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Report Examines Military Intervention In West African Ebola Outbreak

SciDev.Net: Foreign troops helped defeat Ebola outbreak “Military intervention during the 2014 Ebola outbreak was helpful, but more research is needed to define how the armed forces can work with civilian organizations in future health crises, a report says…” (Willmer, 10/30).

More Than 13M People In Need Of Aid, Protection In Syria, Says U.N.

Associated Press/Huffington Post: 13.5 Million Syrians Need Aid, Extra Help As Winter Approaches: U.N. “The United Nations said Tuesday the worsening conflict in Syria has left 13.5 million people in need of aid and some form of protection, including more than six million children…” (Lederer, 10/30).

Cholera Immunization Campaign Launched In Iraq To Combat Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: Iraq combats cholera with massive vaccination campaign “Iraq is carrying out a major vaccination campaign to combat a cholera outbreak that has infected more than 2,200 people, the health ministry said on Sunday. The campaign, focused on vaccinating people displaced by conflict including the war with the Islamic…

Conflict Perpetuating Hunger Crises Worldwide, Lancet Reports

The Lancet: Conflicts worsen global hunger crisis “While the refugee situation in Europe has attracted many headlines, little attention has been paid to the hunger crises affecting populations in more than 28 countries around the world. Overall, more than 25 million people are projected to be acutely food insecure and…

Pacific Humanitarian Partnership Meeting Highlights Efforts To Reduce Morbidity, Mortality Among Women, Children In Disaster-Prone Region

U.N. News Centre: Health and safety of women and children in disaster-prone areas ‘must be a priority,’ says U.N. relief wing “Disaster response specialists, including from the United Nations and other organizations, gathered in Suva, Fiji, this week for the annual Pacific Humanitarian Partnership meeting, where the focus has been…

New A.U. Report Outlines Atrocities Of War In South Sudan

The Guardian: South Sudan: ‘a level of human suffering I have never seen anywhere else’ “…[People in South Sudan’s Malakal protection of civilians (PoC) camp] are hiding from a war that has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced 2.2 million inside and outside the country, left 4.6 million severely…

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