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U.S. To Provide Nearly $138M In Additional Humanitarian Aid To South Sudan

The Hill: U.S. to provide $138M in aid to South Sudan amid humanitarian crisis “The Obama administration on Monday announced a new aid package of nearly $138 million to South Sudan, as the planet’s youngest country struggles to confront a humanitarian crisis. … The new support includes nearly 58,000 metric…

After 2 Years With No Cases, Nigeria Records 2 Polio Cases In Children

Associated Press: Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says “Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said…

The Guardian Profiles World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

The Guardian: How the World Bank’s biggest critic became its president “…During his four years at the bank’s monumental headquarters on H Street in Washington, [World Bank President Jim Yong Kim] has reorganized the 15,000-strong workforce to reflect a shift from managing country portfolios to tackling regional and global crises.…

2M People In Aleppo, Syria, Without Running Water; U.N. Urges Humanitarian Pause In Fighting To Fix Electrical System, Deliver Medical Supplies

Newsweek: Two Million People in Aleppo Don’t Have Access to Running Water: U.N. “The humanitarian crisis is escalating in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as two million people have lost their access to running water…” (Westcott, 8/9). NPR: 2 Million Residents Of War-Ravaged Aleppo Now Without Running Water “…The United…

Growing Food Security Crisis Raising Alarms In South Sudan, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan: UNICEF sounds alarm on ‘catastrophic’ food insecurity in country “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said [Friday] that it is responding to a growing food security emergency causing malnutrition in children in both rural and urban areas of crisis-gripped South Sudan…” (8/5).

Humanitarian Organizations Must Respond Quickly To Emergency Situation In Nigeria’s Borno State

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Humanitarian Emergency in Northeast Nigeria Jean-Hervé Bradol, emergency coordinator for Borno State and research director at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Center for Reflection on Humanitarian Knowledge and Action (CRASH), discusses the humanitarian crisis that has developed since Boko Haram’s occupation of Borno state in…

Advocates Discuss Lack Of Hard Timeline In Clinton’s HIV/AIDS Plan; Development Experts Discuss Potential U.S. Aid Agenda Under Possible Clinton Presidency

The Advocate: Here’s What Was Missing From Hillary’s HIV Plan “Hillary Clinton has an updated plan to end the AIDS epidemic both nationally and internationally. The plan, released Monday, included many applause-worthy commitments to achieve this end, which will go into motion if Clinton becomes president. … Yet Clinton’s plan…

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