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SIGAR Raises Concerns Over USAID-Funded Health Clinics In Afghanistan

United Press International: U.S. has wrong coordinates for several Afghanistan medical facilities, inspector says “…The special inspector general responsible for the oversight of rebuilding efforts in Afghanistan has determined that geographic coordinates given by U.S. officials for a handful of medical facilities there are inaccurate — in some cases by…

Donor Countries Should Not Divert Aid Money For LDCs To Refugee Crisis

The Guardian: The world’s poor lose out as aid is diverted to the refugee crisis Larry Elliott, The Guardian’s economics editor “…Continued political support for aid is important because 2016 is going to be a tough year for many [least-developed countries (LDCs)]. … So what needs to be done? First,…

Houston Chronicle Profiles Work Of U.S. Science Envoy For The Middle East Peter Hotez

Houston Chronicle: Big idea: ‘Vaccine diplomacy’ in the Middle East “…[Tropical disease expert Peter J. Hotez,] who was appointed U.S. science envoy for the Middle East in 2015, brought his knowledge of these neglected tropical diseases to the turmoil in the Middle East and discovered the makings of a new…

MSF Clinic In Yemen Hit By Ordnance; Third Incident In 3 Months, Group Says

New York Times: Hospital Aided by Doctors Without Borders Is Bombed in Yemen “A hospital in northern Yemen supported by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders was struck by ordnance early Sunday, killing at least four people and causing several buildings to collapse, the organization said in a statement…” (Fahim,…

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