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MSF-, ICRC-Backed Syrian Hospital Destroyed In Aleppo Airstrike; At Least 27 Killed

The Guardian: Airstrike on MSF-backed Aleppo hospital kills patients and doctors “A Syrian hospital backed by Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been destroyed in an airstrike in Aleppo, killing patients and doctors including one of the last pediatricians remaining in the rebel-held…

WFP Airdrops Food Aid To Syrian City Besieged Since March 2014

Associated Press: U.N. Airdrops Food Aid to Besieged Syrian City “A U.N. agency has used parachutes to air drop food aid to a Syrian city under siege since March 2014. The Rome-based World Food Programme says the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, its local partner, collected 22 of 26 pallets dropped…

Global Community Must Rethink Response To Refugee Crisis

New York Times: Bono: Time to Think Bigger About the Refugee Crisis Bono, lead singer of the band U2 and a founder of the advocacy group ONE and its division (RED) “…[W]e have a chance to reimagine [the reality experienced by refugees] — and reinvent our relationship with the people…

Blog Post Discusses How Health Centers In Syrian Refugee Settlements Struggle To Treat NCDs

Humanosphere: Noncommunicable diseases stress already struggling health care centers for Syrian refugees Charlie Ensor, a freelance journalist, discusses the challenges of treating noncommunicable diseases in Syrian refugee settlements, writing, “The level of need, combined with the underfunded international response, has meant that the humanitarian community’s focus has been on meeting…

3.4M Women Of Reproductive Age At Risk In War-Torn Yemen, UNFPA Says

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: year of conflict puts 3.4 million women of reproductive age at risk, U.N. reports “A year of conflict in Yemen has left an estimated 3.4 million women of reproductive age between 15 and 49 years in need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)…

Libya’s Health System Devastated By Violence, Medication Shortages

The Lancet: Libya’s health crisis looks set to worsen “…Health workers largely fled the country after the violence escalated in 2014. The international community regards Libya as a high-risk state. Médecins Sans Frontières works in some places, including the ravaged city of Benghazi, but most charities dare not enter. U.N.…

Children Most Affected By Yearlong Conflict In Yemen, UNICEF Report Says

News outlets discuss a new UNICEF report, titled “Children on the Brink.” New York Times: Children Pay ‘Highest Price’ as Yemen Falls Apart, U.N. Says “A yearlong conflict is threatening to cause a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen, one of the world’s poorest countries, the United Nations reported on Tuesday, saying…

Famine Threatens Nearly Half Of War-Torn Yemen; 13M People Need Food Aid, WFP Says

Reuters: Famine threatens half of Yemen: WFP “Nearly half of Yemen’s 22 provinces on the verge of famine as result of the war there and more than 13 million people need food aid, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) says…” (Al-Ansi, 3/23). U.N. News Centre: ‘Terrible year’ in war-torn Yemen…

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