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UNICEF Delivers Aid To Yemen During Ceasefire

CNN: Hope amid the carnage: U.N. aid reaches victims of Yemen bloodshed “…[A] brief, peaceful window has been delicately negotiated following a special request from the U.N. — but it won’t last long. UNICEF hopes there will be just enough time to deliver vital food and supplies, helping to ease…

Egypt Experiences Unexplained Increase Of Avian Flu Cases Since Fall

New York Times: Egypt’s Avian Flu Surge Lacks an Explanation “Cases of H5N1 avian flu have been surging in Egypt since the fall. Egypt has now passed Indonesia as the country with the most human cases in total since the virus was first found in Hong Kong almost 20 years…

Study Shows Possibility Of Silent MERS Infections

CIDRAP News: Saudi serology study shows possible role for silent MERS infections “A large study of blood samples in Saudi Arabia suggests that some people who have contact with camels can contract undiagnosed or only mild MERS-CoV infections and might unknowingly pass the disease to others, findings that may help…

U.N. Calls For Protection Of Civilians Caught In Yemen Conflict

U.N. News Centre: As Yemen conflict intensifies, U.N. relief chief urges all sides to do more to protect civilians “Extremely concerned for the safety of civilians caught in the midst of ‘fierce fighting’ in Yemen, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator called today on all parties involved to meet their…

Children In Need Of Protection In Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis, U.N., NGOs Warn

Al Jazeera America: U.N., NGOs decry humanitarian crisis in Yemen “As a Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen entered its seventh day on Wednesday, international organizations and relief agencies expressed alarm at the rising number of civilian deaths, many of them children, and the increasingly dire humanitarian crisis unfolding…” (Kutsch,…

Pledges For Syrian Humanitarian Aid Fall Short Of Target

Inter Press Service: Pledges for Humanitarian Aid to Syria Fall Short of Target by Billions “…[United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s] appeal for a hefty 8.4 billion dollars in humanitarian aid fell short of its target — despite great-hearted efforts by three major donors: the European Commission (E.C.) and its member…

State Department, USAID Blog Posts Discuss Humanitarian Response To Crisis In Syria

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Syria: ‘The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis in a Generation Demands the Response of a Generation’ The blog post discusses U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power’s comments at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria (3/31). USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Why You Should Still Care About Syria…