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U.S., WFP Work To Support Humanitarian, Food Assistance Efforts In South Sudan

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: On the Ground in South Sudan: Delivering Humanitarian and Food Assistance Against The Odds David Lane, United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, discusses his recent trip to “South Sudan to see how the world’s largest humanitarian food agency is addressing one of…

Lancet Article Examines Interactions Between SDGs

The Lancet: Governing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals: interactions, infrastructures, and institutions This Lancet article discusses how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process “generated a framework that reveals potential conflicts and synergies between goals, and how their interactions might be governed” (Waage et al., 3/29).

Humanitarian Aid Continues After Cyclone Pam Hits Vanuatu

Radio New Zealand International: Vanuatu govt defends aid delivery “The Vanuatu government is defending its efforts in distributing Cyclone Pam aid, after some communities have complained of not receiving any relief two weeks after the storm hit. A spokesperson, Kiery Manassah, says aid has been delivered to all the islands…

Mass Displacement, Insecurity, Rainy Season Threaten South Sudanese IDPs

VOA News: Waiting for Food, Hoping for Peace in South Sudan “…Humanitarian agencies and the United Nations have been warning since last year that mass displacement, insecurity, and the disruption to farming that have all been caused by the fighting could result in famine in South Sudan. … WFP Executive…

Increased Funding Needed To Address Humanitarian, Health Challenges In Syria, WHO Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Syria: U.N. health agency ‘unable to sustain’ operations without significant funding increase “Ahead of next week’s third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, the United Nations health agency’s top official in the country said [Friday] that more than 16 million Syrians and Syrian refugees are in need…