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Ethiopian Government Begins Food Distribution, Says Supplies Will Last Through December

Associated Press: Ethiopia government distributes food to hungry people “Ethiopia’s government has started distributing rations of wheat and cooking oil to people facing hunger in the northern and northeastern parts of the country. … More than eight million people require urgent food assistance and the Ethiopian government says there is…

U.N.’s Ban Urges Nations Not To Shift Resources To Refugee Crises At Expense Of Development Aid

Inter Press Service: Refugee Crisis May Threaten Development Aid to World’s Poor “As the spreading refugee crisis threatens to destabilize national budgets of donor nations in Western Europe, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday appealed to the international community not to forsake its longstanding commitment for development assistance to the world’s poorer…

Some Experts Criticize Republican Efforts To Block USAID Administrator Nominee, Say Attempts Weaken U.S. Humanitarian Responses

Al Jazeera: U.S. foreign aid becomes political pickle “…Critics say Republican attempts to block Gayle Smith, U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are weakening the American response to humanitarian crises in places like Syria and Ukraine…” (Sheridan, 11/6).

MSF Releases Internal Review Of U.S. Airstrike On Kunduz Hospital That Killed At Least 30 People

News outlets report on a Médecins Sans Frontières internal review of the allegedly mistaken U.S. military airstrike on the organization’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The Atlantic: What Happened in Kunduz? “…At a news conference in Kabul on Thursday, Christopher Stokes, MSF’s general director, said it’s ‘quite hard to understand and…