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WHO Calls For International Action On Refugees’ Health In Europe, Pledges Continued Support

Agence France-Presse: WHO urges European action on migrant health “The World Health Organization on Monday called for international action to respond to the public health challenges resulting from Europe’s worst migrant crisis in decades, and urged assistance for refugees exhausted from long and perilous journeys…” (9/14). Xinhua News: WHO session…

Achieving SDGs Requires Ending Conflicts, Addressing Needs Of Children In Humanitarian Crises

The Guardian: Development must target the millions of children affected by humanitarian crises Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF “…[W]e will not reach [the post-2015] development goals — nor can development be sustainable — without reaching the millions of children living in the midst of humanitarian crises. … The international…

Afghan Population Experiences Sharp Rise In Food Insecurity Over Past Year, U.N. Report Notes

News outlets discuss findings from the 2015 Seasonal Food Security Assessment for Afghanistan. International Business Times: Afghanistan: U.N. Records Rise In Severe Food Insecurity, Calls For Emergency Livelihood Support “A two-fold rise in food insecurity in Afghanistan over the past year has forced millions to resort to what the United…

U.N. Condemns Attack On Health Workers In West Darfur, Sudan

U.N. News Centre: Darfur: U.N. humanitarian officials deplore fatal attack on health workers “…On Tuesday, unidentified gunmen ambushed a vehicle about 40 kilometres from Geneina in Kreinik locality which was carrying two health ministry staff and a doctor from the World Health Organization (WHO). The three health workers were unharmed,…

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