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Myanmar Approves Food Aid For Embattled Rakhine State But More Access Needed, U.N. Says

Reuters: Myanmar allows food aid delivery to conflict-torn region “Myanmar is allowing the first food deliveries for more than four weeks to the troubled north of Rakhine state, the U.N. humanitarian agency announced on Monday, amid an ongoing military lockdown of the area. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of…

Blog Post Examines Negative Effects Of Armed Conflict On Maternal Health Care

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: No Mother Left Behind: How Conflict Exacerbates the Global Maternal Health Challenge Nancy Chong, an intern for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative and an undergraduate student at American University, discusses the challenges of providing maternal health care in…

CSIS Report Examines Ethiopian Government’s Response To Political Unrest, Implications For Women’s, Children’s Health

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Imperiling Progress: How Ethiopia’s Response to Political Unrest Could Undermine Its Health Gains In this report, Janet Fleischman, senior associate, and Katherine Peck, program manager and research associate, both with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, examine how political unrest and the Ethiopian government’s…

U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund Warns Of Funding Shortfall For Quick Reactions To Crises

U.N. News Centre: Funding shortfall for U.N. emergency response fund could have ‘devastating impact’ “The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has warned that an imminent funding shortfall could severely impact its response to sudden onset or rapidly deteriorating emergencies as well as forgotten crises during the end of…

Investments In ‘Prevention And Anticipatory Action’ Vital To Timely Humanitarian Responses In Emergencies

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Money to burn? The cost of late response to humanitarian crises Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, and Courtenay Cabot Venton, an international development economist “The international humanitarian community is trapped in a state of perpetual crisis management. … [A]n upsurge in funding towards…

Food Aid Reform Critical To Efficiently Addressing Refugee Crises, U.S. National Security

Foreign Affairs: U.S. Food Aid’s Costly Problem Vincent H. Smith, professor at Montana State University (MSU), co-director of MSU’s Agricultural Marketing Policy Center, and visiting scholar and co-director of the American Enterprise Institute’s agricultural policy initiative, and Ryan Nabil, financial economics researcher at the American Enterprise Institute “…Given the urgency…

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