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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,…

Investing In Women Critical To Family, Maternal, Child Health In Haiti

Forbes: The Last Shall Be First: Haitian Women Taking Steps To End Poverty Bill Frist, former U.S. senator from Tennessee and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Jenny Eaton Dyer, executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands “…A fundamental foundation for … resilience is the family. … We know when…

WHO, Partners Developing New Vaccine Supply System For People In Humanitarian Crises

Reuters: WHO seeks new mechanism for crisis vaccine supplies at low cost “The World Health Organization, drugmakers, and humanitarian groups are hammering out details of a new vaccine supply system aimed at getting vital shots to vulnerable people in crises such as wars or natural disasters. The mechanism, which so…

Humanitarian Settings Must Include Essential Services For Maternal, Newborn Health

Devex: The importance of newborn health in humanitarian situations Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID, and Robert Clay, vice president for global health at Save the Children “…To reach the ambitious [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)] for health, including reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, we must…

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