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Cholera Outbreak Poses Risk To Children In Conflict-Torn South Sudan, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: South Sudan children at risk from cholera outbreak, warns UNICEF “A cholera outbreak is threatening South Sudan’s children in the latest blow to a country already teetering on the brink of all-out crisis amid incessant fighting and mass displacement, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported…”…

Donors Pledge $3B To Nepal; U.N. Organizations Discuss Recovery Efforts

Business Insider/Reuters: Post-quake recovery in patriarchal Nepal should boost women: U.N. “Post-quake recovery in Nepal should be an opportunity to change patriarchal attitudes and stop women being pushed to the margins of society, a U.N. organization promoting women’s equality said on Thursday…” (Mis, 6/25). The Guardian/Agence France-Presse: Nepal donors pledge…

U.N. To Provide $25M In Emergency Funding To War-Torn Yemen

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: U.N. releases emergency funding for relief efforts in crisis-torn country “The United Nations humanitarian arm [Thursday] announce[d] it will provide a critical injection of emergency funding in order to accelerate relief efforts to war-trapped civilians in Yemen, the Organization has confirmed. According to an announcement made…

Funding Gap Leaves Millions Of Syrian Refugees At Risk, Aid Groups Warn

Associated Press/Washington Post: Aid groups say funds for Syrian refugees ‘dangerously low’ “More than 200 groups helping 3.9 million Syrian war refugees are calling on international donors to send promised aid, saying they are fast running out of funds to deliver basic services…” (6/25). Reuters: Aid agencies say funding gap…

U.N. Human Rights Chief Warns Of Famine In North Korea

CNN: North Korea’s historic drought expected to cause famine, U.N. says “…North Koreans are again facing a ‘looming humanitarian disaster in the DPRK,’ or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, according to the United Nations human rights chief. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told CNN, ‘We call for the international community…

Post-Earthquake Tent City In Nepal Highlighted As Example Of Public-Private Partnership Success

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: Setting an Example, Emblematic of Recovery Possible in Nepal Beth Dunford, USAID/Nepal’s Mission Director, profiles Camp Hope, a tent city in Jorpati, Kathmandu serving hundreds of households that USAID is helping to support. She writes, “Camp Hope demonstrates the positive outcomes that are possible when private…

Pakistan Heat Wave Leads To 860 Deaths, Health Officials Say

Associated Press: Heat wave subsides in Pakistan as death toll reaches 860 “The devastating heat wave that struck southern Pakistan last weekend is slowly subsiding but the toll was still climbing Thursday, to a total of 860 confirmed deaths, a senior health official said. Pakistan’s deadliest heat wave on record…

Boko Haram Attacks Creating Humanitarian Crisis In Niger Among Locals, Nigerian Refugees

IRIN: Niger: Boko Haram’s neglected crisis “…Nigerian families first began seeking refuge in Niger in 2013, but Boko Haram-related violence in the region has spiked in recent months, causing the number of refugees to balloon and leading to a fast-growing humanitarian crisis that garners little international media attention. An estimated…

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