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Damage Assessments, Humanitarian Aid Begin After Cyclone Pam Hits Vanuatu

The Atlantic: A Cyclone Destroys a Nation “Torrential rains and winds up to 185 miles per hour lashed the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Saturday, downing power lines and flattening buildings throughout the country. The official death toll of the storm, called Tropical Cyclone Pam, is eight, but the…

USAID Works To Build Resilience, Respond To Natural Hazards

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: New Steps in Disaster Risk Reduction Sezin Tokar, a hydrometeorological hazards adviser with USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, discusses the goals of the Third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and how USAID works to build resilience and respond to natural disasters (3/13).

Conflict Interfering With Consistent Treatment For Syrians With HIV/AIDS

Al-Monitor: Syrian AIDS patients suffer in silence “…Jamal Khamis, the director of the National Program for Combating AIDS at the infectious disease control center, which works in cooperation with the Syrian Health Ministry, revealed in his latest statement to the Baath newspaper in February that by the end of 2014,…

Disaster-Risk Reduction ‘Lies At The Nexus Of’ Development Assistance, Humanitarian Aid

Project Syndicate: A Global Strategy for Disaster Risk Ban Ki-moon, U.N. secretary-general “…It is time to stop addressing development and humanitarian emergencies separately. Disaster-risk reduction lies at the nexus of development assistance, which seeks to advance better living conditions, and humanitarian aid, which begins after a disaster hits. Starting our…

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