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U.N. Appeals For More Than $1B In Aid To South Sudan

News outlets report on the U.N.’s appeal for more than $1 billion in aid to South Sudan. Agence France-Presse: S. Sudan crisis ‘deteriorates’ after six months of war “Aid agencies warned Sunday that starvation and diseases like malaria and cholera were set to intensify the crisis in South Sudan, which…

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Pollution Kills More In Developing World Than Disease, Analysis Shows

News outlets report on an analysis released by the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) that states pollution, rather than disease, is the biggest killer in the developing world. Inter Press Service: In Developing World, Pollution Kills More Than Disease “Pollution, not disease, is the biggest killer in the…

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U.N. Releases Sexual Violence Reparations Guidelines; Global Summit Ends

News outlets report on developments at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, which ended Friday in London. Inter Press Service: U.N. Releases Guidelines on Reparations for Victims of Sexual Violence “…[A]t a summit meeting in London this week, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a set of guidelines…

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IPS Examines Food, Nutrition Security In SDGs

Inter Press Service: Post-2015 Development Agenda — Will the Voices of the Hungry be Heard? “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire in 2015 and be replaced with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are intended to strengthen the international community’s engagement with eradicating poverty and hunger. In the run-up…

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U.N. Official Stresses Need For Improved Humanitarian Access In Myanmar

U.N. News Centre: Myanmar: senior U.N. official urges greater access to people in need of humanitarian aid “The United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator today stressed the need for improved access to people in need of humanitarian assistance in Myanmar, as she wrapped up a visit to the states of…

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International Community ‘Turning Up The Volume’ On Hunger, Malnutrition

Inter Press Service: Op-Ed: Not Only Hunger, but Malnutrition Too José Graziano da Silva, director-general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “…Fortunately, policymakers and community leaders around the world are making some progress in turning up the volume of the conversation on malnutrition and placing the topic, along…

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Humanosphere Speaks With Former U.N. Food Official

Humanosphere: A ‘special’ perspective on food, human rights and the future of agriculture Health reporter and Humanosphere contributor Gabe Spitzer presents a podcast in which Humanosphere’s Tom Paulson speaks with the former U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier De Schutter (6/13).

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U.N. Agencies Increase Humanitarian Efforts In Iraq As Crisis Escalates

News outlets report on the U.N.’s efforts to meet increasing needs in Iraq as the humanitarian crisis escalates. Associated Press/Huffington Post: Iraq Refugee Population Increased By Nearly 800,000 This Year: U.N. “The U.N. refugee agency says Iraq’s refugee population has increased by almost 800,000 this year as the government struggles against…

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Washington Gun Control Advocates ‘Could Take A Lesson’ From Global Polio Efforts

TIME: Why Polio is Doomed and Gun Violence Isn’t Jeffrey Kluger, editor at large for TIME magazine and TIME.com “It shouldn’t take too much courage to stop a scourge that is killing children. Washington’s gun cowards could take a lesson from the heroes battling polio. … There has always been…

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FAO, WHO Call On Governments To Commit To Tackling Malnutrition

Food and Agriculture Organization: FAO and WHO urge strong political commitment to tackle malnutrition at upcoming high-level international conference “As hundreds of millions of people around the world continue to suffer from hunger and malnutrition, governments should make stronger commitments at the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to…

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