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2M People In Aleppo, Syria, Without Running Water; U.N. Urges Humanitarian Pause In Fighting To Fix Electrical System, Deliver Medical Supplies

Newsweek: Two Million People in Aleppo Don’t Have Access to Running Water: U.N. “The humanitarian crisis is escalating in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as two million people have lost their access to running water…” (Westcott, 8/9). NPR: 2 Million Residents Of War-Ravaged Aleppo Now Without Running Water “…The United…

U.S. Suspends More Than $200M In Syrian Humanitarian Aid Contracts Over Fraud Suspicions

Washington Post: Suspecting fraud, U.S. suspends some Syrian aid programs “While the White House has placed humanitarian aid at the heart of its Syria policy, the government agency charged with disbursing it has frozen more than $200 million in contracts, fearing significant fraud. As fighting deepens night­marish conditions across northern…

Libyan Health System Collapsing Amid Conflict, Shortages Of Funding, Resources

Reuters: Libyan health crisis sharpens as resources dwindle “…Libya’s health system [is] collapsing amid poor security, a funding crisis, and chronic shortages of staff and medicine. Problems only seem to have become more acute since a U.N.-backed government arrived in Tripoli in March aiming to end the armed conflict and…

Experiences From TB Response In Syria Could Translate To Other Conflict Settings

Devex: 4 lessons learned tackling tuberculosis in Syria Håkan Björkman, manager of UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…[E]xperiences in Syria have highlighted four vital lessons that could help inform efforts to combat TB in other conflict zones: Courage and innovative thinking on the…

Health Care Workers Risking Lives To Provide Care In Conflict Zones, Panel Says

Global Health NOW: Losing Lives to Save Lives “ ‘Kunduz.’ Prior to this declarative utterance, Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Laurie Garrett had presided Tuesday over a meeting at CFR in New York by launching hard questions at panelists from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the International Committee of the Red…

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