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Nearly 3K Cholera Cases Recorded In War-Torn South Sudan Since July, WHO Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Cholera cases in S. Sudan spike, outbreak spreads to Unity state — U.N. “Nearly 3,000 people in war-torn South Sudan have contracted cholera since July, the World Health Organization reported on Tuesday, warning that the outbreak had now spread to a region where conflict is hampering efforts…

Aid Agencies Concerned Some CAR Refugees In Cameroon Forcing Young Daughters To Marry

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child marriage threatens future of young Central African Republic refugees in Cameroon “…While refugee camps provide free education, most of the refugees — two-thirds — live in villages where they struggle to afford [school] enrollment fees of up to 2,000 CFA francs ($3). Many end up sending…

3.7M People Face Severe Food Shortages In South Sudan, Up From 1M This Time Last Year

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan will face escalating food crisis in 2017, U.N. agriculture agency warns “As the conflict in South Sudan grinds on, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned [Monday] that 31 percent of the country’s population, or 3.7 million people, are facing a severe food…

Myanmar Approves Food Aid For Embattled Rakhine State But More Access Needed, U.N. Says

Reuters: Myanmar allows food aid delivery to conflict-torn region “Myanmar is allowing the first food deliveries for more than four weeks to the troubled north of Rakhine state, the U.N. humanitarian agency announced on Monday, amid an ongoing military lockdown of the area. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of…

Blog Post Examines Negative Effects Of Armed Conflict On Maternal Health Care

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: No Mother Left Behind: How Conflict Exacerbates the Global Maternal Health Challenge Nancy Chong, an intern for the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative and an undergraduate student at American University, discusses the challenges of providing maternal health care in…

CSIS Report Examines Ethiopian Government’s Response To Political Unrest, Implications For Women’s, Children’s Health

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Imperiling Progress: How Ethiopia’s Response to Political Unrest Could Undermine Its Health Gains In this report, Janet Fleischman, senior associate, and Katherine Peck, program manager and research associate, both with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, examine how political unrest and the Ethiopian government’s…

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