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USAID To Stand By Nepal During Earthquake Relief, Recovery

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: U.S. Increases Funding to Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort Acting USAID Administrator Alfonso E. Lenhardt discusses the agency’s response to the earthquake in Nepal, announces additional humanitarian assistance, and writes, “The road to recovery will be long, but rest assured, Nepal will not walk that road alone. The people…

38M IDPs Worldwide In 2014, Increase Of 4.7M Over 2013, Report Shows

News outlets highlight the findings of an annual report on internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide. The Guardian: Number of internally displaced people highest ‘in a generation’ “The threat of violence from new and ongoing conflicts displaced 11 million people inside their own countries in 2014, bringing the total number of…

Nepal Earthquake Aftermath Strains Already Fragile Health System

Humanosphere: Nepal’s progress on health violently set back by massive quake In a guest post, Melody Schreiber, program manager at the International Reporting Project, reports from Nepal and discusses the impact of the recent earthquake on the country’s health system (5/6).

U.N. Says Emergency Funding For Nepal Slow To Arrive Nearly 2 Weeks After Earthquake; Humanitarian Aid Distribution, Vaccination, Continue

Agence France-Presse: Health workers race to prevent Nepal measles outbreak “Health workers are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children in Nepal as fears grow that last month’s massive earthquake has made youngsters more susceptible to disease…” (5/6). IRIN: Are mothers and children missing out on Nepal aid?…

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