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World Humanitarian Day Highlights ‘Humanitarian Heroes’

The Lancet: Working towards better health in humanitarian crises Editorial Board “…Since 2006, [August 19th] has marked World Humanitarian Day to commemorate … all the people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate those presently working in crisis and disaster settings around the world. This year,…

August 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The August 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as an editorial on Bhutan’s use of gross national happiness as a measure of development (August 2015).

IRIN Examines Efforts To Reform U.S. Food For Peace Program

IRIN: U.S. Food Aid: Charity Begins At Home “More than 60 years after the U.S. Food for Peace program was launched, vested interests continue to hinder reforms to allow for more local sourcing of food aid. … The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which manages American aid programs, supports…

Yemen Humanitarian Operations Threatened By Air Strikes Targeting HCWs, Hospitals, MSF Warns; U.N. Food Aid Distribution Begins In Aden

The Guardian: Civilians and hospitals targeted in Yemen air strikes, warns medical charity “The ongoing air strikes and deliberate targeting of civilians and health workers in Yemen are jeopardizing humanitarian operations in the country, denying thousands of people basic medical care, the head of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned…”…

Poor Preparedness Responsible For Human Displacement Following Disasters, Report Says

Humanosphere: Disasters didn’t have to displace 19.3 million people in 2014 Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council, which examines the causes of natural disasters and displacement from the effects of disasters. “…IDMC says it is humans…