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Congress Should Act To Ensure Humanitarian Care For Immigrant Children

New York Times: Innocents at the Border: Immigrant Children Need Safety, Shelter and Lawyers “The surge of desperate young migrants across the southwest [U.S.] border has the Obama administration scrambling to respond. … The administration needs to mount a sustained surge of its own, of humanitarian care, shelter, and legal…

U.N. Appeals For More Than $1B In Aid To South Sudan

News outlets report on the U.N.’s appeal for more than $1 billion in aid to South Sudan. Agence France-Presse: S. Sudan crisis ‘deteriorates’ after six months of war “Aid agencies warned Sunday that starvation and diseases like malaria and cholera were set to intensify the crisis in South Sudan, which…

U.N. Releases Sexual Violence Reparations Guidelines; Global Summit Ends

News outlets report on developments at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, which ended Friday in London. Inter Press Service: U.N. Releases Guidelines on Reparations for Victims of Sexual Violence “…[A]t a summit meeting in London this week, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a set of guidelines…

U.N. Official Stresses Need For Improved Humanitarian Access In Myanmar

U.N. News Centre: Myanmar: senior U.N. official urges greater access to people in need of humanitarian aid “The United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator today stressed the need for improved access to people in need of humanitarian assistance in Myanmar, as she wrapped up a visit to the states of…

House Passes Food Aid Amendment To Agriculture Appropriations Bill

House Committee on Foreign Affairs: House Passes Chairman Royce Amendment to Modernize U.S. International Food Aid “…Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, applauded House passage of his amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill to improve U.S. international food aid to help more people facing starvation,…

DfID Testing Long-Term Humanitarian Funding Scheme In Yemen

Devex: Yemen: DfID’s test case for multiyear humanitarian programming “Long-term planning of humanitarian assistance piloted by the U.K. Department for International Development in Yemen could be ‘transformational’ according to those behind the shift in approach — but amid constrained budgets, the new strategy will first need to prove its worth…”…

U.N. Agencies Increase Humanitarian Efforts In Iraq As Crisis Escalates

News outlets report on the U.N.’s efforts to meet increasing needs in Iraq as the humanitarian crisis escalates. Associated Press/Huffington Post: Iraq Refugee Population Increased By Nearly 800,000 This Year: U.N. “The U.N. refugee agency says Iraq’s refugee population has increased by almost 800,000 this year as the government struggles against…

Flood-Hit Solomon Islands Face Disease Outbreaks; Australia Offers More Funding

News outlets report on disease outbreaks in the Solomon Islands after devastating flooding in April, as well as funding for relief efforts. Australia News Network: Australia gives further $2 million to help Solomon Islands rebuild after floods “The Australian government says it is providing a further $2 million to help…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Ending Sexual Violence In Conflict As Global Summit Wraps Up

As the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict wraps up this week, opinion pieces discuss ways to advance global efforts to prevent violence and protect women and children. Huffington Post: Sexual Violence, the Weapon of War That Has Ceased to Die Anita Tiessen, deputy executive director at UNICEF…