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Sudan Denies Peacekeepers Access To Darfur To Investigate Mass Rape Report

Reuters: Sudan denies U.N. access in Darfur to look into mass rape report “Sudanese troops denied U.N. and African Union peacekeepers access to a town in the country’s western Darfur region to investigate reports of an alleged mass rape of some 200 women and girls, the United Nations said on…

U.N. Campaign To Address ‘Hidden’ Issue Of Statelessness

The Guardian: Statelessness is an evil that has been hidden for too long Hélène Lambert, professor of international law at the University of Westminster in London “[Tuesday], the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) launched its campaign to end statelessness by 2024 … This is an ambitious task, almost bold, yet feasible…

Guardian Podcast Examines Slow International Response To Ebola In West Africa

The Guardian: What does the Ebola crisis reveal about the state of global health? — podcast transcript In a podcast, The Guardian “examine[s] why the global health community was so slow to mobilize [against Ebola], and what can be done to prevent a recurrence of the crisis” (Boseley/Krysiak, 11/4).

Nigeria’s Cholera Outbreak Exacerbated By Insecurity

Media sources report on a cholera outbreak in Nigeria, where insecurity and conflict have exacerbated the disease’s spread. Thomson Reuters Foundation: Nigeria violence pushes refugees and cholera across borders “West Africa is struggling to control a cholera outbreak that has spread from Nigeria to nearby countries, exacerbated by insecurity and…

U.N. Steps Up Humanitarian Aid Appeal As Winter Temperatures Hit IDPs In Iraq

U.N. News Centre: Iraq: as cold weather hits displaced persons, U.N. steps up humanitarian appeal “As temperatures plummet across Iraq amid a steadily advancing cold season, humanitarian resources are urgently required in order to satisfy the needs of over one million internally displaced persons (IDPs) scattered across the country, a…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Angles Of Ebola Epidemic

Wall Street Journal: WHO Is Responsible? Editorial Board Noting comments made Monday by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan attributing the Ebola epidemic to “the result of neglect of ‘fundamental public health infrastructures,’” and, “‘Because Ebola has historically been confined to poor African nations. The R&D incentive is virtually nonexistent,’” the editorial…

World Bank Head Urges Asia To Send More HCWs To Africa

News outlets report on World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s call for Asia to send more trained health workers to Ebola-affected West Africa. Agence France-Presse: World Bank chief urges Asian health help in Africa “World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Tuesday urged Asia to send trained health workers to Ebola-stricken…