

IRIN: The World Humanitarian Summit: winners and losers “Staffers were still counting when U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that more than 1,500 commitments had emerged from the bewildering series of closed-door roundtables, panel discussions, and impromptu announcements that constituted this week’s World Humanitarian Summit. … As the dust settles, here’s…

Partnerships Critical For Delivering Digital Payments To HCWs In Emergency Response Situations

Devex: The importance of partnerships in humanitarian response Momodu L. Kargbo, Sierra Leone’s minister of finance and economic development “…Building partnerships with the private sector and development organizations is key for us to succeed [in delivering digital payments to health care workers (HCWs) in emergency response situations]. … It is…

U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund Critical To Humanitarian Efforts

U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund: Why we need a U.S.$1 billion Central Emergency Response Fund Stephen O’Brien, under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator at the U.N., and colleagues discuss the role of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in providing humanitarian assistance in conflict situations and highlight the…

Health Facilities Attacked In 19 Countries During 2015, 2016, Report Says

Associated Press: New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries “Deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities, killed medical workers and patients, and deprived countless civilians of care in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016, a coalition of more than 30 health and…

Breastfeeding Critical For Child Survival In Humanitarian Emergencies

Devex: Breastfeeding in emergencies: A question of survival Francesco Branca, director of nutrition for health and development at the WHO, and Werner Schultink, associate director in the program division of UNICEF in New York and chief of nutrition “…Breastfeeding becomes … critical for survival in humanitarian emergencies, where young children…

International Community Should Reform Approach To Humanitarian Aid

Devex: The World Humanitarian Summit is an opportunity to enact reform and deliver better, evidence-based aid David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee “…We need a change of approach [for humanitarian aid], not just a change of policy. Better aid means moving from being a sector to…

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