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Humanitarian, Development Work Should Remain Separate To Better Deliver Short-, Long-Term Results

The Guardian: Don’t blur the lines between development and humanitarian work Marc DuBois, independent consultant and researcher currently working with Here-Geneva “…The humanitarian/development divide imposes institutional divisions onto the real world of people in crisis. The urgency of food, water, health care, or shelter needs in Syria or eastern DRC…

UNDP Administrator Discusses Humanitarian Relief, Building Resiliency In CGD Podcast

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: “Emergency Development” Needed in Syrian Refugee Crisis — Podcast with UNDP’s Helen Clark In this podcast, Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with Helen Clark, administrator of the U.N. Development Programme, ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit. Clark…

Eradicating Hunger, Achieving Food Security Will Help Prevent Conflicts

Inter Press Service: Hunger, a Matter of Global Security Enrique Yeves, director of corporate communication at FAO “…Eradicating hunger is … not only a moral obligation, but something vital to guarantee a future for all of us. Improving food security can help to construct a sustainable peace, and even prevent…

Report Examines Use Of Innovation In Humanitarian System

The Guardian: Can innovation help fix the world’s overwhelmed humanitarian system? “…Innovation is a key theme for the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul and it dovetails with the rather dispiriting rationale for this first-of-its-kind meeting: that the aid system is failing and needs to be reformed if it is to…

Up To 5.3M People In South Sudan Face Severe Food Insecurity, WFP Says

Reuters: South Sudan food crisis may almost double to 5.3 million — U.N. “Up to 5.3 million people in South Sudan may face a severe food shortages during this year’s lean season, the U.N. World Food Programme said on Monday, nearly double the number in the first three months of…

Ongoing Violence In CAR Halts Government Health Service Delivery, Limits Access To Care

U.N. News Centre: Three years of violence halt government health services in Central African Republic — U.N. “More than three years of violence have dismantled the already very fragile health structures in the Central African Republic (CAR), bringing the government service delivery capacity to a complete stop, and leaving thousands…

FAO To Launch Nobel Peace Laureates Task Force For Peace And Security

Inter Press Service: Nobel Peace Laureates to Help Achieve Food Security “…FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva pointedly says ‘there can be no peace without food security and no food security without peace.’ To pursue its objectives, the FAO is reaching out to four Nobel Peace Laureates — Professor Mohamad…

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