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Funding Gap, Health Care Shutdowns Threaten People In War-Torn Iraq

U.N. News Centre: ‘Paralyzing’ funding gap forces shutdown of 80 percent of frontline health services in war-torn Iraq — U.N. “The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq today declared as ‘devastating’ the ‘inexplicable’ closures of life-saving services in Iraq for people in need, citing the most recent shut-downs of…

South Korean Hospital Closed During MERS Outbreak Set To Reopen

Reuters: South Korea hospital at center of MERS outbreak to resume normal operation “A South Korean hospital at the center of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) will resume normal operations on Monday, the health ministry said, as a health scare that rattled the economy wanes, with no…

Thomson Reuters Foundation Publishes Series On Humanitarian Aid Organizations

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Exclusive: Which aid relief charities spend the most on fundraising? “As the business of international aid booms, rival charities are locked in a race to attract donors with some spending close to a fifth of their resources on fundraising, a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation has found. A…

U.N., Aid Agencies Express Concern Over Yemen’s Deteriorating Humanitarian Situation

Agence France-Presse: Aden’s overwhelmed hospitals turn into hospices “Overwhelmed by hundreds of sick and wounded each day, hospitals in Yemen’s second city Aden have been reduced to hospices lacking medicines and space as the country’s bloodshed rages on…” (Al-Haidari, 7/7). Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Real risk’ of famine in Yemen as…

Philippines Confirms 2nd MERS Case In Foreign Traveler

Agence France-Presse: Philippines confirms second MERS case “A foreigner who flew to the Philippines from the Middle East has become the second confirmed case of MERS in the country, the health department said Monday, as a deadly outbreak in South Korea spreads alarm across Asia…” (7/6). BBC News: Philippine health…