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USAID Works To Build Resilience, Respond To Natural Hazards

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: New Steps in Disaster Risk Reduction Sezin Tokar, a hydrometeorological hazards adviser with USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, discusses the goals of the Third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and how USAID works to build resilience and respond to natural disasters (3/13).

Conflict Interfering With Consistent Treatment For Syrians With HIV/AIDS

Al-Monitor: Syrian AIDS patients suffer in silence “…Jamal Khamis, the director of the National Program for Combating AIDS at the infectious disease control center, which works in cooperation with the Syrian Health Ministry, revealed in his latest statement to the Baath newspaper in February that by the end of 2014,…

Disaster-Risk Reduction ‘Lies At The Nexus Of’ Development Assistance, Humanitarian Aid

Project Syndicate: A Global Strategy for Disaster Risk Ban Ki-moon, U.N. secretary-general “…It is time to stop addressing development and humanitarian emergencies separately. Disaster-risk reduction lies at the nexus of development assistance, which seeks to advance better living conditions, and humanitarian aid, which begins after a disaster hits. Starting our…

USGLC Highlights Public-Private Partnership That Supports Refugees In South Sudan

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership that’s Saving Refugees and Rescuing Aid Workers David Stein, policy associate at USGLC, marks Global Partnership Week and discusses how “forward-thinking businesses and nonprofits have been working with the U.S. government in innovative ways to tackle some of the toughest challenges in global…

U.N.-Backed Report Examines Impact Of Syrian Crisis On Nation’s Human Development

U.N. News Centre: New U.N.-backed report reflects ‘crushing’ impact of conflict in Syria on its people “Four years of armed conflict, economic disintegration, and social fragmentation in Syria have hollowed out its population by 15 percent, forced some 10 million people to flee their homes and reduced life expectancy by…

U.K. Commits To Spending 0.7% Of GNI On Foreign Aid Annually

The Guardian: U.K. passes bill to honor pledge of 0.7% foreign aid target “The U.K. has passed a bill that enshrines in law its commitment to spend 0.7 percent of its gross national income (GNI) on aid every year, making it the first G7 country to meet the U.N.’s 45-year-old…