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Safe Humanitarian Corridor Needed In Yemen To Respond To Dengue Outbreak, WHO Says

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: ‘worrying outbreak’ of dengue fever prompts U.N. health agency appeal for safe humanitarian corridor “The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for a safe corridor to reach more than three million people in war-torn Yemen’s most populated governorate, Taiz, where ‘an extreme spike’ in…

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U.N. Secretary General, Inter-Parliamentary Union President Call On Legislators To Support SDGs

Public Finance International: U.N. chief tells parliaments across the world to back SDGs “United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged legislators around the world to help drive forward the new sustainable development agenda. Addressing a conference of parliamentary speakers at U.N. headquarters in New York, Ban said member states had…

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Resource Management, Partnerships, Innovative Financing Important Under New Development Agenda, UNFPA Head Says

Devex: UNFPA chief: New development architecture will mean adaptation, more cooperation “The architecture of the development agenda and how it will be financed has changed, but the U.N. Population Fund is adapting and looking to new partnerships and innovative financing to continue to promote reproductive health and family planning. ‘I…

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Trial Using ‘Ring Vaccination’ Strategy Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Underway In Sierra Leone After New Case Detected

WHO: Guinea ring vaccination trial extended to Sierra Leone to vaccinate contacts of new Ebola case “Detection of a new case of Ebola virus disease in Kambia, Sierra Leone, after the country had marked almost three weeks of zero cases has set in motion the first ‘ring vaccination’ use of…

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WHO, Tanzanian Health Officials Work To Stem Cholera Outbreak Affecting More Than 400 People

VOA News: WHO: Tanzania Cholera Epidemic Worsens “The World Health Organization and Tanzanian Ministry of Health are stepping up efforts to contain and discover the source of a cholera epidemic that so far has killed eight people and infected more than 400 others. WHO data indicate the fast-spreading epidemic broke…

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U.N. Security Council Condemns Use Of Sexual Violence, Sexual Enslavement In Iraqi, Syrian Conflicts

U.N. News Centre: Security Council condemns use of sexual violence as ‘tactic of war’ in Iraq and Syria “The United Nations Security Council [on Friday] condemned the use of sexual violence, in particular sexual enslavement and sexual violence ‘related to or resulting from forced marriage, committee, including as a tactic…

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India’s 15-Year Campaign Leads To Virtual Elimination Of Maternal, Newborn Tetanus Deaths

New York Times: India Virtually Eliminates Tetanus as a Killer “A year after eliminating polio, India has scored another public health victory. Following a 15-year campaign, the country has virtually eliminated tetanus as a killer of newborns and mothers…” (McNeil, 8/28).

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Global Parliamentary Summit Attendees Must Listen To Developing Nations To Promote Peace, Development

Xinhua News: Commentary: Global parliamentary summit important platform to promote peace, development Editorial Board “…While contributing their wisdom to post-MDG development strategies, representatives [of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting this week at the 4th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament] should be reminded they must listen to the voices of…

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U.K. Public Should Contribute More To Protect Yemen’s Children

Huffington Post: Childhood Under Attack in Yemen David Bull, executive director of UNICEF U.K. “…Yemen’s children did not start this war, but are bearing the worst of its terrible impact. Despite the grave needs, [UNICEF U.K.’s] response is woefully underfunded. We have only 16 percent of the funds we require…

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Millions Face Ongoing Humanitarian Needs In Ukraine As Winter Approaches, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. relief wing cites major access challenges in eastern Ukraine, where millions need supplies ahead of winter “Sounding the alarm on behalf of relief agencies working to meet ongoing needs and jump-start critical preparations for winter in strife-riven eastern Ukraine, the United Nations humanitarian wing has reported…

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