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Mosquito-Borne Diseases Pose Threat To Quake-Hit Ecuador, CARE International Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Zika, dengue fever pose ‘immediate threat’ in quake-hit Ecuador — charity “Mosquito-borne diseases including the Zika virus and dengue fever pose an ‘immediate threat’ to survivors of the devastating earthquake that hit Ecuador four days ago, an international charity said on Thursday. Efforts to help more than…

Recovery Progress Faces Multiple Challenges 1-Year After Earthquakes In Nepal

The Lancet: Nepal’s slow road to recovery, 1 year after the earthquakes “A year after Nepal’s earthquakes, survivors are still living in makeshift shelters in 31 of the country’s 75 districts, which were all affected by the disaster. Poor coordination, slow dispersal of assistance, and a growing conflict in the…

U.S. To Provide Additional $20M To Zimbabwe For Food Assistance During Drought

Reuters: U.S. to feed half a million Zimbabweans until October after drought “Nearly half a million Zimbabweans will continue to receive food aid for another six months after the United States provided an extra $20 million to help ease hunger in 12 of the country’s districts hit by the worst…

Though Ebola No Longer PHEIC, Global Community Must Continue Broader Response Efforts

The Lancet: Ebola PHEIC is over but emergency continues Editorial Board “…[A]lthough the [Ebola] outbreak is no longer characterized by WHO as [a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC),] it was still highlighted that there is an urgent need for continued and full international and technical support to prevent,…

New Framework Allows Focus On Resiliency Within Food For Peace Initiative

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Joan Whelan on a New Strategy at the Office of Food for Peace: Address Conflict Sean Peoples, a multimedia producer with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, summarizes a podcast featuring Joan Whelan, a senior policy and…

10 Of 46 Largest Aid Donors Meet Transparency Commitments, Report Shows

Devex: Only 25 percent of aid meets transparency benchmark “More than five years after top donors pledged to make all aid transparent by 2015, data compiled in the Aid Transparency Index and released Wednesday by Publish What You Fund found that only 10 donors, responsible for only a quarter of…

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