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Donors Must Step Up Efforts In S. Sudan ‘To Save This Generation’

Huffington Post: South Sudan: We Must Not Miss This Opportunity to Save Lives Toby Lanzer, U.N. assistant secretary-general and in Juba, South Sudan as deputy special representative and development and humanitarian coordinator “On 9 May, South Sudanese leaders signed an ‘Agreement to Resolve the Crisis’ that has gripped their country…

Displaced Persons In Western Myanmar Face Disease Risks, U.N. Warns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. warns of disease risk in western Myanmar displacement camps “Deteriorating living conditions and a looming rainy season are increasing the risk of waterborne diseases in the sprawling, squalid displacement camps in western Myanmar where tens of thousands of people live, the United Nations warned on Tuesday…”…

Health Officials Warn Of Disease Threats As Flood Waters Recede In Balkans

New York Times: Worries Turn to Disease as Waters Recede in Balkans “…Contaminated water has covered homes, towns and fields, turning much of Serbia’s most fertile agricultural region into a poisonous stew of toxic chemicals, rotting carcasses, and disease-carrying insects. So far, there have been no epidemic outbreaks, the health…

Report: Lebanon Offers Insufficient Health Care To Syrian Refugees

Associated Press: Watchdog: Syrians lack medical care in Lebanon “Syrian refugees in Lebanon lack access to specialized medical care such as dialysis and cancer treatment, forcing some to risk their lives to return to their war-ravaged country for health care, according to a report by Amnesty International released Wednesday…” (Surk,…

U.N. Official Pleas For $60M In Aid To Somalia As Country Faces Starvation

Associated Press/Detroit Free Press: With Somalia on brink of mass starvation, United Nations pleads for aid “…The United Nation’s top humanitarian official for Somalia is pleading for more money. Philippe Lazzarini appealed for international donors to find $60 million so aid groups can continue feeding the malnourished children, and so…

Disaster Relief Begins After Balkans Flooding

Media outlets report on the response to recent flooding in the Balkans. Associated Press: Recovery from Balkans floods will take billions “Floodwaters receded Wednesday in Bosnia and Serbia, just enough to reveal the next shock: recovery from the historic flood will cost billions of euros that neither of the countries…

World Donors Must Unite Behind S. Sudan, Provide Support As Country Rebuilds

Huffington Post: South Sudan: We Must Not Miss This Opportunity to Save Lives Toby Lanzer, U.N. assistant secretary-general in Juba, South Sudan as deputy special representative and development and humanitarian coordinator “…An end to the conflict [in South Sudan] would allow people to move around in greater safety, to sow…