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More Support, Training Needed To Better Report, Investigate, Prosecute Sexual Violence Crimes Committed During Conflict, Report Says

The Guardian: Local support key to achieving justice in sexual violence cases, claim researchers “Greater support and training is needed at national level[s] to increase the chances of prosecuting crimes of sexual violence in conflict, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Efforts to…

Humanitarian Situation In Northeastern Nigeria ‘Particularly Worrying,’ U.N.’s Ban Says During Country Visit

Inter Press Service: U.N. Chief Warns of Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Northeastern Nigeria “With over 1.5 million displaced, 800,000 of whom are children, and continuously escalating violence in northeastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the humanitarian situation as ‘particularly worrying’ during a visit to the country…” (Yakupitiyage, 8/26).

Climate Change Contributing To Political Instability, Refugee Crises, Expert Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Global insecurity and refugee crisis linked to climate change — expert “Climate change is ‘adding fuel to the fire’ of worsening political instability and unrest around the world, an expert told a security forum. ‘We are experiencing a surprising uptick in global insecurity … partially due to…

USAID Africa Ebola Unit Senior Coordinator Discusses Agency’s Response To Epidemic

USAID’s “Impact”: Q&A: The Legacy of West Africa’s Ebola Crisis Clara Wagner, a former intern for USAID’s Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs, interviews Denise Rollins, senior coordinator of the Africa Ebola Unit. Rollins discusses USAID’s role in response efforts during West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, noting, “We strive to rebuild and…

Philippines Delivers Aid To Families Stranded By Typhoon Goni

Reuters: Philippines flies aid to thousands of marooned as typhoon toll rises “Philippine army helicopters on Monday airlifted food, water, and relief supplies to thousands of families who fled their homes during [Typhoon Goni] as more bodies were pulled out from under landslides, disaster officials said…” (Mogato, 8/24).