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Funding Shortfall Causes WFP To Stop Voucher Program For 229K Syrian Refugees In Jordan

Agence France-Presse: Cash-strapped U.N. stops aid to Syria refugees in Jordan “The U.N. food agency said on Friday it has ceased assistance to 229,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan because of a lack of funds, but will continue to provide for 211,000 others…” (9/4). Associated Press/Al Jazeera America: U.N. agency forced…

Growing Refugee Crisis Stressing U.N. Humanitarian Agencies, Senior Officials Say

The Guardian: U.N. agencies ‘broke and failing’ in face of ever-growing refugee crisis “The U.N.’s humanitarian agencies are on the verge of bankruptcy and unable to meet the basic needs of millions of people because of the size of the refugee crisis in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, senior…

Yemeni Hospitals Running Low On Supplies, Children Malnourished, Aid Agencies Warn

VOA News: Yemen Close to ‘Disaster’ as Medical Shortages Continue “Aid agencies are warning of a possible humanitarian disaster in Yemen, including severe malnutrition. The agencies say up to 500,000 children lack food or nutrients in their diet. Yemeni hospitals are running low on simple medicines, they say…” (9/8).

U.N. Agency Reports Suspected Typhoid, Scabies Cases In Southern Syrian Town

U.N. News Centre: In Syria, U.N. agency discovers nine new suspected cases of typhoid near Yarmouk camp “Following humanitarian operations in the southern Syrian town of Yalda, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it has identified nine new suspected cases…

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