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Aid Agencies Face Challenges To Famine Response In South Sudan

The Lancet: Famine in South Sudan “…The first famine in six years was officially declared by the U.N. in parts of South Sudan in February, affecting more than 100,000 South Sudanese, with a further one million on the brink of starvation. Food aid is acting as life support for many,…

MSF Open Letter To G20 Health Ministers Highlights 3 Global Health Priority Areas

Médecins Sans Frontières: Open letter from MSF to the Meeting of the G20 Health Ministers In an open letter to the health ministers of the G20, Joanne Liu, president of MSF International, writes, “Every day in our medical operations, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) faces numerous barriers to providing medical care…

Death Toll In Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Reaches 180 People, ICRC Reports

NPR: Why A Man Is On An IV In His Car Outside A Hospital In Yemen “On Monday, authorities in Yemen declared a state of emergency due to a sharp rise in cholera deaths. … From Aden, Yemen, Dominik Stillhart, director of global operations at the International Committee for the…

Houthi Shiite Rebels Declare State Of Emergency Over Cholera Outbreak In Yemen’s Capital

Agence France-Presse/France 24: Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak “Authorities in Sanaa, which is controlled by Shiite rebels, have declared a state of emergency in the Yemeni capital, where a deadly outbreak of cholera has spread rapidly…” (5/15). Bloomberg: Yemen’s Houthis Declare Health Emergency After Cholera Outbreak “…Cholera…

Needs Of Released Chibok Girls Underscore Importance Of U.S. Funding For Women’s Health, UNFPA

Washington Post: How Trump’s global war on women could hurt the Chibok girls Karen Attiah, global opinions editor at the Washington Post “If the United States is serious about Boko Haram and #BringBackOurGirls, President Trump’s administration should #BringBackFundingForGlobalWomen. … Now, one effect of the [Chibok] girls’ release [by Boko Haram]…

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