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UNICEF Ramps Up Operations In South Sudan To Prevent Widespread Cholera Outbreak

Reuters: Hunger, looting, and now suspected cholera hit South Sudan “Dozens of people have fallen ill with suspected cholera in South Sudan’s capital of Juba, while a U.N. food warehouse was looted and destroyed, incurring $20 million of damage, the United Nations said on Tuesday…” (Miles, 7/19). U.N. News Centre:…

U.S. To Provide $439M In Additional Assistance To Humanitarian Response To Syrian Conflict

U.S. Department of State: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis “Secretary Kerry announced [Tuesday] that the United States is providing nearly $439 million in additional lifesaving humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria. This new funding brings U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this…

U.K.’s Brexit Referendum To Impact Aid Amounts To Developing Nations

Devex: The best Brexit for aid “…The instability caused by the referendum sent the British pound plummeting in the greatest one-day loss since the beginning of the Bretton Woods system. The currency now hovers at a 12 percent loss against the dollar, with knock-on effects for the U.K. aid budget.…

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