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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…

U.S. Helps Filipinos Rebuild After Typhoon Haiyan

USAID’s “Impact”: Rebuilding Livelihoods in the Philippines Post-Typhoon Haiyan Billy Dec, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, writes about U.S. government efforts to help Filipinos rebuild following the massive destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 (6/12).

London Summit Sees Launch Of International Protocol On Addressing Sexual Violence, Crimes

The Guardian has published several articles related to the ongoing Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, taking place this week in London. The Guardian: International protocol launched to deal with sexual violence in conflict “An international protocol for dealing with rape and sexual violence in conflict was launched…

Drop U.S. Food Aid Shipping Requirement To Feed More People

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Rough water: U.S. food aid imperiled by proposed shipping rule “…Section 318 of the House-approved Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act would require that 75 percent of U.S. food aid be transported on privately owned, U.S.-flagged commercial vessels. The cost, according to USAID: $75 million that could be…

Lack Of Donor Funding Threatens Humanitarian Relief In CAR, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: Relief funds nearly exhausted for crisis in Central African Republic — U.N. agencies “Less than a week after an urgent funding appeal by the heads of the lead U.N. food and refugee agencies, lack of donor attention threatening to cut off aid to thousands trying to escape…

State Department Officials Address Gender-Based Violence, Global Summit

Two posts in the U.S. State Department’s “DipNote” blog address issues to be discussed this week at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, taking place in London. DipNote: Let There Be No Hiding Place for Rapists in War U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who will attend…

Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict Set To Begin In London

News outlets report on the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, taking place this week in London. The Guardian: How do we end sexual violence in conflict? — interactive “This week, more than 150 ministers from across the world will converge on London for a summit on ending…

Obama Administration To Open Additional Military Base To House Child Immigrants

Reuters: U.S. to open third military base to illegal child immigrants “The Obama administration on Monday announced it is designating a third U.S. military base for emergency housing of children immigrating illegally into the United States without parents or relatives, as the cost of caring for these minors escalated…” (Cowan,…