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Donors Pledge Funds For Syria As U.N. Warns Of Worsening Humanitarian Situation

Agence France-Presse: U.N. warns of Syria ‘catastrophe’ as NGOs pledge funds “A U.N. envoy warned Monday of a ‘horrifying’ humanitarian situation brewing in Syria as non-governmental organizations pledged more than $500 million for refugees on the eve of a major donor conference. The United Nations has launched an appeal to…

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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…

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Lancet Article Examines Interactions Between SDGs

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

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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…

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Mass Displacement, Food Insecurity, Rainy Season Threaten South Sudan

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, [food] insecurity, and the disruption to farming that have all been caused by the fighting could result in famine in South Sudan. … WFP…

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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…

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Yemen On Verge Of Humanitarian Crisis As Food Supplies, Access To Health Care Dwindle, UNICEF Warns

The Guardian: Yemen on brink of humanitarian crisis amid rising food shortages, says UNICEF “Yemen could suffer a ‘major humanitarian crisis’ within months if the international community does not urgently step up efforts to help the disintegrating Gulf state feed and vaccinate its children, UNICEF has warned…” (Jones, 3/27). PBS…

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Individuals Who Ignore Official Advice Could Cause Upsurge Of Ebola Cases, U.N. Special Envoy Warns

The Guardian: Ebola upsurge could undo progress in blink of an eye, warns expert “Despite the massive push to bring the number of new Ebola cases down to zero as quickly as possible, there will inevitably be ‘flare-ups’ that could reverse the overall downward trend and prove difficult to contain,…

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European Governments Must Cooperate To Counter High Prices For New Medicines, WHO Report Says

Reuters: WHO urges Europeans to work together to counter high drug prices “European governments need to be better at sharing expertise about the cost-effectiveness of new medicines to counter the budget strains posed by the arrival of a wave of costly drugs, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)…” (Hirschler,…

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Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Worsening, U.N. Official Warns, Urges International Solution To Violence

U.N. News Centre: Syria crisis ‘worsening’ amid humanitarian funding shortfall, warns top U.N. relief official “The situation on the ground in Syria has ‘dramatically’ worsened as the country enters its fifth year of war amid escalating fighting and targeted attacks against civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian official warned today…

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