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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).

Ethiopia Needs Additional $230M To Provide Aid For 4.5M People, U.N. Agencies Say

Reuters: Number of Ethiopians needing food aid surges to 4.5 million after failed rains “…Ethiopia needs an extra $230 million from donors to secure aid for a total of 4.5 million people now projected to require assistance this year, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the World…

Access To Health Care Becoming Increasingly Difficult In War-Torn Yemen, WHO Warns

U.N. News Centre: Civilian needs mount in Yemen as medical supplies dwindle — U.N. health agency “Life-saving medicines, trauma kits, and blood bank supplies are urgently needed in war-ravaged Yemen, where nearly half the country’s health facilities have shut down, leaving thousands of injured civilians with fewer and fewer places…

Devex Examines Humanitarian Operations Where Conflict Threatens

Devex: Development under conflict: How to react to a crisis “…Some development organizations withdraw their staff and suspend their programs at the slightest hint their operations may be in danger, while other aid groups prefer to wait and see how the situation plays out. In political crises, it’s up to…

USAID-Supported Initiatives Provide Clean Water, Sanitation To Central Sudan

USAID’s “Impact”: Providing Clean Water to Families Fleeing Violence in Central Darfur Amani Osman, communications officer for the International Organization for Migration in Sudan, discusses how the organization, along with Triangle Generation Humanitaire, are bringing clean water and sanitation practices to people fleeing violence in Central Darfur through USAID-supported rapid…

Humanosphere Podcast Discusses Water’s Role In Global Development, Other Public Health Issues

Humanosphere: Water’s critical role in the fight against poverty: Peter Gleick In this podcast, Gabe Spitzer of KPLU speaks to Peter Gleick, director and co-founder of the Pacific Institute, about how water is “critical to making progress against poverty, for economic justice, human development, and … environmental sustainability.” Also during…