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U.S. Pledges $3B To International Climate Fund For Developing Countries

News outlets report on President Obama’s pledge of $3 billion to the United Nations Green Climate Fund while at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. Los Angeles Times: Obama to pledge $3 billion in climate aid for developing countries “President Obama will pledge $3 billion to an international climate fund…

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WFP Executive Director Cousin Speaks About Ending Hunger In POLITICO Interview

POLITICO: Lessons from Leaders: Ending hunger “As the 12th executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin leads the largest humanitarian organization in the world. In the next video feature of POLITICO’s series Lessons from Leaders, Cousin tells Lois Romano how her childhood during the Civil Rights…

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Vaccine-Derived Polio Detected In 2 African Nations; Wild Type 3 Polio Possibly Eradicated, CDC Reports

Media sources report on cases of vaccine-derived polio detected in two African nations, the possible eradication of wild poliovirus type 3, and a WHO report on a recent polio meeting. Agence France-Presse: Polio cases confirmed in South Sudan, Madagascar: WHO “The World Health Organization said Friday it had confirmed unrelated…

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WFP Halves Food Rations For Refugees In Kenya Due To Lack Of Funds, Appeals For More Aid

News outlets report on the U.N. World Food Programme’s announcement it must cut food rations for refugees in Kenya because of funding shortfalls. Agence France-Presse: U.N. halves Kenya refugees’ food after aid shortfall “Food rations vital for half a million refugees in Kenya will be slashed in half due to…

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Laws Not Enough To End Female Genital Mutiliation

New York Times: Fighting Female Genital Mutilation Mona Eltahawy, author “…Many international treaties designate female genital mutilation a violation of the human rights of girls and women. On Oct. 30, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, announced a global campaign to end it within a generation. … Laws are…

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U.N. Strengthens Ebola Efforts In Rural West Africa, Calls For Overall Response Scale Up To Defeat Virus

News outlets report on the U.N.’s Ebola efforts in rural areas and their call for the overall scaling up of the on-the-ground Ebola response in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: U.N. bolsters Ebola response in rural West Africa “Efforts to beat back Ebola in West Africa are shifting from cities to…

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World Bank Might Back Indemnity Plan For Ebola Vaccine Makers, WHO Official Says

Bloomberg News: World Bank May Help Indemnify Ebola Vaccine Makers, WHO Says “The World Bank may help indemnify Ebola vaccine makers in case any liabilities arise, as countries and international aid groups support drugmakers racing to develop preventions for the virus. Establishing an indemnity mechanism is being discussed among governments,…

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Progress Stalled On Measles Elimination, WHO Data Show

Media sources report on a WHO report showing 2015 targets for measles will not be met without stepped up efforts. The Guardian: Measles eradication plans have stalled, says WHO “Progress against the elimination of measles has stalled, the World Health Organization is warning. The number of deaths from the viral…

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U.N. Official Calls For More Funding For Cholera Elimination Efforts In Haiti

U.N. News Centre: ‘Haiti cannot wait 40 years’ to eliminate cholera, warns U.N. envoy as response lags “The top United Nations coordinator for cholera response in Haiti says support for initiatives to combat the disease has been ‘disappointing,’ noting that while it may be possible to eliminate cholera in about…

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FAO, WHO Stand Ready To Assist Nations In Addressing ‘Shocking’ Numbers On Malnutrition, Hunger

Inter Press Service: Now Is the Time to Tackle Malnutrition and Its Massive Human Costs José Graziano da Silva, FAO director general, and Margaret Chan, WHO director general “The scourge of malnutrition affects the most vulnerable in society, and it hurts most in the earliest stages of life. Today, more…

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