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World Leaders Must Protect Humanitarian Aid Workers In Conflict Zones

CNN: Attacks on aid workers an attack on all Maleeha Lodhi, permanent representative of Pakistan to the U.N. and the president of the UNICEF Executive Board “…Around the world, humanitarian aid workers have been bombed, kidnapped, and killed. Their lifesaving supplies have been confiscated and their access to those in…

Violent Clashes In South Sudan Force Aid Groups To Withdraw, Ten Of Thousands To Flee

Reuters: Tens of thousands flee fighting in South Sudan, aid groups withdraw “Tens of thousands of people have fled fierce fighting in South Sudan’s northern Unity State and humanitarian organizations have withdrawn staff from the area, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other groups said on Saturday…”…

U.N. Says Emergency Funding For Nepal Slow To Arrive Nearly 2 Weeks After Earthquake; Humanitarian Aid Distribution, Vaccination, Continue

Agence France-Presse: Health workers race to prevent Nepal measles outbreak “Health workers are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children in Nepal as fears grow that last month’s massive earthquake has made youngsters more susceptible to disease…” (5/6). IRIN: Are mothers and children missing out on Nepal aid?…

Nepal Earthquake Aftermath Strains Already Fragile Health System

Humanosphere: Nepal’s progress on health violently set back by massive quake In a guest post, Melody Schreiber, program manager at the International Reporting Project, reports from Nepal and discusses the impact of the recent earthquake on the country’s health system (5/6).

38M IDPs Worldwide In 2014, Increase Of 4.7M Over 2013, Report Shows

News outlets highlight the findings of an annual report on internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide. The Guardian: Number of internally displaced people highest ‘in a generation’ “The threat of violence from new and ongoing conflicts displaced 11 million people inside their own countries in 2014, bringing the total number of…

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