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NCDs Represent Neglected Health Crisis Among Syrian Refugees, MSF Worker Says

SciDev.Net: New ways to treat the diseases killing Syrian refugees “…[Jon Gunnarsson of Médecins Sans Frontières], who works with refugees in Jordan, says that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent one of the most urgent yet underfunded health crises facing Syrian refugees displaced by the country’s civil war. There are 600,000 Syrian…

South Korea Confirms Country’s First MERS Case In Patient Returning From Bahrain

Reuters: South Korea reports first case of MERS virus; patient stable “South Korean health officials on Wednesday confirmed the country’s first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in a patient who recently returned from Bahrain and is in stable condition after being treated for a high fever and cough…”…

U.N.’s Ban Calls On All Parties In Conflict-Torn Yemen To Extend Humanitarian Pause

U.N. News Centre: Ban urges all sides in Yemen to renew commitment for extension of humanitarian pause “Stressing that Yemenis have faced ‘tragic levels of suffering and violence’ in recent months, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all sides in the conflict to refrain from any actions that…

U.N.’s Ban Lauds Humanitarian Ceasefire In Yemen As Aid Efforts Ramp Up

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: U.N. chief hails important humanitarian pause as critical aid reaches civilians “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spotlighted the importance of Yemen’s humanitarian ceasefire as the United Nations and its partners ramp up critical relief efforts to civilian populations in need, according to a spokesperson for the organization…”…

Yemen’s Tenuous Temporary Ceasefire Allows For Delivery Of Humanitarian Aid To Civilians

Agence France-Presse: Situation in Yemen ‘catastrophic,’ warns U.N. food agency “The U.N.’s food agency warned Wednesday that the situation in Yemen was ‘catastrophic,’ as aid agencies rushed to take advantage of a temporary ceasefire to help desperate civilians…” (5/13). U.N. News Centre: Yemen: U.N. welcomes ceasefire as ‘lifesaving’ humanitarian relief…

Yemen Humanitarian Pause Allows WFP Aid Operations To Resume, U.N. Relief Coordinator Says

U.N. News Centre: Yemen humanitarian pause ‘a lifeline’ for civilians trapped by fighting — top U.N. relief official “The top United Nations relief official [Monday] welcomed the announcement of a humanitarian pause in Yemen, set to start [Tuesday], as aid operations resume in the embattled country following the arrival of…