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ODI Report Suggests Providing Cash Transfers Effective In Humanitarian Crises

Humanosphere: Giving cash is key to alleviate humanitarian crises, report finds Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses findings from a report convened by the Overseas Development Institute on humanitarian cash transfers, writing, “The bottom line is that aid agencies, governments, and the U.N. need to give more cash” to people affected…

U.S. To Provide $89M In Additional Humanitarian Aid To Yemen

Newsweek: U.S. Announces $89 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Yemen “The U.S. will provide $89 million in additional humanitarian aid to war-torn Yemen, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced Wednesday. The funding will go toward food assistance, safe drinking water, and medical care for the nearly 80…

Blocked From Eastern Ukraine, Aid Agencies Concerned Civilians Unprepared For Winter Months

Washington Post: In eastern Ukraine, most Western aid agencies have been blocked “Nearly all Western humanitarian organizations have been blocked from operating in separatist-controlled parts of eastern Ukraine for close to two months, and they fear that unless the situation is reversed, civilians could lose access to critical assistance when…

Nepal’s Poor Water System Worsened By Earthquakes

New York Times: Earthquakes Compound Nepal’s Water Worries “…[Nepal] is one of the world’s poorest countries, and two-thirds of the population lives without toilets. Water pipes in major cities are old and crumbling — a situation made worse by the earthquake that devastated Kathmandu in April…” (McNeil, 9/16).

Global Leaders Must Recommit To Universal Declaration Of Human Rights To Achieve SDGs

Huffington Post: To Achieve Sustainable Development Goals, Leaders Must Focus on Human Rights Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights “…The truth is this: we will only achieve the development goals we share as a global community if we ensure the dignity and…

U.S. Can Solidify Commitment To International Affairs In 4 Key Ways At UNGA

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Top Reasons To Care About #UNGA This Year Tracey A. Jacobson, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, discusses the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and four key areas where the U.S. could solidify its commitment to international…

WHO Calls For International Action On Refugees’ Health In Europe, Pledges Continued Support

Agence France-Presse: WHO urges European action on migrant health “The World Health Organization on Monday called for international action to respond to the public health challenges resulting from Europe’s worst migrant crisis in decades, and urged assistance for refugees exhausted from long and perilous journeys…” (9/14). Xinhua News: WHO session…

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