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Conflict Perpetuating Hunger Crises Worldwide, Lancet Reports

The Lancet: Conflicts worsen global hunger crisis “While the refugee situation in Europe has attracted many headlines, little attention has been paid to the hunger crises affecting populations in more than 28 countries around the world. Overall, more than 25 million people are projected to be acutely food insecure and…

Pacific Humanitarian Partnership Meeting Highlights Efforts To Reduce Morbidity, Mortality Among Women, Children In Disaster-Prone Region

U.N. News Centre: Health and safety of women and children in disaster-prone areas ‘must be a priority,’ says U.N. relief wing “Disaster response specialists, including from the United Nations and other organizations, gathered in Suva, Fiji, this week for the annual Pacific Humanitarian Partnership meeting, where the focus has been…

New A.U. Report Outlines Atrocities Of War In South Sudan

The Guardian: South Sudan: ‘a level of human suffering I have never seen anywhere else’ “…[People in South Sudan’s Malakal protection of civilians (PoC) camp] are hiding from a war that has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced 2.2 million inside and outside the country, left 4.6 million severely…

U.S. Ready To Offer Aid To Earthquake-Hit Regions Of Pakistan, Afghanistan

The Hill: U.S. offers aid after quake kills hundreds in Pakistan, Afghanistan “The Obama administration is offering to provide assistance to victims of a devastating earthquake that struck Afghanistan and Pakistan. The U.S. has yet to receive a formal request for aid, State Department spokesman Jeffrey Kirby said Monday, but…

Refugee Children Face Multiple Health Risks As Winter Arrives In Balkans, Aid Workers Say

Reuters: Aid workers warn looming Balkan winter threatens migrant children “…Aid workers in Serbia warn children struggling across the Balkans on their way to western Europe face serious health risks as cold winter months approach. Many children arriving here are already coughing from colds caught along the route…” (Bytyci et…