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WHO Launches Global Registry Of Medical Response Teams For Humanitarian Crises

Agence France-Presse: WHO sets up emergency rapid response network “The World Health Organization launched a new network of rapid response medical teams Wednesday to react to humanitarian crises across the globe…” (4/8). U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency kicks off registry of vetted medical emergency teams, drawing lessons from past crises…

Health Situation Of Internally Displaced In Ukraine Is ‘Serious Concern’, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. relief wing spotlights deteriorating health situation for conflict-affected Ukrainians “…According to Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the U.N. secretary general, at the end of March, the Ukraine Ministry of Social Protection reported that there were nearly 1.2 million registered internally displaced persons (IDPs) across the country. However,…

U.S., U.N., Other Partners Work Together To Clear Landmines

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Clearing Landmines, Saving Lives: International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller writes, “April 4 [was] International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, when we mark the international…

U.N. Calls For Protection Of Civilians Caught In Yemen Conflict

U.N. News Centre: As Yemen conflict intensifies, U.N. relief chief urges all sides to do more to protect civilians “Extremely concerned for the safety of civilians caught in the midst of ‘fierce fighting’ in Yemen, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator called today on all parties involved to meet their…

U.N. Looks Ahead To May 2016 World Humanitarian Summit

Inter Press Service: U.N.’s Next Stop: Humanitarian Summit to Resolve Exploding Refugee Crisis “As the world’s spreading humanitarian crisis threatens to spill beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq into Libya and Yemen, the United Nations is already setting its sights on the first World Humanitarian Summit scheduled to take…

Children In Need Of Protection In Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis, U.N., NGOs Warn

Al Jazeera America: U.N., NGOs decry humanitarian crisis in Yemen “As a Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen entered its seventh day on Wednesday, international organizations and relief agencies expressed alarm at the rising number of civilian deaths, many of them children, and the increasingly dire humanitarian crisis unfolding…” (Kutsch,…

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