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Humanitarian Assistance Programs In Conflict-Torn CAR Remain Underfunded, U.N. Warns

Agence France-Presse: U.N. sounds alarm over ‘forgotten’ C. Africa crisis “The United Nations warned Monday it had received only a fraction of the funds needed to address strife-torn Central African Republic’s towering humanitarian crisis, forcing it to cut desperately needed aid…” (4/27). U.N. News Centre: U.N. warns Central African Republic…

U.S. Pledges $16M In Additional Humanitarian Aid To South Sudan

USAID: United States Pledges $16 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan “The United States announced the commitment of more than $16 million in new humanitarian assistance for nutrition, shelter, water, and health services for people suffering from the ongoing effects of the conflict that began…

International Community Begins Rescue, Humanitarian Efforts In Nepal After 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills More Than 3,800

Agence France-Presse: Death toll rises to 3,800 in Nepal earthquake “Nepalis started fleeing their devastated capital on Monday after an earthquake killed more than 3,800 people and toppled entire streets, as the United Nations prepared a “massive” aid operation…” (Mathema/Bagga, 4/27). Associated Press/Huffington Post: Almost One Million Children In ‘Urgent…

SwitchPoint Conference Draws Humanitarian, Global Health Entrepreneurs

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Digital Jedis, Social Entrepreneurs, and the Real Heroes of Global Health Margarite Nathe, senior editor/writer at IntraHealth International, reports from SwitchPoint, a conference that gathered “hundreds of participants from around the world … in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, all looking for forces to join, partnerships to forge, and…

Yemen’s Health Care System Faces Supply Shortages, At Risk Of Collapse, WHO Warns

Deutsche Welle: Yemen’s health care system at risk of collapse “Yemen’s health services were on the brink of collapse with life-saving medicines and key medical supplies running out, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday. ‘Power cuts and fuel shortages also threaten to disrupt the vaccine cold chain, leaving…

WHO Issues Updated Statement Monday On Agency’s Shortcomings In Responding To Ebola

The Guardian: How WHO revised its self-criticism over Ebola handling “The WHO issued a statement acknowledging failings in the handling of the Ebola crisis — and then corrected it just an hour later with the release of a version that had been substantially toned-down. [The Guardian highlights] the changes that…

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