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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…

U.N. Appeals To Syrian Government To Allow Humanitarian Aid Access In Besieged Areas

VOA News: U.N. Blocked From Delivering Aid to Besieged Areas in Syria “The United Nations is appealing to the Syrian government to provide the permits needed to send humanitarian aid convoys into besieged and hard-to-reach areas and to allow a life-saving vaccination campaign for children to go ahead. … The…

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