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U.S. Official Reflects On Obama Administration’s Humanitarian Assistance Efforts

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Reflecting on Eight Years of U.S. Refugee Assistance Anne C. Richard, assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) at the State Department, reflects on the humanitarian aid work of the Obama administration, including refugee assistance, disaster relief, and food…

U.S. State Department Official Discusses 4 Multilateral Investments To Continue Into 2017, Beyond

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Four Worthy Multilateral Investments for 2017 and Beyond Tracey A. Jacobson, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the U.S. State Department, discusses the U.S. role at the U.N. and highlights four multilateral investments made by the Obama administration…

U.N. Must Reform To Enable Peace, Security, Allow Partnerships To Work Toward SDGs

Newsweek: U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres: My Vision for Revitalizing the United Nations António Guterres, secretary general of the U.N. “…Around the world, conflicts have become more complex and interlinked — producing gross violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses. … Meanwhile, climate change, population growth, rapid urbanization, food…

ONE Campaign Expresses Concern Over Increases In Humanitarian Aid Spending For In-Country Refugees Instead Of Migration’s Root Causes

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Charities alarmed as aid spending shifts from poor countries to refugees “…Official development assistance (ODA) reached a record $131.4 billion in 2015, a rise of 6.6 percent in real terms from 2014, according to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) figures released on Wednesday. Of that…

Several Humanitarian Aid Groups Look Ahead To 2017 Priorities

Thomson Reuters Foundation: With crises set to worsen, what are aid groups’ priorities for 2017? “After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises. … The Thomson Reuters…

WHO Providing HIV Treatment For Libyan Patients After Collapse Of Nation’s Health System

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency fills gap in HIV treatment for patients in Libya “Just a few weeks ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing much-needed antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to patients living with HIV in Libya, following the country’s collapse in medical services and inability to provide life-saving…

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