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Yemen Conflict Continues To Erode Humanitarian Situation; 14M People Lack Access To Health Care

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: U.N. warns humanitarian situation has deteriorated ‘drastically’ as conflict claims 5,700 lives “… ‘The collapse of basic services in Yemen continues to accelerate,’ the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator, Johannes Van der Klaauw, told reporters via videoconference from the Yemeni Capital Sana’a. He added that approximately 14 million…

Political Violence In Burundi Forcing Many To Flee Homes, Face Food Insecurity

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Violence, hunger, poverty stalk troubled Burundi, many flee homes “Political violence, a shrinking economy, and biting aid cuts are worsening poverty and hunger across Burundi, amid reports that thousands of people are internally displaced and unable to get help…” (Migiro, 11/18).

HIV Incidence Higher In Years Prior To Armed Conflict In Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Shows

Pacific Standard: The Odd Link Between HIV and War “…[A]ccording to a new paper, HIV infections spread most rapidly in the five years prior to armed conflict [in sub-Saharan Africa], indicating the connection between HIV and war is subtler than previously thought. It’s not that war doesn’t have great potential…

International Community Must Enforce Medical Neutrality In Conflict Situations

New England Journal of Medicine: Attacks on Health Care in Syria — Normalizing Violations of Medical Neutrality? Michele Heisler, Elise Baker, and Donna McKay, all affiliated with Physicians for Human Rights “…When health care systems come under assault, the losses are far greater than the toll of health workers killed…