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4.6M People Face Food Insecurity In Burundi, WFP Warns

U.N. News Centre: Burundi: U.N. agency warns 4.6 million people facing food insecurity “Some 4.6 million people in Burundi are food insecure, with more than 500,000 of them requiring urgent emergency food assistance, the United Nations food relief agency has said, warning that food stocks are stretched as a result…

U.S. State Department Calls On WFP To Begin Aid Air Drops In Syria

Reuters: World Food Programme should aim to start Syria aid air drops: State Department “The U.S. State Department called on Wednesday for the World Food Programme to move ahead with planning to deliver humanitarian aid to besieged Syrian communities by air, saying ground delivery of aid has been insufficient to…

International Meetings Address Attacks On Health Care Facilities, Worker Safety

Devex: WHO calls for information hub on health care attacks “Its inclusion may have been unofficial, but respect for international humanitarian law — which included ending attacks on health care facilities worldwide — was still on the agenda at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul last week. In Geneva, health…

Blog Post Discusses Zika Response, Including Prevention, Funding

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: In Zika, as in Ebola responses, emergency responses meet status quo Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses updated guidance and recommendations from the WHO and CDC on preventing sexual transmission of the Zika virus, as well as shortfalls in…

IRIN Examines Outcomes Of First World Humanitarian Summit

IRIN: The World Humanitarian Summit: winners and losers “Staffers were still counting when U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that more than 1,500 commitments had emerged from the bewildering series of closed-door roundtables, panel discussions, and impromptu announcements that constituted this week’s World Humanitarian Summit. … As the dust settles, here’s…

Partnerships Critical For Delivering Digital Payments To HCWs In Emergency Response Situations

Devex: The importance of partnerships in humanitarian response Momodu L. Kargbo, Sierra Leone’s minister of finance and economic development “…Building partnerships with the private sector and development organizations is key for us to succeed [in delivering digital payments to health care workers (HCWs) in emergency response situations]. … It is…

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