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U.N. Calls For Protection Of Civilians Caught In Yemen Conflict

U.N. News Centre: As Yemen conflict intensifies, U.N. relief chief urges all sides to do more to protect civilians “Extremely concerned for the safety of civilians caught in the midst of ‘fierce fighting’ in Yemen, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator called today on all parties involved to meet their…

U.N. Looks Ahead To May 2016 World Humanitarian Summit

Inter Press Service: U.N.’s Next Stop: Humanitarian Summit to Resolve Exploding Refugee Crisis “As the world’s spreading humanitarian crisis threatens to spill beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq into Libya and Yemen, the United Nations is already setting its sights on the first World Humanitarian Summit scheduled to take…

Children In Need Of Protection In Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis, U.N., NGOs Warn

Al Jazeera America: U.N., NGOs decry humanitarian crisis in Yemen “As a Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen entered its seventh day on Wednesday, international organizations and relief agencies expressed alarm at the rising number of civilian deaths, many of them children, and the increasingly dire humanitarian crisis unfolding…” (Kutsch,…

Pledges For Syrian Humanitarian Aid Fall Short Of Target

Inter Press Service: Pledges for Humanitarian Aid to Syria Fall Short of Target by Billions “…[United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s] appeal for a hefty 8.4 billion dollars in humanitarian aid fell short of its target — despite great-hearted efforts by three major donors: the European Commission (E.C.) and its member…

State Department, USAID Blog Posts Discuss Humanitarian Response To Crisis In Syria

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Syria: ‘The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis in a Generation Demands the Response of a Generation’ The blog post discusses U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power’s comments at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria (3/31). USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Why You Should Still Care About Syria…

Humanosphere Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health News

Humanosphere: News in the Humanosphere: Syria humanitarian pledging conference kicks off in Kuwait Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy provides a roundup of recent global health news, including the start of a pledging conference for humanitarian aid to Syria (3/31).

International Community Should Fund Relief Of Syria

Huffington Post: Future Being Made Now for Syria’s Children William Lambers, author and blogger “On Tuesday, a conference will be held in Kuwait to raise funds to feed the starving people of Syria. … Today, there are millions of Syrian children whose future…hangs in the balance with what we do,…

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