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WFP To Cut Food Rations In Kenyan Refugee Camps Citing Funding Shortfall

Associated Press: Kenya seeks to voluntarily repatriate 100,000 Somalis “Kenya has set a goal to get 100,000 Somali refugees to return home voluntarily by the end of the year, a government official said Thursday as money shortages have forced the U.N. to reduce food rations for the displaced…” (Odula, 6/11).…

Many Men In War-Torn Somalia Suffer From Addiction, Depression, World Bank Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Drugs, divorce and despair: Somalia’s forgotten male war victims “Men in war-torn Somalia suffer high rates of drug addiction, divorce, and mental illness, the World Bank said, urging donors to do more to support men and strengthen families. … Many Somali men are addicted to an amphetamine-like…

Iraq’s Health, Humanitarian Crises Need Attention From International Community

The Lancet: Iraq’s neglected health and humanitarian crisis Editorial Board “…Iraq’s health and humanitarian crisis results from decades of war and occupation, most recently the take over of territory by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the counter-insurgency launch by the government and its allied forces.…

More Funding Needed To Respond To Humanitarian Emergencies, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News Centre: Latest U.N. humanitarian report reveals surge in financing needs for relief efforts “Amid a widespread diffusion of conflicts and crises across the globe, an increasing amount of funding is now required to respond to the world’s growing humanitarian calamities, according to the latest report released [Tuesday] by…

Blog Posts Discuss Humanitarian Response Following Earthquake In Nepal

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Our Response to the Earthquake in Nepal Amanda Lanzarone, associate program officer on the emergency response team in the foundation’s global development program, discusses the foundation’s announcement of two grants totaling $1 million to Oxfam America and Lutheran World Relief for humanitarian relief…

President Obama To Nominate Gayle Smith As USAID Administrator

News outlets report on a White House statement announcing President Obama’s intent to nominate Gayle E. Smith to head USAID. Foreign Policy: Obama Taps Insider Gayle Smith to Lead USAID “President Barack Obama has tapped a longtime Africa expert and member of his inner circle to run USAID, a move…

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