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WHO, Partners Address Health Needs Of IDPs In Conflict-Ridden South Sudan

Xinhua News: WHO provides emergency health services to internally displaced persons in South Sudan “The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said WHO and its partners are racing to cope with the health needs of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern South Sudan, where fighting continues and the…

Lack Of Port Access In Yemen Stalls Deliveries Of Fuel, Food, Medicines

Devex: In Yemen, aid work stalls along with fuel, supply imports “…[In September, a] much-awaited shipment of replenishment supplies for [Oxfam’s] water and sanitation interventions in conflict-torn Yemen is expected to arrive, bringing tanks, pumps, and tools like welding machines. As with fuel, food, and medicines, these supplies have become…

Yemen War Hitting Children Hardest, UNICEF Says; WFP Warns Of Potential Famine

News outlets highlight findings from a new UNICEF report, titled Yemen: Childhood Under Threat, and famine warnings from the World Food Programme. Agence France-Presse: U.N. warns of ‘storm’ of famine in conflict-hit Yemen “The United Nations warned Wednesday of a ‘developing famine’ in Yemen, where more than half a million…

Typhoid Outbreak Reported Among Palestinian Refugees In Syria

New York Times: Syria: Typhoid Threatens Refugees “A typhoid outbreak is threatening displaced Palestinian residents from the Yarmouk refugee camp outside Damascus, Syria, the United Nations reported Wednesday…” (Gladstone, 8/19). U.N. News Centre: Syria: U.N. agency reaches areas near Yarmouk camp as typhoid outbreak hits Palestinian refugees “… ‘Amidst reports…

$12B Funding Gap For Humanitarian Emergencies, U.N. Data Show

The Guardian: World Humanitarian Day: anxiety grows over $12bn crisis funding shortfall “This year, the U.N. has asked for $19.43bn (£12.38bn) to deal with humanitarian crises in countries such as Syria, South Sudan, and Nepal, but … [d]ata from the U.N.’s financial tracking service shows a $12bn funding gap for…

Nepal Should Implement Widespread Typhoid Vaccination Program

Nature: Tackle Nepal’s typhoid problem now Buddha Basnyat, director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit at Patan Hospital “…[W]ide deployment of a vaccine [for typhoid fever] could be a useful — and lifesaving — measure. As part of the post-earthquake recovery plan, Nepal should kick-start a long-promised vaccination program.…

USAID, State Department Commemorate World Humanitarian Day

USAID’s “Impact”: World Humanitarian Day: Protracted Mega-crises Require New Solutions to Save Lives On World Humanitarian Day, Jeremy Konyndyk, director of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, discusses several persistent humanitarian emergencies, including the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the Syrian crisis, among others, and notes the upcoming…