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Food For Peace Acts As ‘Stabilizing Force’ In Conflict-Ridden Middle East

The Hill: In response to Mideast wars, increase Food for Peace William Lambers, author and blogger “…There is no doubt Congress and President Obama should increase funding for Food for Peace in the upcoming FY16 budget. In a world where there is plenty of chaos, Food for Peace is one…

U.N. Agencies Ramp Up Aid To Nepal As Monsoon Season Approaches

U.N. News Centre: Nepal: U.N. underscores need to act now before monsoon rains risk further disaster “As Nepalese communities devastated by two major earthquakes struggle to restore and rebuild, United Nations humanitarian workers and their partners are in a fierce race against time to reach survivors in the remote mountains…

U.N. Efforts To Stem Cholera Outbreak Among Burundian Refugees In Tanzania Showing Progress

Agence France-Presse: Cholera outbreak among Burundi refugees in Tanzania slowing: U.N. “A cholera outbreak raging among Burundian refugees in Tanzania has slowed significantly with no new deaths reported in the past five days, the United Nations said Tuesday…” (5/26). Reuters: Cholera epidemic hits 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N. “About…

NCDs Represent Neglected Health Crisis Among Syrian Refugees, MSF Worker Says

SciDev.Net: New ways to treat the diseases killing Syrian refugees “…[Jon Gunnarsson of Médecins Sans Frontières], who works with refugees in Jordan, says that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent one of the most urgent yet underfunded health crises facing Syrian refugees displaced by the country’s civil war. There are 600,000 Syrian…

About 20% Of South Sudanese Refugee Children Malnourished, Relief Workers Say

VOA News: Malnutrition Remains Serious Problem for South Sudanese Refugees “…For many … children at the Rhino Refugee Settlement in Uganda’s Arua district, malnourishment remains a serious problem. The camp holds about 90,000 refugees. Relief workers like Joseph Mbabazi, say about 20 percent of the children are malnourished…” (Roosblad, 5/20).

Health Conditions Deteriorate Among Burundian Refugees In Tanzania, WHO Says

U.N. News Centre: Burundi humanitarian crisis worsens as political tensions in country grow “The humanitarian crisis caused by the ‘escalating political tensions’ in Burundi has worsened, according to the United Nations which today reported an uptick in the number of Burundian refugees seeking asylum and a deterioration in health conditions…

German Chancellor Merkel, WHO Director-General Chan Open WHA, Speak About WHO Reform, Health Emergency Preparedness, Drug Resistance

News outlets report on the opening of the World Health Assembly, taking place this week in Geneva. Agence France-Presse: World must step up fight against antibiotic resistance: Merkel “…In an address in Geneva, [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel stressed the interconnectedness of global health systems, insisting all nations must work together…

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