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Food Aid Reform Critical To Efficiently Addressing Refugee Crises, U.S. National Security

Foreign Affairs: U.S. Food Aid’s Costly Problem Vincent H. Smith, professor at Montana State University (MSU), co-director of MSU’s Agricultural Marketing Policy Center, and visiting scholar and co-director of the American Enterprise Institute’s agricultural policy initiative, and Ryan Nabil, financial economics researcher at the American Enterprise Institute “…Given the urgency…

Provision Of Mental Health Services In Humanitarian Crises Can Empower Affected People

World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: Mental health services in situations of conflict, fragility, and violence: What to do? Patricio V. Marquez, a World Bank lead health specialist, who heads the Global Tobacco Control Initiative at the World Bank Group, and Melanie Walker, senior adviser to the president and director of…

U.S. Works To Resettle Refugees Fleeing Humanitarian Crises

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Meeting the Unprecedented Challenge of the Global Refugee Crisis Larry Bartlett, director of the State Department’s Office of Refugee Admissions, discusses the U.S.’s efforts to resettle refugees. Bartlett notes, “In Fiscal Year 2016, American communities welcomed 84,995 refugees from 79 countries, and the president has…

WHO’s New Health Emergencies Program Aims To Address Prevention, Response, Recovery

WHO: WHO’s new Health Emergencies Program This online Q&A discusses WHO’s new Health Emergencies Program, which “works with countries to address emergencies before they happen by working on prevention and preparedness, helps in the response to the emergency, and also, once the initial event has passed, on recovery. The new…

War-Torn Yemen Faces Worsening Food Crisis, Cholera Outbreak, U.N. Agencies Say

Associated Press: WFP warns of increasing hunger in war-torn Yemen “The World Food Programme has warned of a worsening food crisis in war-wracked Yemen, saying the 19-month conflict has increased hunger and malnutrition…” (10/26). CNN: Yemen food crisis leaves millions at risk of starving “…As the food crisis grows worse…

U.N. Abandons Plans For Medical Evacuations From Aleppo

Reuters: U.N. aborts plan to evacuate patients from Aleppo, blames all parties “The United Nations has abandoned plans to evacuate patients from besieged rebel-held east Aleppo which it had hoped to accomplish during a three-day lull in fighting last week, blaming all parties to the conflict for obstructing efforts…” (Barrington,…

Women, Children At Risk Of Being Trafficked In Hurricane-Hit Haiti, U.N. Warns; 800K People Need Immediate Food Assistance

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Haiti’s hurricane raises risk of women, children being trafficked — U.N. “Women and children in Haiti are at heightened risk of sexual exploitation and trafficking in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through the impoverished Caribbean nation, the United Nations and aid agencies warn…” (Moloney, 10/24).…

Haiti Struggles To Recover From Hurricane Matthew In Shadow Of 2010 Earthquake Recovery

New York Times: After Hurricane, Haiti Confronts Scars From 2010 Earthquake Recovery “The ghosts of 2010 haunt Haiti. They hover over the recovery effort for Hurricane Matthew in its every aspect: the Haitian government’s insistence on coordinating aid, the modest numbers of deaths registered, the struggle to raise sufficient funds,…

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