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Sudanese Children Facing Crisis, UNICEF Says

Voice of America: U.N.: Millions of Sudan’s Children Facing Acute Crisis “The U.N. Children’s Fund said Sudan today is home to one of the biggest children’s crises in the world. UNICEF warns conflict, displacement, and underdevelopment are putting children at risk of death, disease, and disability…”

U.N. Urges Protection From Sexual Violence For Women, Girls Displaced In Iraq

U.N. News Centre: Iraq: Displaced girls, women face increasing risk of sexual violence, U.N. warns “An estimated 20,000 women and girls in Iraq are at an increased risk of sexual violence as a result of the mounting crisis in northern and western parts of the country, warned the United Nations…

U.N. Remains Unable To Deliver Aid To Syria’s Yarmouk Camp Despite Truce

U.N. News Centre: Palestinians in Syria’s Yarmouk camp now without aid for one month — U.N. “The United Nations agency charged with ensuring the well-being of Palestinian refugees across the Middle East has warned today that, despite reports of a truce between the Syrian government and armed groups inside Yarmouk…

‘Unsung Heroes’ Provide Hope For Children In War-Torn CAR

CNN: Why children in Central African Republic should matter to us all Mia Farrow, UNICEF goodwill ambassador “…Within Central African Republic, every system has crumbled. Malnutrition and disease stalk children. … Yet in the midst of this grim scenario, there are unsung heroes: Doctors and health workers are risking their…

Food Rations Cut For 800,000 Refugees In Africa, U.N. Says

News outlets report on cuts to food rations for 800,000 refugees in Africa due to a lack of funding. Reuters: African refugees face cuts in rations as funding runs low: U.N. “African refugees who have fled wars or persecution face cuts in their daily rations because of a $225 million…

Aid Delivery In Syria Slows Due To Anti-Terrorism Laws, U.N. Official Says

BBC News: Anti-terrorism laws ‘hinder aid operations’ “Anti-terrorism laws around the world are preventing aid agencies reaching people in desperate need, the U.N. humanitarian chief has warned. Valerie Amos said more people would die in Syria because charities feared prosecution if they worked in areas controlled by the jihadist group…

U.N. Report Shows Child Rights Violated In Conflict Situations

U.N. News Centre: Child rights being violated in conflict situations with total impunity, says U.N. official “The rights of children are being violated in conflict situations with total impunity, a United Nations official said today, as she presented a report on grave abuses committed against children in places such as…

Global Development Lab Act Introduced In Senate

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: USAID Global Development Lab bill introduced in Senate Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the USAID Global Development Lab bill that was introduced in the U.S. Senate in June and would authorize USAID “to expand public-private…