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U.N. Official Says Humanitarian Situation In Syria Deteriorating But Efforts To Reach Those Affected Continue

“Humanitarian agencies are trying to keep up with the rising needs stemming from the ongoing conflict in Syria, the top United Nations relief official said [Tuesday], while noting that limited access is preventing everyone who requires assistance from receiving it,” the U.N. News Centre reports. Speaking to journalists following the Syria Humanitarian…

U.N. Reports $4.8B ‘Record’ Aid Funding Shortfall

The U.N. on Tuesday said “it is running a record funding-shortfall of $4.8 billion for its aid operations in 16 crisis-ridden countries” and has received “less than half of the $9.5 billion it needs to carry out it humanitarian operations this year,” VOA News reports.

Also In Global Health News: Malnutrition Among Sahrawi Refugees; Ethiopia Malaria Efforts; Child Mortality Drops In Sri Lanka; Media Partnerships In Nigeria

U.N. Releases 1.5M For Sahrawi Refugees The U.N. has released 1.5 million dollars in emergency aid to help the 90,000 Sahrawi refugees who have fled to Algeria, the U.N. development office in Algiers said Sunday, the AFP/Yahoo! Canada News (7/26). Malnutrition among the refugees stands at about 18 percent, according…

Humanitarian Situation Worsening In Syria, U.N., U.S. Officials Tell Senate

“The top United Nations refugee official has warned that Syria’s worsening humanitarian crisis risks overwhelming the international community’s capacity to respond, and that some aid agencies could run out of money for relief activities as early as the end of this month,” the U.N. News Centre reports. Speaking to U.S. senators…

IRIN Examines Impact Of Drone Warfare On Humanitarian Aid

“In places like Afghanistan and Pakistan, strikes by unmanned planes are increasingly affecting humanitarian operations, aid workers say, necessitating a greater discussion by humanitarians on how to deal with the impact and a greater focus by U.S. policymakers on how to mitigate it,” IRIN reports in an article examining how drone…

Opinion Pieces Recognize World Water Day 2013

World Water Day is recognized on March 22 to raise awareness of water and sanitation issues worldwide. This year also marks the International Year of Water Cooperation, according to the World Water Day website (3/22). The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding access to safe water and sanitation services. Barbara Frost,…

Washington Post Examines Health Toll Of Congo Conflict

The Washington Post examines the devastating toll the conflict in the Congo has had on the health of the country’s displaced civilians, as told through the death of a 36-year-old farmer, who succumbed to typhoid fever far away from the home he abandoned.