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Graça Machel Discusses SDGs At New York Briefing

U.N. Dispatch: The SDG Challenge: Q&A with Graça Machel Kimberly Curtis, a lawyer and freelance journalist, summarizes comments by “Graça Machel, an international activist for women and children rights as well as the former first lady of Mozambique and South Africa … [made at] a briefing following her appearance at…

Independent Investigation Needed Into U.S. Airstrike On MSF Hospital

New York Times: The Aftermath of a Deadly Airstrike in Afghanistan Editorial Board “…Gen. John Campbell, who commands American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, acknowledged at a news conference on Monday that the airstrike [on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, run by Médecins Sans Frontières] by an American gunship on…

WHO Releases Statement From 7th Meeting Of IHR Emergency Committee On Ebola

WHO: Statement on the 7th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa This WHO statement discusses temporary recommendations made by the International Health Regulation (IHR) Emergency Committee to countries with Ebola transmission and all nations regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (10/5).

Apparent U.S. Airstrike Destroys MSF Hospital In Kunduz; Organization Withdraws From City, Demands Independent Investigation

News outlets report on the bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, allegedly by U.S. forces. The Atlantic: The Aftermath of the Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders “Doctors Without Borders, whose trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was bombed by an apparent U.S. airstrike early Saturday morning, announced…

Nearly 10M Children In Yemen Need ‘Urgent’ Humanitarian Aid, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: Over 500 children dead, 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition owing to Yemen violence — U.N. “The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today underscored the devastating toll six months of violence has taken on the children of Yemen, where at least 500 have lost their lives and…

International Commission Aims To Create Global Health Risk Framework

SciDev.Net: How to plan for the next health crisis “…Maria Freire, president of the U.S. Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, spoke of the need to become nimble in our ability to do R&D in an emergency [at a series of talks at the Royal Society on Wednesday]. How…

Aid Agencies Struggle To Reach People Affected By Humanitarian Crises, Report Shows

The Guardian: Humanitarian system ‘stretched to its limits’ says new research “…The State of the Humanitarian System, which is published every three years and produced by Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP), reveals that agencies are struggling to reach people in many of the world’s…

WFP Aid To North Korea Declines Due To Lack Of Funding

VOA News: Cash-strapped World Food Programme Cuts Aid to N. Korea “The U.N. food aid agency said Thursday that its aid to North Korea’s vulnerable people dropped 44 percent last month because of a lack of funds. … To fund projects this year, the agency needs about $167.8 million, but…

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