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Refugee Children Face Multiple Health Risks As Winter Arrives In Balkans, Aid Workers Say

Reuters: Aid workers warn looming Balkan winter threatens migrant children “…Aid workers in Serbia warn children struggling across the Balkans on their way to western Europe face serious health risks as cold winter months approach. Many children arriving here are already coughing from colds caught along the route…” (Bytyci et…

Funding Shortage Hampering WFP Efforts In Mauritania, Where Women, Children, Malian Refugees Most Affected By Food Insecurity

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Women, children, refugees bear brunt of Mauritania food crisis “…Droughts have reduced the availability of nutritious food, and widespread poverty — one in four Mauritanians live on less than $1.25 per day — means many cannot afford to eat healthily, according to WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin.…

South Sudan Faces Famine Without Immediate Humanitarian Assistance, Report Says

News outlets report on an assessment by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) calling for immediate humanitarian assistance for South Sudan to prevent famine. The Guardian: South Sudan faces ‘concrete’ famine risk and needs urgent help, warn experts “Famine in parts of South Sudan could be just weeks away…

Humanitarian Response Organizations Play Critical Role In Addressing Menstrual-Related Issues In Emergency Situations

Ms. Magazine Blog: The Syrian Refugee Struggle No One’s Talking About Marni Sommer, associate professor of sociomedical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and a Public Voices fellow with The OpEd Project, discusses the challenges surrounding and importance of addressing menstrual hygiene management in humanitarian…

World Must Support, Protect, Be Accountable To Humanitarian Aid Workers

Huffington Post: The Doctors Without Borders Air Strike: Beyond Obama’s Investigation Thomas Kenyon, president and CEO of Project HOPE “Humanitarian aid workers who brave war zones have come to expect, but not accept, errant bullets, bombs, or missiles. But that doesn’t mean that they do not have the right to…

U.S. Analysts Knew Afghan Target Was Hospital, AP Reports; MSF Official Says ‘Precise Destruction’ Indicates Bombing Not ‘Mistake’

Associated Press: APNewsBreak: U.S. analysts knew Afghan site was hospital “American special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on an Afghan hospital days before it was destroyed by a U.S. military attack because they believed it was being used by a Pakistani operative to coordinate Taliban activity, the Associated Press has…

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